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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.

 

  Name: Tavey McDaniel Capps

Title: Sustainability Director

Date survey submitted: July 21, 2009

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

 

Duke’s Environmental Policy was endorsed and signed by the University’s President, Vice President, Chancellor for Health Affairs and Provost in 2005.  The Policy comprehensively covers all members of the campus community and Duke’s Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator has worked with numerous offices to explain the implications and build awareness of the policy.  More information, including a link to the document can be found at:

http://www.duke.edu/sustainability/about/policy.html

 

An example of outreach and communication plans for the policy can be found at:

http://branding.dukemedicine.org/brand_guidelines/sustainability

 

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. If completed, please provide the date the GHG Report was submitted to the ACUPCC:

September 22, 2008 ( http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg-report.php?id=225 )

 

3) Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes

 

4) Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan (check all that apply)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

Duke’s 2000 Campus Master Plan strives to leverage the institutions role in the region to promote environmental, economic and social sustainability.  Sustainability is mentioned in the goals section, as part of Duke’s commitment to conservation of our forest ecosystem, commitment to infill and supporting smart growth http://www.architect.duke.edu/planning/master_plan.html

http://www.architect.duke.edu/planning/sustainability.html

http://www.architect.duke.edu/landscape/forest/index.html

[ X ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

Duke completed a Strategic Plan in 2006 that examined whether the University was living up to the highest standards of citizenship – local, national and global – and developed strategies and expectation for investment in Durham community, environmental stewardship, and fiscal integrity (See page 76 of link below).

http://www.provost.duke.edu/StratPlan/pdfs/Making%20a%20Difference.pdf

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

5) Does your school have a council or committee that advises on and/or implements policies and programs related to sustainability?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes

 

If you answered "No" to question 5, please proceed directly to question 11.

 

6) Please provide the name of the committee and list the number of meetings held since August 2008.

Name: Duke’s Campus Sustainability Committee
Number of meetings: 5

 

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

[ 8  ]  Administrators

[ 9  ]  Faculty

[ 5 ]  Staff

[ 7 ]  Students

[ N/A ]  Other. Please describe:

 

8) Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

If 2009-2010 academic year information is not yet available, please provide information for 2008-2009 instead.

Names of co-chair(s): Dr. Tallman Trask, III and Dr. William Chameides

Position(s):  Executive Vice President and Dean of The Nicholas School of the Environment, respectively

 

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)?   Duke’s President, Dr. Richard Brodhead

 

10) Please list key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2008.

Key issues/programs that the group has addressed/implemented since August 2008:

The committee’s respective Energy, Transportation, Offsets, Education, and Communications subcommittees have submitted recommendations for achieving compliance with the University’s goal of carbon neutrality.  The recommendations have been incorporated into a draft Action Plan, which was submitted to the Board of Trustees in May and will be approved later this year. 

 

Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:

The goal of the CSC for the 08-09 academic year was to develop a campus Climate Action Plan. This plan is in its final stages. Some of the recommendations, like the hiring of an Offsets Coordinator, have already been implemented. The curriculum committee’s recommendations have also prompted campus discussion and revitalized collaboration on several initiatives.

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?

[  ]  No

[ 8]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.

[ 7]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE).

Titles: [ Sustainability Director, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, Green Purchasing Coordinator, Green Dining Coordinator, LEED Coordinator, Energy Manager, Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator ]

[ 1 ]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [ Offsets Director  ]

 

12) Does the head of the sustainability staff report directly to the president or another high-level administrator (e.g., vice president, vice chancellor)?

[  ]  N/A

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Duke’s Sustainability Office is directly under the Executive Vice President in the organizational structure

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT

13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe (including name of office or department and year created):

Duke’s Sustainability Office was created in 2005

 

WEBSITE

14) Does your school have a website detailing its sustainability initiatives?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide URL:  http://www.duke.edu/sustainability/

 

GREEN PURCHASING

15) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?

