Boston University Earns STARS Gold For Second-Year Running

Monday, July 1, 2024 – For the second consecutive year, Boston University has earned a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Unlike other ranking systems, STARS is open […]

Boston University Earns STARS Gold

Boston University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences Receives LEED Platinum

The 345,000-square-foot collaborative research and teaching center is the University’s first LEED Platinum building and Boston’s largest fossil fuel-free building. June 20, 2023 – Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences, Boston’s largest fossil fuel-free building to date, received LEED© Platinum, the highest rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. “Receiving LEED Platinum for […]

Sustainable Purchasing Organization Recognizes BU’s Leadership

When you’re as big as BU, what we buy has a substantial impact on our environment and the economy. That’s why it’s crucial for BU to tap into best practices for environmentally preferred purchasing. In support of that, BU is a member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). Here are some recent developments regarding BU’s […]

Campus Climate Lab Researcher Wiley Hundertmark Named AASHE Sustainability Award Finalist

November 9  – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced “Influence of Landscape Management Practices on Urban Greenhouse Gas Budgets”, with first author Wiley Hundertmark (CAS’20), as a finalist for a 2021 AASHE Sustainability Award in the campus sustainability research category, recognizing outstanding scholarship in higher education. Hundertmark is the […]

Sustainable Dining Report 2018

What we have done and what is to come Since 2013, BU Dining has published an annual report highlighting achievements of each academic year and benchmarking progress in reaching our sustainable food and dining goals. The 2018 Sustainability Report will feature milestones for local food, third party certified products, low carbon menus, reusable containers, and […]