Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
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University of Massachusetts Medical School
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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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:

The Medical School's Sustainability Committee started in 2004 to coordinate various sustainability efforts across campus departments and for information sharing and dialog. The sustainability committee helps to promote sustainability initiatives and is instrumental in coordinating the annual Earth Day event.


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

Participants Include
Staff:
Suzanne Wood, Program Manager Sustainability & Auxiliary Services
Bill Tsaknopoulos, Dir Auxiliary Services
Mary Martin, Resource Manager for EL Harvey
Michael Cohen, Communications Consultant
Stephen Tutto, EH&S Technician
Kathy O'Shea, Dir. Housekeeping
Alan Rowe,Dining Services
Justine Ashley, Student Affairs
Student:
Kara Kennedy, Student Government Association Liaison


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:

The sustainability office is an office of one FTE during the academic year with additional staffing from paid-interns in the summer. The office is located within Facilities Management under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Suzanne Wood, Program Manager Sustainability & Auxiliary Services

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 Sustainability Committee has been instrumental in assisting with the Annual Earth Day event. Additionally, the committee has assisted in the launch of new educational signage for waste and recycling.

The sustainability office over the past three years has
- Retro-commissioning of the Ambulatory Care Center, Sherman Center, and Lazare Research Building
- WasteWise award recipient for the both the Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care for solid waste and recycling programs
- Expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Development of surplus reuse program "the SWAP Shop"


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