Getting Ready for STARS 2.0 – Different Levels of Access
We're getting closer to the official launch of STARS 2.0! In Part 1 of a blog series on preparing for the upcoming release, we provided resources and answers to common questions about Version 2.0. In Part 2 of the series, we cover the different levels of access to STARS that will dramatically improve the ease of campus sustainability reporting worldwide. These levels of access are based on participant feedback, and will allow institutions to report and share their campus sustainability data.
Institutions wishing to earn a STARS rating or take advantage of other benefits will gain Full Access by purchasing a STARS subscription. The Campus Sustainability Data Collector will be replaced with STARS Basic Access, applicable to those institutions that do not seek a STARS rating but wish to report and share sustainability data. The table below provides a comparison of benefits for each option.
|Benefits||Full Access for 12 months* $1,400 ($500 discount for AASHE Members = $900)||Basic Access - No Cost|
|Measure your institution’s current sustainability performance||√||√|
|Create a baseline for continuous sustainability improvement||√||√|
|Streamline your sustainability reporting efforts by sharing STARS data with other organizations (e.g. Sierra and The Princeton Review)||√||√|
|Gain global recognition for your sustainability efforts as a STARS-rated institution||√|
|Compare and learn from other institutions of similar type and demographic||√|
|Celebrate your rating with access to STARS promotional tools||√|
|Monitor progress toward a STARS rating with automatic point calculation||√|
|Excel and PDF exports of STARS data||√|
|Access to all public STARS data through the STARS API||√|
*Institutions that purchase a STARS subscription within 90 days after their previous subscription has expired are eligible for a 50% discount
Using the New Access Levels
My institution is already participating in STARS.
Institutions that have a current STARS subscription will not need to re-register. An institution with a STARS subscription will retain all of the benefits above.
My institution has used the Campus Sustainability Data Collector.
An institution with an expired STARS subscription, or one previously using the CSDC, will retain Basic Access to the STARS Reporting Tool and also have the option to submit its data as a STARS Reporter. Institutions with Basic Access to the STARS Reporting Tool will have the option to purchase a subscription for Full Access at any time.
My institution is an International Pilot Participant.
Institutions outside of the U.S. and Canada will be able to register for basic and full access to STARS following the release of Version 2.0. All STARS International Pilot Participants will automatically be registered as STARS Participants under the Basic Access option and will have the option to share their data publicly as STARS Reporters. Global participants may purchase a Full Access STARS subscription at any time.
More on STARS in Nashville!
Come to the AASHE 2013 Annual Conference in Nashville from October 6-9 and talk to us about STARS in-person. Several sessions will be held covering Version 2.0:
• STARS Introductory Workshop – Sunday, Oct. 6, 8:30am – noon (pre-registration required)
• STARS Advanced Workshop – Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 – 4:30pm (pre-registration required)
• STARS 101 – Monday, Oct. 7, 1:30 – 2:30pm
• STARS Town Hall – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 8 – 9am
Register here for the conference or workshops – we look forward to seeing you in Nashville!
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