Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Rice University
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Ansley Jones
Sustainability Summer Intern
Admin. Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
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Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Doctoral/Research

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

This submission will include Rice's approx. 300-acre campus, bounded approx. by Main Street, Sunset, Rice Blvd, and University Blvd. This submission will also include Rice's BioSciences Research Collaborative, a multi-tenant facility located at the corner of Main and University. Some of these tenants are non-Rice employees/researchers, but it's difficult to split out the utility usage and carbon footprint based on these occupancies. The boundary will also include the Greenbriar building, Library Service Center, President's House, and Primary Data Center, and utility data for these facilities is captured in the carbon footprint. We also will include Rice-leased square footage in the IBC and Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza buildings, but will exclude utilities. We will also include the square footage of the Rice Children's Campus, but will exclude those utilities as they are not paid by Rice, and will also exclude the non-Rice staff occupancy of that building.

The Rice Village Apartments, located on Shakespeare Street in the Rice Village, and the Rice Graduate Apartments, located on Bissonnet, are excluded from the institutional boundary. Students in these facilities pay their own utilities, and these buildings function much more like apartments buildings than dormitories.

This submission will also include the Rice Land Lumber Company in SW Louisiana for purposes of reporting our carbon footprint and related offsets.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
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Additional documentation to support the submission :
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