Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tim Blehar
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:
75% or more

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
ESF offers ongoing training seminars in a variety of sustainability topics for its employees.

For example, members of the College's Operations and Energy Conservation Development and Controls teams took part in the Urban Green Council's GPRO training in 2019. GPRO is a comprehensive national training and certificate program developed by Urban Green Council. The program teaches the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction knowledge to people who build, renovate and maintain buildings.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
Many ESF faculty and staff members regularly attend conferences related to sustainability that provide trainings. Examples include: GreenNY webinars, Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), USGBC Green Building Conferences, AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, NYSAR3's Annual Recycling Conference, and National Recycling Coalition's Zero Waste Conference, Certified Building Commissioning Professional (training and certification), membership to Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (training and credential) through the Association of Facilities Engineers and LEED credentials

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
All custodial and grounds Performance Programs and Evaluations include language ensuring that staff are aware of, understand and follow through with actions to support the campus green cleaning and zero waste initiatives

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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