Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.80
Liaison Carey Hewett
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Texas Tech University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Jessica Bunyard
Analyst
BIMAR
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Energy Management

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Texas Tech's Office of Energy Management has been measuring the results of energy reduction initiatives since 2008. Through fiscal year 2018, it has reported $18 million in energy savings. Over that same decade, the university reduced its carbon footprint by 18% even while adding 2 million square feet in campus facilities. Texas Tech's overall Energy Use Index, which accounts for all the energy used on campus, has decreased by 37% since 2000.

https://today.ttu.edu/posts/2019/07/Stories/texas-tech-making-significant-gains-energy-efficiency-sustainability


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Energy

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
---

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
---

Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Recycling Center

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

The recycling center, operated by University Student Housing, provides an avenue for the campus and local community to divert recyclable materials away from the landfill. Other recycling efforts on campus include a partnership between the Operations Division and the Burkhart Center, cardboard and plastic recycling at Hospitality Service venues, metal recycling by the Operations Division and the Department of Civil Engineering, and recycling efforts made by Facilities Planning & Construction for new projects and renovations. Overall, Texas Tech University recycled more than 1,000 tons of materials during FY 2019.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Waste

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
---

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
---

Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Department of Transportation and Parking

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

The Department of Transportation and Parking developed programs aimed at reducing the number of vehicles on campus while providing transportation for students, faculty and staff. These programs include the Tech Employee Courtesy Shuttle service, Lime scooters and bikes, Zip Cars and the Student Raider Ride Service. Studies have shown 56% of students coming to campus do not drive vehicles. Additionally, Texas Tech University was certified silver as a Bicycle Friendly University in 2017 by the League of American Bicyclists.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Transportation

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
---

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
---

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.