Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.74
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, San Diego
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Michelle Perez
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Utilities and Sustainability
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Institution type:

Institutional control:

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) is located in La Jolla, a small coastal community that sits adjacent to the Pacific Ocean within the City of San Diego. UC San Diego serves as both a major economic engine and an entrepreneurial powerhouse for the San Diego region and for the State of California. The 1158-acre campus has a daily population of over fifty thousand people, 54 acres of turf landscaping, and over 750 buildings and associated infrastructure. The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized fourth best public university in the United States for the second consecutive year by the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Sustainability is not just a catch-phrase here – it is a way of life, part of the institutional DNA imparted to us by Roger Revelle, one of the university’s founders and a pioneer of climate change research. Since our founding more than half a century ago, we have built upon that visionary legacy to become a living laboratory of sustainable solutions that benefit UC San Diego as well as our local and global community. From what we study to how we work, the principles of sustainability influence what we do and how we do it. Learn more at http://sustain.ucsd.edu.

Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school Yes Yes
Other professional school with labs or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Museum Yes Yes
Satellite campus Yes No
Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Hospital Yes Yes

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

The Hillcrest satellite campus is excluded in all but greenhouse gas emissions data.

Additional documentation to support the submission :

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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