Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Oregon
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Mital
Office of Sustainability Director
Finance & Administration
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
SolarizeU

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The University of Oregon Sustainability Office organized a bulk discount solar PV program for faculty, staff, and surrounding community members. This reduced the cost to install residential solar systems by approximately 10% and saved participants significant time by simplifying the decision-making associated with solar installation. Contractors were pre-selected and vetted by an expert panel. Materials and pricing were pre-determined as well. A 60-minute presentation covering key issues associated with the decision to solarize was shared with all interested participants.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

More than 500 people attended the workshops. More than 75 residential PV systems were sold at a combined cost of $1.2 million. Total installed capacity exceeds 300 KW.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate No
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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