Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.37
Liaison Angie Kim
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Purchase College - State University of New York
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Purchase is a member of AASHE


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Purchase is a member of NYCSHE (New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education) and SSC (State University of New York Sustainability Coalition).


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
No

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
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Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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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? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

The campus sustainability coordinator serves on the steering committee for NYSCHE. The Senior Energy Manager is on the board for the NY HE LSRE (New York Higher Education Large-Scale Renewable Energy) program aggregating solar for 20 NYS campuses.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

The college Sustainability Coordinator has a mentoring relationship with the Director of Sustainability of UNC Charlotte with regular monthly phone calls and check-ins.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Our Senior Energy Manager served as a peer reviewer for SUNY Albany's STARS submission in 2016.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The New York Higher Education Large-Scale Renewable Energy (NY HE LSRE) coalition includes 16 SUNY campuses across the state, and five private independent colleges to lower financial barriers to renewable energy by creating economies of scale. The group plans to combine the energy needs of large and small campuses to contract for supplies from qualified, large-scale solar, wind, hydroelectric and energy storage projects in New York. This will help NY campuses, which make up a significant amount of building area throughout the state, meet the energy goals of both the Governor and the SUNY Chancellor.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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