|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2017|
Seattle Central College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|2.50 / 3.00||
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC)
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
Seattle Central's Administrative Director of Facilities and Plant Operations presented at the Pacific Coast region of APPA, "Energy Smart Campus." This presentation focused on using big data analytics to achieve Energy Smart Campus Operations. Knowing the criteria to make informed decisions for choosing the right software solution and how to create a business case to justify the required investments to executive leadership are relatively new challenges. Existing buildings continue to use energy and this session discussed ways in which to gain support for capital intensive energy efficiency projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Central staff and students participate on WAHESC Committee conference calls.
Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
Central submits independently from its other two campuses and has separate staff/students gathering and inputting data. All campuses plan time to evaluate one another's STARS submission and develop each program. Many benchmarks (e.g., GHG) are set by either the State or the Seattle Colleges district, so all campuses work together to create consistent data. The primary forum for check-ins occurs at a district sustainability meeting every quarter.
Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.