STARS v2.0

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Shane Stennes Dec. 15, 2015 Download
Sustainability related research happens in many different colleges and departments at the University of Minnesota, which is a comprehensive land-grant institution with professional schools and major centers of excellence. To find an expert on sustainability ... read more
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Academic Research Complete
Support for Research Complete
Access to Research Complete
The University has been working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operations for over a decade. In 2004, the University joined the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), a voluntary, market-based tool for capping and reducing emissions ... read more
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
The built environment is a critical element of the University's sustainable operations program. How we construct and operate buildings significantly influences the amount and type of resources consumed by the institution's core mission of teaching ... read more
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Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
On-campus residential and retail dining services are provided through ARAMARK. The University community and on-site ARAMARK staff work positively together to advance a more sustainable food system. Over the course of the past two years ... read more
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Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Low Impact Dining Complete
Energy consumption and the means of energy production are critical to campus sustainability efforts. To that end, the University's department of Energy Management is guided by and optimizes the following three principles in the supply ... read more
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Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
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Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is the third largest traffic generator in Minnesota. University Parking and Transportation Services leads the University's efforts to develop transformation infrastructure and programs to support this tremendous level ... read more
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Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
The University's waste recovery services program has been nationally recognized for its outstanding efforts in recycling implementation. Over 3,800 tons of recyclable materials are processed annually; this is equivalent to 41% of the municipal ... read more
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Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
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Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Complete
The University's sustainability efforts are guided by the Board of Regents Policy: Sustainability and Energy Efficiency ( The policy defines sustainability as a "continuous effort ... read more
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Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
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Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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