STARS v2.1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, US


Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Silver - expired 58.55 Oct. 1, 2020 Amy Brunvand April 5, 2017 Download
Curriculum
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A major effort to incorporate sustainability more broadly into the curriculum began in 2011 when he Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (the equivalent of a provost) created a new position called "Sustainability Curriculum Development ... read more
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Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete
Research
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The Global Change & Sustainability Center (GCSC) coordinates interdisciplinary research efforts that focus on sustainability. In 2016, GCSC moved organizationally to be under the umbrella of the Sustainability Office. All tenured, tenure-track, adjunct, and research ... read more
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Research and Scholarship Complete
Support for Research Complete
Open Access to Research Complete
Campus Engagement
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The Sustainability Office serves as a centralized resource to support engagement with sustainability across the University.

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Student Educators Program Complete
Student Orientation Complete
Student Life Complete
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete
Outreach Campaign Complete
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete
Employee Educators Program Complete
Employee Orientation Complete
Staff Professional Development Complete
Public Engagement
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Campus as a destination for the public. • Encourage the public to participate in a wide range of university activities, including the arts, athletics, recreation, clinical and academic programs. • Provide adequate facilities to support public activity ... read more
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Community Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete
Continuing Education Complete
Community Service Complete
Participation in Public Policy Complete
Trademark Licensing Complete
Air & Climate
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Air quality has been identified as one of the most important issues for Salt Lake City residents and is one of the most frequently discussed topics in the region. This is especially true during the ... read more
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Buildings
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The State of Utah mandates energy efficiency in all state-owned buildings. State standards are outlined in the State Building Energy Efficiency Program (SBEEP), as mandated by the Quality Growth Act of 1999.1 (1 Chapter ... read more
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Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Energy
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The Energy Management Office, under Facilities Management, monitors campus energy use.

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Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Food & Dining
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The largest provider of food services on campus is University Dining Services (operated by Chartwells) which offers resident meal plans for students. In addition, the campus leases space to a number of locally owned restaurants ... read more
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Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Sustainable Dining Complete
Grounds
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Capitalize on the natural landscape setting • Create smart open space and promote the intelligent use of landscape. • Preserve significant views into, within and from the campus, including views to the Wasatch Mountains and Valley. • Create ... read more
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Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
Purchasing
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Transportation
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Functional and sustainable transportation systems. • Improve walkability and universal access. • Improve accessibility to transit and continue to promote alternative modes of transportation. • Enhance routes to better support bicycling on campus. • Improve the efficiency of shuttle ... read more
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Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
Waste
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Water
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Water The University of Utah receives potable water from Salt Lake City Public Utilities which draws water from our local watersheds. We also use well water on campus to help supply our irrigation needs. The ... read more
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Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Coordination & Planning
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The primary units involved in the comprehensive planning effortat the University are the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Office of Budget and Planning, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Office of Student Affairs, The Office ... read more
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Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Participatory Governance Complete
Diversity & Affordability
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The importance of focusing on improving faculty diversity and building the underrepresented community was reinforced at an open dialogue on racial climate held on Campus in November 2016 . Students, faculty, staff, and administration attended. “We ... read more
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Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Affordability and Access Complete
Investment & Finance
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Statement of Amy Wildermuth, Chief Sustainability Officer for the University of Utah, on responsible re-investment: Anthropogenic climate change is one of the most pressing and difficult issues of our time. It requires that we act ... read more
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Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing
Wellbeing & Work
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