Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.79
Liaison Ryan Chabot
Submission Date April 23, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Ryan Chabot
Sustainability Coordinator
Arboretum and Sustainability Initiatives
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

In the 2020-2030 Master Plan, under the section Future Land Use & Urban Design, there is a policy that "All new UCF buildings shall be LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and each new project shall achieve LEED Gold certification as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council." Within the utilities and engineering services website, it states “UCF mandates LEED® [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] certification for all new construction and major renovations through 28 credits incorporated in the Green Building Construction and Renovation Requirements with emphasis on energy, atmosphere, and water efficiency”. UCF currently has 30 LEED-certified buildings, covering 1.3 million square feet. https://fp.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/planning/mp2020/plan/adoption/UCF%20CAMPUS%20MASTER%20PLAN%202020-2030_COMPLETE%20FINAL_11-7-2019.pdf https://energy.ucf.edu/high-performance-buildings/


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

The university, within the strategic plan, includes goals of increasing STARS funding to integrate STARS sustainable performance goals into academics, administration, operations, and planning. The university also has goals of increasing students who graduate without debt to 60% and increasing graduate and professional degree stipends. https://www.ucf.edu/unleashing-potential/document/2022-2027-strategic-plan/


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following?:
Yes or No
The Earth Charter Yes
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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