[  ]  No

[X]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available:

http://duke.edu/sustainability/campus_initiatives/purchasing/index.html

 

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?

[  ]  No

[  ]  Some. Please describe:

[ X ]  All: http://duke.edu/sustainability/documents/energy%20star%20letter.pdf

 

17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?

[  ]  No

[  X]  Some. Please describe: Duke’s Environmental Purchasing Policy (EPP) and Green Purchasing Coordinator both address post-consumer recycled content and FSC procurement.  Working with our primary campus supplier, Duke has developed a tool to show office managers only “green” products.

http://duke.edu/web/ESC/documents/EPP%20Guidelines%207-8-04.pdf

[    ]  All. Please describe: 

 

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Some. Please describe: Section 5 of Duke’s Environmental Purchasing Policy (EPP) addresses green cleaning solutions and practices

http://duke.edu/web/ESC/documents/EPP%20Guidelines%207-8-04.pdf

[]  All. Please describe: 

 

19) Are your school's computer/electronics purchase decisions made in accordance with standards such as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)?

[  ]  No

[ X]  Some. Please describe:

[   ]  All

 

20) Does your school use only pesticides that meet the standards for organic crop production set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Canadian Organic Standards (excluding on-campus farms)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Some. Please describe: Duke has a Tree Management Policy and maintains an inventory of campus plants’ performance on campus, which informs future decisions about planting/site selection.  Staff receive training on plant selection and integrated pest management and the majority of campus no longer relies on any pesticides.  Duke’s two on-campus community gardens, which grow and provide produce to campus eateries use strict organic practices.  Duke’s golf course and Sarah P. Duke gardens are also engaged in ongoing plans to eliminate dependence upon pesticides.

[  ]  All

 

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY

21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?

Please check all that apply.

[  ]  No.

[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

[ X ]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (in metric tons of CO2e). Also, include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.  Inventory results are compiled on Climate Action site: http://www.duke.edu/sustainability/campus_initiatives/climate_action/inventory.php

FY 2008: in progress

FY 2007: 433,961 mTons CO2e (net 416,981 mTons CO2e)

FY 2006: 444,002 mTons CO2e (net 415,300 mTons CO2e)

FY 2005: 416,951 mTons CO2e (net 408,937 mTons CO2e)

Fiscal years correspond to July 1 – June 30 th --- ex. FY 2005 is July 1, 2004- June 30 th , 2005.

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

The purchase of carbon offsets does not count toward greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions for this indicator. They are counted in a subsequent indicator.

22) Has your school made a commitment to reducing GHG emissions by a specific amount?

[  ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please list details.

Reduction level:

Baseline year:

Target date:

 

If you answered only "No" or "In progress" to question 21, please now skip to question 27.

 

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

23) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please list details.

Percentage reduced: 2.5%* due in part to changes in employee commute computation methodology

Baseline year: 2007

Date achieved: 2008

 

24) Please provide the total heating and cooling degree days averaged over the past three years.

Data on total degree heating and cooling days is available at: http://www.degreedays.net/ . This information will be used to help reduce bias between schools in different climates.

Cooling degree days average over the past three years: Total over past three years = 2086, average monthly = 174

Heating degree days average over the past three years: Total over past three years = 3177, average monthly = 265

 

25) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-thousand-square-foot basis for the past three years.

Per-Thousand-Square-Foot Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space in thousands of square feet.

 

26) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-full-time-student basis for the past three years.

Per-Student Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time enrolled students.

