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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) (In Progress)

Project History

  • 11/11/2021

    The University of Illinois has two submittals that are recognized as finalists for the 2021 Sustainability Awards:

  • 8/24/2021

    Sol Systems is looking to present at the AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) sometime from October 12-14 through their request for abstracts on Emerging Issues in the field.

Key Objective


The iCAP 2020 objective 9.4 is to "Achieve STARS Platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) by FY30." The responsible campus unit for championing this objective is iSEE.

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, selfreporting tool for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability progress. STARS® was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community. The system includes environmental, economic, and social indicators, which are divided into four categories related to campus activities: Education & Research, Operations, Planning, Administration & Engagement, and Innovation. All of the requirements for evaluating and scoring institutions are transparent and made publicly available. Points are earned in each category and lead to a STARS Rating Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.

Illinois registered for STARS in June of 2012.  

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Meredith Moore

    Project Leader:

    Ximing Cai

    Team Members:

    • Morgan White

    Prior Contacts:

    • Stephanie Lage


  • Started June 15, 2012
    Started by Stephanie Lage