Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 4.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

This 2011 Master Plan defines the future vision for campus and includes a strong emphasis on building community and multi-model transportation. The Plan further has a section dedicated to "Environmental Responsibility and Energy Conservation" (section 3.28) where sustainable site and building opportunities are identified, including the recommendation that all future construction be built to a minimum of LEED Silver.

Future Vision:
- Academic building expansion is promoted in the existing campus core, building on the current strengths of the historic layout.
-New buildings are clustered to increase a sense of place, vitality, and campus security for pedestrians and reduce operation costs.
- Enhanced multi-modal campus roads are located at the perimeter to create a pedestrian environment throughout the campus core.
- Distinct campus entryways are positioned on bounding city streets to facilitate wayfinding and orient students and visitors to the campus facilities.
- Development of a University Outreach Gateway District that creates engagement with downtown Platteville through community and civic development to provide support for both the campus and the community.
- Creation of a Student Life Gateway District that encourages lively on and off campus housing options centered around athletic and academic activities.
- Safe bicycle and pedestrian connections between the campus environment and surrounding community.

http://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport.pdf


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)? :
Yes

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

A copy of the climate action plan:
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The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
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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?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum 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 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?:
Yes

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

The Campus Master Plan identifies:

Integrate students and faculty from Biology, Reclamation, and Environmental
Engineering with the decision-making process and design steps for landscaping,
stormwater management, and native plant restoration. (AASHE STARS ERc12)

(pg. 5.3, https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.pdf)


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:

The energy reduction targets for our campus buildings identified in the master plan were developed around the American Institute of Architects 2030 'Fossil Free Building' Challenge to help reduce our fossil fuel dependence. See page 5.15
https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.pdf

And
Develop a climate action plan that includes measurable goals, strategies and timelines
for greenhouse gas emissions. (AASHE STARS PAEc5, The Princeton Review: Green
Rating of Colleges) (p.5.19) https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.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:

The Campus Master Plan (2011) calls for
All future buildings to be constructed and renovated to meet DSF: Sustainable Facilities Standards (p 3.28 - https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport.pdf)
And
- Use materials that are extracted and manufactured regionally (within 500 miles)
amounting to 20% of the total material cost. (LEED-NC MRc5.1)
- Use a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products that are FSC-certified.(p 5.18)
Photo 5.14—Encouraged use of regional materials such as Platteville
Limestone (p 5.18 - https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.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:

Campus Master Plan (page 3.36, https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport.pdf):
All new construction or major renovation projects should be designed to reduce energy
costs by 30% when compared to baseline energy costs as defined by ASHRAE/IESNA
Standard 90.1-2004 (without amendments). Other minor renovation projects to existing
buildings should have a 20% minimum reduction in energy costs where applicable.
And:
-New buildings to meet ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 or local code energy
requirements if more stringent. (DSF SFS EAp2)
-New buildings to demonstrate a 30% improvement or buildings undergoing major
renovations to demonstrate a 20% improvement when compared to ASHRAE/IESNA
Standard 90.1-2004. (DSF SFS EAc1, Wisconsin Executive Order 145, LEED-NC EAc1
9points (new), 7points (renov.))
- Optimize building massing and orientation to take advantage of solar availability,
daylighting, and natural ventilation.
- Measure and verify building performance with subsystem meters. (DSF SFS EAc5,
LEED-NC EAc5, AASHE STARS OP-Tier Two c17-18)
(Page 5.14- https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.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:

The Campus Master Plan identifies:

Provide land for local food production while incorporating permaculture strategies
(pg. 5.3, https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.pdf)


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:

The campus Land Management Plan recommends areas for no-mow on campus, a new decision-making system for land decisions, and a method for generating revenue:
https://www.uwplatt.edu/sustainability/land-vision


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

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing 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 Transportation?:
Yes

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

The Campus Transportation and Parking Demand Study completed in 2011 sets the following objectives:

Immediate actions and improvements include:
-Immediate Actions and Improvements
-Establish Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Coordinator Position
-General Marketing and Education
-Increase Campus Enforcement
-Monitor New University Construction Projects
-Rountree Commons Student Housing
-Private Off-Campus Development
-Public Street Parking Permit Fees and Controls
-Public Street Parking Permit Fees and Controls (Greenwood Avenue and Campus Drive)
-Establish University Shuttle Service
-Review University Shuttle System
-On-Line Ride Share Board
-Car Pooling Incentives
-Bike Lanes on Public Streets
-Bike Leasing Program
-Inventory Campus Bike Racks/Lockers Number and Location
-Study Lighting and Security of Bike Racks/Lockers
-Convert a Portion of Greenwood Tiered Lot (Lot 21) to a Remote Parking Lot
-Increase Parking Permit Costs for On-Campus Residents to
-Discourage Bringing a Vehicle to Campus

Future Actions and Improvements
- At-Grade Parking Construction
- Parking Garage Construction
- Remote Parking Lot Construction and Leased Parking
- Restrict On-Campus Residents (Freshmen) From Having a Vehicle
- Car Share Program

Source: https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/transportation/transportation-study.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 Master Plan identifies the following:
- Investigate the feasibility of using anaerobic digesters at Pioneer Farm for biogas and
compost production.
- Enable waste to energy generation through the collection of organic waste. (AASHE
STARS OP-Tier Two c7,8,23)
(p.5.17 https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.pdf)


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:

The Stormwater Management Plan establishes stormwater up-charge levels that campus must receive, plans for testing these levels, public outreach goals, and methods for achieving these levels anytime new impervious surfaces are added to campus.
Complete recommendations and timelines are listed in section 7.
https://www.uwplatt.edu/facilities/stormwater-management

The Campus Master Plan identifies:
Where allowable,
reduce potable water use by 50% in buildings by capturing rainwater from building
roof structures for use in toilets. (LEED-NC WEc2 OPTION 1, AASHE STARS OP-Tier
Twoc46)
(pg. 5.9, https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/planning/2011CCMPReport-Supplemental.pdf)


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

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

Our campus 2013-2018 Strategic Plan identified the following objectives:
"Continuous upward trend in results of The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and other Student and staff climate survey's"

https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/university-planning/strategicplan1pager.pdf


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:

Our campus 2013-2018 Strategic Plan identified the following objective related to well being and work:
Expand cultural and entertainment programming.

https://www.uwplatt.edu/files/university-planning/strategicplan1pager.pdf


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):

"Meet the needs of the present while also enhancing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

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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