Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date April 26, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Miami
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) http://www.aashe.org/ Second Nature https://secondnature.org Ivy+ Sustainability Consortium / Listening Post Carbon Neutrality and Carbon Offset working groups Collegiate Sports Sustainability Network http://reg.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/SPORT Healthier Hospital Initiative with Practice Green Health http://www.healthierhospitals.org/about-hhi/participating-hospitals/system/university-miami-health Better Building Alliance https://betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov/alliance

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
1) USGBC Florida https://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-florida 2) Food Recovery Network Miami https://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org/florida/ 3) Education Alliance for Sustainable Florida http://sustainableflorida.org/educational-alliance/

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
1) Second Nature Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit 2023: "Emerging Resilience Research with the Climate Resilience Academy". Featuring faculty from the University of Miami's Climate Resilience Academy, this session will showcase expert perspectives on civic and community engagement, climate change and health, and emerging technologies in South Florida. 2) Smart Cities Miami 2022 and 2023: Opening Keynote; PANEL 1 Smart and/or Resilient; PANEL 2 Resilient Networks; PANEL 3 Design and Policy for Coastal Resilience; PANEL 1 Miami/Medellin: How to Build a Resilient City; PANEL 2 Game Changers: Transformative Technology for the Building Industry. 3) CSO Summit and Symposium (CSOSS) 2022 and 2023: The conference, hosted by the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami, brings together sustainability professionals, corporate executives, investment managers, policymakers, community leaders, activists, leading researchers, and top students from various academic disciplines 4) Climate and Health Symposium 2023: "Translating Climate Resilience into Actions in Miami-Dade County"; "Transdisciplinary Approaches to Address the Societal Impact of Climate Change"; "Climate, Health & the Built Environment: Advancing Resilience"; "Transformative clinical practices and healthcare delivery to address the health impacts of climate change"; "Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change"; "Frontiers of Climate and Health Research"

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
1) In 2022, the USGBC awarded the Miami Herbert Business School a LEED Platinum certification in Operations & Maintenance. 2) In 2022, the University of Miami once again received the Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
1) Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board: UM Sustainability Director a permanent member.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
GHG and Climate Action Plan for Miami Dade County Public Schools This is a nine-month student consulting project with MDCPS, which is also a graduate-level course required for the master's degree in sustainable business at the Miami Herbert Business School. https://news.miami.edu/miamiherbert/stories/2019/02/sustainable-business-applications.html

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:
UM Sustainability Director was invited to be part of a working group from the Listening Post and the Ivy Plus Sustainability Consortium to prepare recommendations on different sustainability related topics to Executive Vice Presidents across American higher education institutions.

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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