Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:

All University of Houston faculty and staff have access to Linkedin Learning for professional development resources. There are over 1500 materials covering sustainability in Linkedin Learning.

Sustainability training and professional development is offered to staff in Facilities Services through the International Facilities Management Association and its Sustainability Facilities Professional certification. UH Facilities Services also conducts its own sustainability training for staff.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

UH Staff have free access 24/7 to Lynda training resources which include many sustainability focused development opportunities.

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

Facilities Planning and Construction, along with the Facilities Services team is increasingly devoted to sustainability in both training and practice. This, along with being one of the largest employing departments on campus, has resulted in a growing percentage of staff having sustainability goals in their performance markers. An indicator of this is the growing number of LEED certified professionals in Facilities Planning and Construction including but not limited too: University Architect, Sustainability Coordinator, Director of the Central Plant, and Project Estimator.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

While a link to Skillport and Lynda could be included, only university employees may access the link.


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