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

Rice University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Richard Johnson
Director of Sustainability
Facilities Engineering and Planning
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The university does not have a single over-arching sustainability committee. However, there are issue specific committees, such as those related to energy, bicycle policies, advising the farmers' market, etc.


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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management (ACSEM) is a think-and-do tank providing direction to Rice for short-term management, long-term planning, and stewardship of natural resources.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Richard Johnson, Director, Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Yes; the ACSEM office is responsible for the sustainability coordination of the entire institution. Major accomplishments of the previous years include leadership in creation of the minor in Environmental Studies, in the revision and relaunch of the Environmental Science degree plan, in securing a renewable electricity agreement for 2015 and 2016, and in spearheading and/or partnering in efforts to reduce campus energy consumption.


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