Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.06
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Virginia
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Julia Monteith
Senior Land Use Planner
Office of the Architect
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UVa Green Guide

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

The UVa Green Guide, a web-based tool developed by the Office of the Architect that highlights sustainable practices across Grounds, offers a sustainability tour of Grounds using maps, images, written summaries and web links. It is designed to show the user what the University is doing to promote sustainability across ten general categories: Campus, Built Environment, Education and Research, Student Life, Community Engagement, Transportation, Energy, Water and Stormwater, Food and Recycling. Many of the projects included in the Green Guide were identified in the 2006 and 2011 Sustainability Assessments and UVa’s submission to the The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) program developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). There are currently approximately 100 sustainable practices catalogued in the Green Guide that cover the entire Grounds as well as nearby UVa Foundation properties. The Green Guide is an ongoing project and continues to expand to highlight sustainability on Grounds. The Green Guide is configured to operate on desktop, tablet and mobile devices and is available at http://officearchitect.virginia.edu/greenguide/index.html. The Green Guide is also be accessible from the UVa Sustainability website. The Green Guide is innovative in that it gives University personnel and the general public a comprehensive look at the many ways in which Virginia is truly a living laboratory for sustainability. In conducting research for the Green Guide, no other comparable effort at another University could be found.

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

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 ---
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy ---
Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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.