For more information about our Achievements, click on one of the items below:
AASHE Conference Poster | RCGA Green Business Challenge | SEI Green Report Card | Sierra Club Names SLU A 'Cool School' 2013 | SLUstainability News | SLUstainability Wall of Fame | STARS Report | Tree Campus USA
Saint Louis University joined the RCGA's St. Louis Green Business Challenge as an inaugural member in January of 2010. The challenge was designed to encourage member institutions to adopt sustainable business practices that improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality, reduce waste and water consumption, as well as increase clean transportation options.2013
* Facilities Services' efforts increased SLU's score by 49 points
The Green Report Card by the Sustainable Endowments Institute is designed to identify colleges and universities that are leading by example in their commitment to sustainability. The aim is to provide accessible information for schools to learn from one another's experiences, enabling them to establish more effective sustainability policies.
NOTE: The Green Report Card has been disolved and STARS has become the defacto survey and reporting system to measure campus sustainability efforts.
Although Saint Louis University Facilities Services continues to take steps to ensure campus sustainability, some accomplishments have already been recognized. Stop by and take a look at our accolades ̶ currently located at Facilities Services on the 2nd floor in Litteken Hall.
On the wall:
St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association award of achievement for participation in the Green Business Challenge (2010 & 2011)
Green Ideas Achievement Award for Compton/Olive & Laclede parking garages lighting retrofit
PatCraft carpet recognizes Saint Louis University for its commitment to sustainability through the installation of EcoWorx "cradle-to-cradle" certified carpet throughout campus.
Recognized by Ameren UE for our dedication to "Learning outside the classroom" through our participation in the Village Electric Competition-January, 2011.
Commemoration of the launch of Single Stream recycling with Waste Management in July, 2009.
Innovative Facilities Solutions - Environmental Stewardship Award for the lighting upgrades performed in the Hickory garage-April, 2010.
RecycleMania 2011 - Excellence Award for Leadership
Buyers Industrial Group, LLC. Recognition for installation of Vending Miser in June, 2010)
Midwest Recycling Company partnership acknowledgement for our ongoing commitment to diverting waste and keeping hazardous components from landfills through the recycling of electronics, light bulbs and ballasts, appliances, along with all other e-waste and universal waste.
Green Sustainability Award - recognized by Murphy Construction in partnership with Laclede Gas for reducing energy consumption by 1,813,580,211 BTU through boiler tune-ups and gas energy audits on North campus (reduction is equivalent to planting 4,421 trees or reducing carbon footprint by 212,188 lbs CO2)
Sustainability Award (2012) - BioLogix acknowledged Saint Louis University for utilizing sustainable technologies to eliminate environmental wastes through bio-augmentation
Recognized by Murphy Construction in partnership with Laclede Gas - Green Sustainability Award for installation of energy saving Vent Stack Dampers on boilers throughout North campus (equivalent to planting 1,163 trees or reducing carbon footprint by 55,824 lbs CO2)
Saint Louis University was a Charter Participant in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Reporting System (STARS). SLU currently uses the Data Collector Tool to share annual sustainability information with Sierra Club and Princeton Review.
Tree Campus USA - SLU has been designated as an official 2012 Tree Campus USA. SLU's Tree Campus USA program contains the five standards that are required for certification:
- Tree Campus Advisory Team - meets semi-annually and provides important input into the care and maintenance of a campus landscape with a primary focus on the health and maintenance of the campus tree population.
- Tree Care Plan - identifies the policies, procedures and practices that are used in establishing, protecting, maintaining and removing trees on campus.
- Dedicated Annual Expenditures - amount of money including labor and materials expended on tree establishment, maintenance, protection and removals.
- Arbor Day Observance - engagement opportunity for student population and broader community.
- Service Learning Project - an outreach opportunity to engage the student population and /or community with projects related to trees.