Continuing its record of achievement in campus
sustainability, Georgia Tech recently achieved a gold rating from the
Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a program of the
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Tech earned an overall score of 80 percent, achieving
highest marks in the Education and Research category where it earned 98.75
percent. The STARS rating also breaks down Tech’s sustainability achievements
in the categories of Operations; Planning, Administration and Engagement; and
Innovation. Each category is further segmented to show what services and
initiatives Georgia Tech offers and rates each on a point scale.
Of the 161 STARS
registrants that submitted reports, only 28 have been ranked gold. STARS
ratings are valid for three years, but institutions may submit annually to
update information. Information from the STARS ratings may be used in ranking
systems managed by other organizations such as the Princeton Review, Sierra
Magazine and the Sustainable Endowments Institute.