Tech Earns its Gold in STARS Report

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).

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Georgia Tech earned gold from AASHE's STARS program for the year 2012.

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.