Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
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Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum No No
Research (or other scholarship) Yes No
Campus Engagement No No
Public Engagement No No
Air and Climate No No
Buildings Yes No
Dining Services/Food Yes No
Energy Yes No
Grounds Yes No
Purchasing No No
Transportation Yes No
Waste Yes No
Water Yes No
Diversity and Affordability No No
Health, Wellbeing and Work No No
Investment No No
Other No No

A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):

In order to increase the impact of our research, the Jonsson School must create new research centers and institutes in focal areas in which we can lead, such as analog design, sustainable energy, information security, healthcare technology, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, and cyber-physical systems. The success of this initiative depends critically upon recruiting and retaining top-quality faculty and doctoral students, increasing our level of externally funded research, and engaging the Texas industrial community.
Source: Strategic Plan 2010-2020; Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

UTD campus organization gives ready opportunity to take advantage of proper solar orientation and related sustainability principles in designing each new project. Careful consideration should be given to design, materials selection, and construction detailing and
methods in order to achieve a high level of sustainability.
Source: Site Development Plan


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

Sustainability is most commonly measured by the LEED rating system for building projects.
Source: Site Development Plan


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:
The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

Dining at UT Dallas
Chartwells


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

The University will contribute to addressing the region’s critical energy needs, and ameliorating environmental impacts related to energy production and use. Investments will require leadership in geosciences, with important science and engineering inputs from other programs, and hiring of new faculty to provide this leadership. In addition, public policy issues will be integrated to develop solutions to issues related to energy and the environment.
Source: Site Development Plan

Sustainability Committee Charge
https://policy.utdallas.edu/utdpp1078

UT Dallas Sustainability Policy
https://policy.utdallas.edu/utdbp3013


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

Please see roads and grounds maintenance policy.
https://policy.utdallas.edu/utdbp3078

Please see UT Dallas Sustainability Policy.
https://policy.utdallas.edu/utdbp3013


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Grounds
Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

The design for the Landscape Site Development Plan achieves sustainability on a macro-level: it is designed to shift UTD’s campus from a car-oriented campus to a pedestrian-oriented campus with more on-campus housing. This conversion will reduce the amount of vehicle trips to the campus per day, thereby reducing the detrimental impact of vehicle use to the environment, both on- and off-campus.
Source: Site Development Plan


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

Recycling the landscape trimmings into compost and mulch will act as a source of fertilizer to amend soils and eliminate waste.
Source: Site Development Plan


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Office of Sustainability
Grounds


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:

Sustainable campus development requires the ability to meaningfully change and reduce the cumulative impacts to water and land resources within the institution’s boundaries. With this in mind, UTD’s landscape should, in general, incorporate native plants and restrict high maintenance gardens and turf grass to designated areas. This will reduce the need for pesticides and chemical fertilizers that are carried into the
water system.
Source: Site Development Plan


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Office of Sustainability
Grounds


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability refers to societal efforts that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This is accomplished through teaching, research, service, and administrative efforts that benefit our various communities.


Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
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A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
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When developing new programs and operational processes and practices, the UT System Sustainability Policy is reviewed and elements applicable to the practice are integrated into the decision making process. This helps evaluate the diversification of current programs and the feasibility of new programs. The UT Dallas Site Development Plan is a comprehensive campus master plan, which incorporates sustainability across a number of facets of the University.

https://www.utsystem.edu/board-of-regents/policy-library/policies/uts169-sustainability-practices

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