Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Linda Kogan
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

The purpose of Greening of the Office (GOTO) is to identify opportunities to improve building occupant comfort and provide a better work environment for employees while assisting in reducing measurable energy use and GHG emissions from user conservation behavior. Faculty and staff members engage in a GOTO survey. Departmental summary results will be posted to the Department Scores web page. Furthermore, suggestions are made for departmental improvement.

For each individual and department who completes the GOTO survey will receive a sign with the GOTO logo to be displayed in their office, indicating their successful participation in the program which encourages participants to continue striving toward more sustainable habits. Employee's awareness about becoming more sustainable have increased which can be demonstrated via an increase of inquiries.

After participating in GOTO, faculty and staff receive a sign to display in their office. Employees are encouraged to set an example to others regarding resource conservation and provide whatever knowledge they can share with others in their department and building.
Most positions within Auxiliary Services have sustainability in the yearly performance plans. This is a topic that must be addressed and achievements highlighted on a yearly basis.

The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:

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