The University of Houston is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which provides administrators, faculty, staff, and students, as well as the businesses that serve them, with thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives in higher education. Anyone with a valid uh.edu email address can create an AASHE member account to access resources and receive member pricing on workshops, conferences and more.
UH utilizes the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) administered by AASHE to measure campus sustainability performance. In 2015, the University of Houston became the first Texas insititution of higher education to receive a STARS rating of Gold, and recertified for Gold in 2019 with a score of 68.81. For the most recent submission in 2022, the University of Houston scored 63.89 points and recieved a STARS Silver rating.
The newly formed Campus Sustainability Committee is making great strides to improve overall campus sustainability performance.
The latest STARS report can be found here.