Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

This Plan was developed with input from students, faculty, staff and administrators.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

The Sustainability Strategic Plan is divided into three categories: Leadership, Education, and Operations. Below are the high-level goals in these categories:

Add sustainability to the campus core values;
Achieve approval of an official campus sustainability policy;
Institute a permanent Sustainability Advisory Committee of faculty, staff, and students.

Strengthen and expand the Sustainable Development Minor;
Significantly increase the percent of students, faculty, and staff that have a basic awareness of sustainability;
Institute a measurement of sustainability within a UCCS General Education Goal.

Commit to high performance building as represented by LEED silver or higher;
Ensure the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency measures, the use of renewable energy, and transportation demand management strategies;
Institute a comprehensive recycling program to decrease waste going to the landfill;
Establish water conservation practices and planning throughout the campus;
Increase sustainable food choices on campus that emphasize organic and local foods.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

Progress in meeting the sustainability plan’s goals is measured by a five year tracking system, action plans, indicators and a list of resources and responsible persons. Many of the indicators described in the Sustainability Strategic Plan have been mapped to STARS and will be reported here.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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