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Learn more about sustainability in operations at UConn!

Sustainability reporting for operations

The STARS Operations (OP) credits span nine categories: Air & Climate, Buildings, Energy, Food & Dining, Grounds, Purchasing, Transportation, Waste, and Water. The University of Connecticut scored above average in this section, with a score of approximately 43 out of 72 (as of Nov. 2023). The Operations section of STARS connects to nearly all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 14: Life below water
  • Goal 15: Life on land

Icons for each of the 11 UN Sustainable Development Goals covered by the STARS operations category

STARS: Operations (OP)

The University of Connecticut earned 60 percent of available points for the Operations category (42.73/72) for all Operations categories combined. The average university score is approximately 42 percent. 

For the Operations (OP) credits, STARS recognizes member institutions that are achieving goals such as "reducing their greenhouse gas emissions," "improving the sustainability performance of their buildings," "supporting a sustainable food systems," maintaining campus grounds in a sustainable fashion, zero-waste, and more.

Current progress
Our goal

The University continues to strive for increased performance in the Operations category. Read about our various initiatives at the pages above!