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UMBC Recognized in the AASHE Sustainable Campus Index

UMBC recognized for top performance in the water category

The 2023 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities by country, institution type, and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Used by hundreds of colleges and universities, STARS helps institutions measure, report and strengthen their contributions to global sustainability. 

UMBC was recognized in the category for water management. This category included water conservation and reuse, as well as effective rainwater management practices, maintaining and protecting finite groundwater supplies. Pumping, delivering, and treating water is also a major driver of energy consumption. Institutions reduce energy usage and the emissions associated with energy generation by conserving water. Water conservation and effective rainwater and wastewater management diminish the need for effluent discharge into local surface water supplies, which consequently improves the health of local water ecosystems. This category covered both water use reduction and rainwater management.

You can check out the full report here

Posted: November 16, 2023, 9:02 AM