Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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STARS v1.1

University of the District of Columbia
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

A committee comprised of members of the University Sustainability Task Force approved the definition of sustainability research provided in the STARS Technical Manual, as written below.

Sustainability research focuses on a key principle of sustainability (such as social equity or environmental stewardship); addresses a sustainability challenge (such as climate change or poverty); or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of societal and environmental challenges. Sustainability research leads toward solutions that support economic prosperity, social well-being, and ecological health.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

UDC Sustainability Initiative staff conducted an inventory of the university's sustainability research efforts by contacting each school and college at the university and providing the institution's definition of sustainability research. Research activities meeting the criteria outlined in the definition are included below. Additional information on the research centers and infrastructure at UDC can be found at www.udc.edu/osp/facilities.htm.

Research Centers:
- Agricultural Experiment Station
- Water Resources Research Institute
- Center for Excellence in Renewable Energy
- Paving Access Trails for Higher Security (PATHS)

Research Facilities:
- EPA-certified Environmental Quality Testing Laboratory

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.