 

The Ivy+ Sustainability Working Group, in place since 2007, has considered these benchmarking exercises to compare performance and sharing best practices.  Factors considered were geographic location (annual degree days), locales (key for transportation emissions), density of campus area, research universities vs. teaching colleges, and the existence of a medical or veterinary schools or departments within the university. The medical and research aspects were particularly important considerations. For example, one metric considered was “lab intensity,” and is derived from the number of fume hoods per square foot of campus space. The group decided not to use emissions/GSF or emissions/student due to additional explanation required to interpret them in their respective institutional context. The Ivy+ Working group decided that a sound metric is that of trends - the trend of each individual school and the aggregate emissions.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

27) What programs or technologies has your school implemented to improve energy efficiency (e.g., cogeneration plant, retrocommissioning of HVAC systems, performing system tune-ups, temperature setbacks)?  

Duke’s LEED East Campus Steam Plant, with expanded fuel-switching for increased biomass and biogas production, will come online this fall.

 

Duke’s French Family Sciences Center implemented several HVAC system features to dramatically reduce lab and classroom load.

 

Beginning in 2004, Duke’s Energy Mgmt team began by identifying 10 buildings with abnormally high energy and water usage.  With a $300,000 line of credit, they retrofit the lights, steam traps, sensors and motors in those buildings, producing a simple payback of 2.5 years. Based on this initial experience, the team requested a $3.4 million loan from the Board of Trustees to implement 46 individual projects, achieving annual savings of nearly $1 million.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION

28) Do you facilitate programs that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use (e.g., cash incentives, signs reminding individuals to turn off lights and appliances)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please specify percentage of overall electricity generated from each of the following sources and describe details below. 

Duke Smart Home - http://www.smarthome.duke.edu/home/what.php

Marine Lab Ocean Science Teaching Center - http://www.duke.edu/web/ESC/news_events/items/2009_03_02MargueriteKent.html

[   0 %]  B100 biodiesel

[   0 %]  Clean biomass

[   0 %]  Concentrating solar power (CSP)

[   0 %]  Geothermal

[   0 %]  Low-impact hydropower

[   0 %]  Solar photovoltaics

[   0 %]  Wind

[   0 %]  Other

 

Description: Duke’s on-campus generation is an insignificant portion of our total energy portfolio. 

 

30)  Does your school have solar hot water systems?

[  ]  No

[ X  ]  Yes. Please specify number of systems and total BTUs generated annually, if available:

Duke Smart Home - http://www.smarthome.duke.edu/home/what.php

Marine Lab Ocean Science Teaching Center - http://www.duke.edu/web/ESC/news_events/items/2009_03_02MargueriteKent.html

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?

RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standard.

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe. Duke’s Climate Action Plan calls for strategic emphasis on achieving on-campus reductions in energy use via investment in renewable or efficient infrastructure, before pursuing continuing to pursue offsets.  Duke’s Carbon Offsets Initiative Director is researching opportunities to leverage Duke’s investment in offsets that maximize local economic development opportunity and support veritable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Date of most recent contract: 2007, see previous Sustainable Endowments data.

Quantity (kWh): Fuqua Business School purchased offsets for all of their annual emissions, and Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy also made sizable investments.

 

32) Has your school purchased non-electric energy from renewable sources?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe.

Date of most recent contract:

Quantity (BTUs):

Percentage of your total non-electric energy use that it represents:

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

33) Please provide total BTUs of energy for heating and cooling from on-site combustion:

FY08 Steam Production: 1,178,446 MMBtu

 

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:

Coal 92.4%

Nat Gas 7.4%

Fuel Oil 0.2%

 

35) Is any on-site combustion for heating and cooling derived from renewable sources?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe.

Percentage on-site combustion derived from renewable sources: [   %]

Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [#      ]

Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling:

 

FOOD & RECYCLING

The food portion of this category is covered in a separate dining survey.

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

36) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles (check all that apply).

[  ]  None

[ X ]  Aluminum

[ X ]  Cardboard

[ X ]  Glass

[ X ]  Paper

[ X ]  Plastics (all)

[ X ]  Plastics (some)

[ X ]  Other. Please list:

 

37) Diversion rate: [  50  %]

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE

38) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. If available, please indicate the total annual weight or volume of each material collected for recycling or reuse.

