Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.05
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 4.00 John Arendt
Director of EMBI
Environmental Management and Business Institute
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Sustainability is included as one of the key guiding themes of the University and is part of the University's mission statement:

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay provides an interdisciplinary, problem-focused educational experience that prepares students to think critically and address complex issues in a multicultural and evolving world. The University enriches the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural and economic resource. (Approved by the UW System Board of Regents, September 2007.)


A copy of the strategic plan:
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The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the climate action plan:
The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:

As of Fall 2014, all entering students will be required to have successfully completed a sustainability general education course.

http://www.uwgb.edu/assessment/gened/index.asp

We have set an overall benchmark goal of 85% of or each learning outcome. A student who receives an accomplished, or competent, mark for assessment 75% of the time is considered to meet that learning outcome. This means that our goal is for 85% of our students to meet the standard benchmark 75% or more of the time.
http://www.uwgb.edu/assessment/gened/Benchmark%20Assessment%20Results%20-%20Sustainability%20(2014-16).pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Using a baseline year of FY2010, the UW - Green Bay has set a goal of reducing GHG emissions by 15 percent by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050.

https://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/pdf/UWGB_CAP.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Targeted Area:
Green/LEED Buildings Timeline: 2017 – 2025

• Seek LEED EB O&M certification for appropriate campus building upgrades as funding allows
• Per state guidelines, any new building construction on campus will be built to a minimum of LEED Silver standards
•Accreditation under LEED will be built into building construction budgets

https://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/pdf/UWGB_CAP.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Targeted Area:
On-Campus Stationary Sources: Heating/Cooling

Timeline: 2017 – 2025

• Behavior Change Programs
• Yearly updating of educational materials and conservation programs to refresh content
• Conservation & Efficiency
• Update HVAC and control systems on campus buildings during remodels
• Replacement to more thermally efficient windows where needed and on all remodels
• Replace chiller system with new technology to improve efficiency and performance
• Install energy efficient water preheat system for makeup water at heating plant
• Maintain rainwater catchment system for cooling tower
• Sub-meter buildings to track and manage water usage
• Continue to evaluate potential renewable energy technologies for application with existing facilities.

https://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/pdf/UWGB_CAP.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Targeted Area:
Agriculture/Grounds Timeline: 2017 – 2025

• Complete transition away from synthetic to natural/organic fertilizers
• As less chemically intensive natural turf grass management evolves, consider moving Shorewood Golf Course and athletic fields to a natural management system
• Incorporate best practice, low impact management systems for any newly established natural turf athletic fields

https://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/pdf/UWGB_CAP.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Targeted Area:
Paper (Purchasing) Timeline: 2011 – 2016

• Replace current 30% recycled content office paper with 100% recycled content paper
• Provide training to build awareness and increase participation in electronic record storage to replace hard-copy paper storage

https://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/pdf/UWGB_CAP.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Targeted Area:
Direct Transportation
Timeline: 2017 – 2025

• As fleet vehicles come up for replacement, choose vehicles from the State’s Department of Administration approved list with the least environmental impact that can meet required functional needs
• Depending on status of plug-in electric vehicles in both fleet and general population usage, install charging station(s).

https://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/pdf/UWGB_CAP.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The current Climate Action Plan for the university outlines a 20 percent reduction in Scope 3 emissions by 2030. Solid waste is included in this goal.

The Climate Action Plan can be viewed at the ACUPCC.org website or on the UWGB sustainability website.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Targeted Area:
Wastewater Timeline: 2017 – 2025

• For any newly constructed housing units, include grey water recycling system
• Monitor and determine applicability of evolving water conserving technologies to campus environment

https://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/pdf/UWGB_CAP.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment ---
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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