Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Transylvania University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Angela Poe
Sustainability Director
Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum No
+ Date Revised: Feb. 8, 2017
No
+ Date Revised: Feb. 8, 2017
Research (or other scholarship) No No
Campus Engagement No No
Public Engagement No No
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes Yes
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds No No
Purchasing No No
Transportation No
+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017
No
+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017
Waste No No
Water No No
Diversity and Affordability No No
Health, Wellbeing and Work No
+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017
No
+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017
Investment No No
Other No No

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

N/A

+ Date Revised: Feb. 8, 2017

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

N/A

+ Date Revised: Feb. 8, 2017

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

N/A

+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

These efforts are included in the campus Climate Action Plan


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

The objective is a reduction in the institution's carbon footprint, primarily driven by reducing purchased electricity through conservation and adoption of energy efficient technologies.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Physical Plant Department
Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

The energy policy and 2020 Strategic Plan both include a statement about building and conducting major renovations to LEED Silver standards, at minimum.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

This will be implemented as projects are carried out. LEED standards will guide the measurable objectives. The university's primary focus will be on utility savings.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Physical Plant
VP of Finance and Business
Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:

The new dining service contract includes several stipulations about increasing the use of local foods in Transy's dining service.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

There are three dimensions on which local is measured. This first year of the contract, Sodexo will develop measurement strategies. After that, there are specifics targets for increasing the purchase of local foods in relation to the three dimensions.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

Sodexo (food services provider)
VP of Finance and Business
Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

These efforts are included in the campus Climate Action Plan.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

As with Air and Climate, the goal is to reduce the institution's carbon footprint through reductions in purchased electricity. The primary focus will be on conservation and installation of energy efficient technologies.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Physical Plant
Sustainability
VP of Finance and Business


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

N/A

+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):

N/A

+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

N/A

+ Date Revised: March 21, 2017

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:

HR, Health & Wellness, and other departments across campus provide education and programs supporting employee wellness.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

The most important measurable outcome for this is a reduction in health care costs for the institution.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

Human Resources
Health and Wellness
VP of Finance and Business
Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
---

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
---

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
---

Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
---

The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability is the capacity of society to meet its needs without degrading the interrelated environmental, social, and economic systems on which future generations of all species will rely.


Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Two of the four main sections in the 2020 Strategic Plan focus on sustainability.
1. Promote Civic Engagement and Social Justice
2. Enhance Campus Infrastructure Sustainably


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:

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.