Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.08
Liaison Leah Ceperley
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Dayton
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matthew Worsham
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

UD Green Revolving Fund Oversight Committee: Funds sustainability projects on campus and updates administrators on the progress of GRF funded projects and other sustainability initiatives. Link to charter: https://udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/hsi/grf/oversight-committee/index.php


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

GRF (2018):
Steve Kendig, Executive Director of Energy Utilization and Environmental Sustainability, Committee Coordinator (staff)
Andy Horner, VP for Finance and Administrative Services, Committee Sponsor (staff)
Committee Members:
Rick Krysiak, Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning
Russell Potyrala, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Matthew Worsham, Sustainability & Energy Coordinator
Chris Morrison, Associate Vice President University Advancement
Ben McCall, Executive Director, Hanley Sustainability Institute
Leah Ceperley, Sustainability Planning and Evaluation Manager
Two student positions. Currently: Tess Isemann (Graduate Student) and Milena Walwer (Graduate Student)


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Facilities - Sustainability. Facilities Management first took responsibility for sustainability at UD in 2008 with the hiring of UD's first Sustainability Manager. Group reports to the Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning. Facilities Management is currently engaged in efforts to compost and reuse organic material on campus, upgrade the technical systems of our buildings with more efficient equipment, design and construct LEED-certified buildings, identify the most sustainable companies and firms to contract with, and develop a plan for long-term sustainability and carbon neutrality. Facilities now has two full time employees specifically dedicated to sustainability: Steve Kendig, Executive Director of Energy Utilization and Environmental Sustainability and Matthew Worsham, Sustainability & Energy Coordinator. A third employee is shared between Facilities Management and Hanley Sustainability Institute.

Hanley Sustainability Institute. HSI promotes academic research, coursework, and programs to prepare students to meet the growing demand for sustainability skills in the workplace and in the community, and prepares the University to become a leader in sustainability education in the community, region, and nation. HSI supports three full time and two shared positions, 3-4 graduate assistants, and several undergraduate student team leaders. https://udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/hsi/about/meet-us/index.php


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
9

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Steve Kendig, Executive Director of Energy Utilization and Environmental Sustainability; Matthew Worsham, Sustainability & Energy Coordinator; Don Pair, Interim Director, Hanley Sustainability Institute; Dr. Bob Brecha, Research Director, HSI

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Hanley Sustainability Institute has hosted events, sponsored research, and employed students working in sustainability across campus. See our 2017 annual report for a list of activities and accomplishments: https://udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/hsi/about/news-reports/annual-reports.php

Facilities - Sustainability works with groups across campus to implement sustainability initiatives and coordinate projects. to advance campus operations towards greater sustainability. In the past three years, the office has developed a policy on LEED certification; installed demonstration solar arrays at the recreation center and one student housing unit; initiated participation in Recyclemania and for office ink and toner remanufacturing; and implemented an Energy Star equipment purchasing policy.

In 2018, HSI and Facilities co-chaired a carbon neutrality feasibility study team which included staff, faculty, and student expertise to draft solutions to eliminating our carbon emissions. This committee, charged by the President, CFO, and Provost, presented options to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.


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