[ X ]  Batteries

[ X ]  Cell phones

[ X ]  Computers

[ X ]  Lightbulbs

[ X ]  Printer cartridges

[ X ]  Other E-waste. Please list:  Monitors & CRT Televisions at cost of $10

 

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)

39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[ 100 %] 

 

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Duke coordinates a series of zero-waste events throughout the year and encourages offices to capture their own compost waste at events.  Rolling Compost Bins can be delivered to events upon request.

 

SOURCE REDUCTION

41) Do you have any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe:

Move-out For Charity allows students to donate at end of year move-out

DukeList is an online site to facilitate reuse and trading of student furniture and appliances among Duke Community

 

GREEN BUILDING

 

GREEN BUILDING POLICY

42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available: Duke adopted a LEED building policy in 2003 – all new campus buildings and large renovations will be LEED certified with a goal of silver.

http://duke.edu/sustainability/campus_initiatives/buildings/

 

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS

Duke adopted a LEED policy in 2003 and now has 26 buildings that are LEED certified or in the process of becoming certified. This represents over 2.75 million GSF of LEED building space on campus.

 

43) Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.

[#  13 ]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.

[  412,8651  sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Duke Center for Integrated Medicine, Kilgo Dorm II, Kilgo Dorm III, Law School Addition, Smith Warehouse, Rubenstein Hall, Bell Tower Dorm

[  859,313  sq ft]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: French Family Science Center, Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences, School of Nursing, Medical Science Research Building II

[  5,600  sq ft]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Ocean Science Teaching Center

[  6,000  sq ft]  Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Home Depot Smart Home

 

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.  * These buildings are LEED registered and awaiting certification

[#  13 ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria

[  1,014,500  sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Fuqua School of Business Addition, Sands Parking Garage, Law School Commons, Perkins (Bostock) Library, Indoor Practice Faciliity

[  385,275 sq ft]  Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Old Art Museum, Few Quad Dorm, East Campus Steam Plant, Smith Warehouse Renovation, Lemur Center, Baldwin Auditorium, West Union Dining Pavilion

[  0  sq ft]  Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[  75,000 sq ft]  Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Levine Science Research Center Annex

 

45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

[#   0   ]  Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings. Please list building names:

[   0 sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS

46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.

[#  1   ]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:

Smith Warehouse

[  48,000  sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.

[#   0   ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names:

[    0 sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

48) Please indicate renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

[#  0    ]  Total number of renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled. Please list building names:

[  0  sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

49) What energy-efficiency technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., HVAC systems, motion sensors, ambient light sensors, T5 lighting, LED lighting, timers, laundry technology)?   

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of maintained building space have been retrofitted with motion sensors; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).  

 

The Facilities Management department is working continuously to increase efficiency on campus and has hired several new staff, including an Energy Manager, to spearhead this program. Efforts include –

  • Campus steam plant upgrades to increase efficiency and reduce emissions while saving money -
  • Flue gas re-circulation with an average annual fuel savings $135,000/year has reduced operating cost to date over $540,000, also reduced our NOx 20 - 40%, carbon monoxide reduction 12%, and particulate reduction of 56%.
  • Recycling of 7000 thousand tons of fly ash annually into concrete block results in $234,000/year revenue back to plant operations
  • Expanding metering and facility monitoring systems to develop energy density studies of the entire campus including point to point check out of our Energy Management System.
  • Chiller Plant optimization including conversion of the chilled water system to variable primary flow and connection of many new buildings to the centralized chilled water system.
  • Retro-commissioning of campus buildings.

 

50) What water-conservation technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., low-flow faucets, low-flow showerheads, waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, gray water systems, laundry technology)?   

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of the maintained building space have been retrofitted with low-flow faucets; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).   

