STARS 2.1

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT, US


Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Gold - expired 69.26 Feb. 29, 2020 Gioia Thompson March 1, 2017 Download
Curriculum
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Since UVM's first STARS submission in 2014, the University has made dramatic progress in deepening and further formalizing the long-standing commitment to education about sustainability that began with undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Environmental ... read more
Credit Status
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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Credit Status
Research and Scholarship Complete
Support for Research Complete
Open Access to Research Complete
Campus Engagement
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Public Engagement
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Air & Climate
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Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Buildings
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Energy
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Between 2007 and 2015 the UVM campus experienced a 7% increase in building space, from 5.25 to 5.65 million square feet, and at the same time saw a 13% reduction in total energy use for ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Food & Dining
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Food systems is a popular topic in this state, and the University of Vermont leads the way nationally in supporting the movement. In 2015, we signed a new dining services contract with Sodexo focused on ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Sustainable Dining Complete
Grounds
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Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
Purchasing
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The Green Electronics Council has honored UVM with a 2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award at the two-star level in recognition of our sustainable IT product purchases.

Credit Status
Sustainable Procurement Complete
Electronics Purchasing Complete
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Transportation
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The University of Vermont's campus transportation systems are nested within other systems that require coordination and management in order for people to get around without constantly needing an individual car. UVM's relative success with providing ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
Waste
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In 2015 the University of Vermont community generated 2,337 tons of waste to be landfilled, down from 2,707 in 2007. Recycled or diverted waste amounted to 41% of total waste. Recycling of plastic, glass, paper, ... read more
Credit Status
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Water
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Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Coordination & Planning
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Diversity & Affordability
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Diversity and affordability are high level priorities at UVM. The President’s Commission on Inclusive Excellence issued a report in 2015 called Inclusive Excellence at the University of Vermont: A Framework for Building a More Diverse, ... read more
Credit Status
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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Wellbeing & Work
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