STARS v2.0

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Liz Tomaszewski April 16, 2015 Download
At WPI, learning has always been about combining theory and practice. In today’s complex world, sustainable solutions must incorporate both of these concepts. WPI students are introduced to sustainability challenges through WPI’s two-course ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Courses Not Pursuing
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete
Credit Status
Academic Research Complete
Support for Research Complete
Access to Research Not Pursuing
WPI engages students and employees in sustainability through an Eco-Reps program as well as an active Student Green Team. In recent years, these groups have organized a variety of sustainability outreach programs, including a dorm ... read more
Credit Status
Student Educators Program Complete
Student Orientation Complete
Student Life Complete
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete
Outreach Campaign Complete
Employee Educators Program Complete
Employee Orientation Not Pursuing
Staff Professional Development Not Pursuing
WPI is committed to being a campus that incorporates the values of sustainable design in all aspects of site and building design, construction, maintenance, and operation procedures. In February 2007, WPI's Board of Trustees ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
WPI has recently completed major building retrofits at Gateway I and the Rubin Campus Center that are on track to reduce total campus electricity usage by 11%. This included ventilation optimization, building automation system optimization ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing
WPI Task Force on Sustainability provides leadership and coordination for WPI's campus-wide efforts in energy and resource conservation and reduction in the harmful environmental impacts of our operations. The task force produces an Annual ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.