STARS v2.1

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Gold - expired 65.01 Paul Mathisen May 23, 2017 Download
Curriculum
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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
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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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Research and Scholarship Complete
Support for Research Complete
Open Access to Research Not Pursuing
Campus Engagement
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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
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Student Educators Program Complete
Student Orientation Complete
Student Life Complete
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete
Outreach Campaign Complete
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete
Employee Educators Program Complete
Employee Orientation Complete
Staff Professional Development Complete
Public Engagement
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Air & Climate
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Buildings
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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 passed ... read more
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Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Energy
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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
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Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Food & Dining
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Food and Beverage Purchasing Not Pursuing
Sustainable Dining Complete
Grounds
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Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Not Pursuing
Purchasing
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Transportation
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Waste
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Water
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Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Coordination & Planning
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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 Sustainability ... read more
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Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Participatory Governance Complete
Diversity & Affordability
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Investment & Finance
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Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing
Wellbeing & Work
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