Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date April 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
AASHE STARS as Metric for University Planning

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The SIUE 2013/2014 Strategic Plan has utilized AASHE STARS rating as a metric for determining the progress of the University in working toward the plans laid forth. Under Longterm Goal #6, Physical and Financial Sustainability—Develop, maintain and protect the University’s assets by practicing and promoting economic, environmental, and social sustainability campus-wide. The performance indicator is the AASHE STARS assessment. The baseline is the STARS bronze rating 2013. The goal it to reach STARS 2.0 silver rating by FY 2018.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

SIUE has attained the STARS silver 2.0 rating as of April 2016, almost two years ahead of schedule.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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