Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.57
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Cindy Shea
Director, Sustainability Office
Campus Enterprises
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Three Zeros Environmental Initiative

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Carolina's integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three sustainability goals: net zero water usage; zero waste to landfills; and net zero greenhouse gas emissions


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Waste
Water

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Grid integrated Solar Storage project

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

A state-of-the-art ground mounted photovoltaic (PV) array that converts sunlight into electricity combined with a battery storage system for any electricity that is not immediately consumed. The project will offset electricity purchases and provide experience with an islandable microgrid. One inverter will be dedicated to new solar technologies developed by researchers on campus. The surrounding landscape will be a pollinator friendly habitat. The NC Botanical Garden received a grant from the National Renewable Energy Lab to develop a tool kit for creating pollinator friendly habitats around solar installations.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Energy
Grounds

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Eat Sort Win

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

Volunteer composting concierges assisted campus diners in how to sort discards from retail meal purchases. Diners posted pictures of themselves on social media using composting, recycling, and landfill bins appropriately. Participants were entered into a raffle to win UNC/Duke basketball tickets. Carolina Dining Services and the Sustainability Office partnered on this project in order to reduce contamination of the compost stream. Carolina Dining Services received the Silver Award in Sustainability for Education and Outreach from the National Association of College and University Food Services for this initiative.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Waste

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
Campus Engagement

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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