Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Collaborative and Effective Campus Sustainability Decisions

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In 2014, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a new model to develop and evaluate new sustainability policies and initiatives. Sustainability Working Advisory Teams (SWAT) were created in topical areas to recommend policies and initiatives that will help campus reach its Climate Action Plan goals. The recommendations from the SWATeams are submitted to the new iCAP Working Group for review and evaluation, and finally to the Sustainability Council for implementation.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Recommendations from the SWATeams have guided the development of our 2015 Climate Action Plan. The Energy Generation SWATeam has also recommended the purchase of wind energy for our campus.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
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Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate Yes
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Energy Yes
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Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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