Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
SmartWay Affiliate

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

We are a Smart Way affiliate: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/learn-about-smartway

The University of Illinois is leading the way as the first higher education institution to join SmartWay. We are happy to discuss our efforts with other schools interested in supporting the reduction of freight emissions.

"As the first-ever academic institution to register in SmartWay, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign leads the way for universities and other institutions to work as shippers in SmartWay and engage with their carriers and suppliers to improve freight efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions from goods movement while also helping enhance our nation's energy security,” said Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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