Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Unity College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Steve Kahl
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Home energy efficiency incentives for Unity College employees

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

Employees can get a rebate for the cost of an energy audit from the Sustainability Office by submitting the receipt of a recent energy audit. The goal is to help employees reduce the cost of energy in their own homes and to reduce GHG emissions in the process. It is part of the goal of Unity College to 'walk the talk' for climate change mitigation.


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

A number of staff inquired about the program in the pilot year of 2014 and three staff participated in the program, receiving cash rebates from the Sustainability Office. We look forward to growing the program in subsequent years. (Note: Because this program runs in the late spring, the URL is not live year around to eliminate confusion. The URL will be updated in early spring consident with the new announcement to all staff.)

+ Date Revised: Dec. 18, 2014

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 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
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 :

A pilot program was initiated in 2014 for employees to get a rebate for the cost of an energy audit from the Sustainability Office. The goal is to help employees reduce the cost of energy in their own homes and to reduce GHG emissions in the process. It is part of the goal of Unity College to 'walk the talk' for climate change mitigation.

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