 

  • Condensate reclamation in 100% of cooling systems for use in Duke's Chilled Water Plant's cooling towers
  • Automatic flush toilets switched to manual
  • Waterless hand sanitizers installed in campus and hospital restrooms
  • Comprehensive building audits for leaks and energy-efficiency
  • Water-efficient toilets and faucets being installed
  • Installing low-flow showerheads in all campus dorms and athletic facilities
  • Utilizing rainwater from a network of large cisterns and reclaimed municipal wastewater for the irrigation athletic fields when necessary
  • Target communications effort to educate and engage the campus community about the drought and ways they could help reduce consumption, ex. distributed over 9,000 low flow showerheads to faculty, staff and off-campus students

 

Overall water consumption in spring 2009 was down approximately 50% since 2007. From June 2008 to February of this year, Duke used 100 million fewer gallons than the year before.

 

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?

[   70  %]

 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.

Name of program: Duke Home Depot Smart Home

Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house): House

Number of students involved: 20-50

Additional details: Students not living in the house routinely support residents’ efforts through projects in a separate Smart Home laboratory in the Engineering School and a few dozen students from across campus manage a community garden on the adjacent property.

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

53) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe how sustainability is incorporated (e.g., information sessions, green tour): Orientation sessions, presentation on programming resources for RA’s, crash courses on greening your dorm, and inclusion of information in a summer info packet and edition of the campus newspaper.  Duke’s sustainability office, Bon Appétit and Residence Life partner to coordinate a zero-waste all-local picnic for incoming freshmen and their families on move-in day with assistance from student volunteers.

 

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

54) Does your school offer on-campus office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student:

[#  20-45   ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 5-20 hrs

[#  ? ]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: We work with hundreds of students who volunteer time or work on campus sustainability initiatives through a student group or class each semester.

 

55) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or other similar programs to promote behavioral change on campus?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below, and indicate URL if available:

[# 15    ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 5-10

[#  0   ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:

[#  ?   ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: We’re formalizing an unpaid “floor rep position” this coming year, but again recognize that hundreds of students are involved in this capacity during Eco-Olympics (see question #57) and the remainder of the year.

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

56) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide total number of active organizations, names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs, if available:

  • Duke University Greening Initiative (DUGI): graduation student environmental group, http://web.duke.edu/greening/mission.html
  • Duke Environmental Alliance (EA): most active undergraduate environmental groups, http://www.duke.edu/web/env_alliance/
  • Duke Community Garden:  Manages the Duke Community Garden
  • Duke Farmhand:  connects graduate students with work opportunities on local farms and manages the Honey Patch Community Garden
  • Duke Apiary Club: started and maintains a bee colony in the Honey Patch Community Garden
  • Plan V: Vegetarian/Vegan student group that meets to cook low-carbon meals

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.

Name of competition: Eco-Olympics

Year initiated: 2005

Frequency of competition: Annual

Participants: All incoming freshmen

Incentives: Recognition, Prizes

Goal of competition: Build awareness and cultural expectations of sustainable behaviors at Duke, Increase participation of incoming students in energy conservation strategies

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:

Website: http://www.duke.edu/web/env_alliance/olympics.html

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?

[#  762  ]

 

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.

[#  5    ]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:

[#  12    ]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles:

[#  0    ]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used:

[#  3    ]  Other. Please describe: CNG

 

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?

[#  not available ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):

Staff/Faculty/Graduate & Professional Students:

  • Four (4) or more participants get FREE parking in a preferred Duke lot. Each member receives 12 daily passes for access to your group’s preferred lot and 12 for any remote lot.
  • Three (3) participants pay $4 monthly per person. Each member receives 12 daily passes for access to your group’s preferred lot and 12 for any remote lot.
  • Two (2) participants each pay half of the annual permit price for access to a preferred lot. Rideshare commuters park in regular spaces; not in designated carpool spaces.  Each member receives 12 daily passes for access to your group’s preferred lot and 12 for any remote lot.

Undergraduate Commuters:

  • Four (4) or more participants get FREE and reserved parking in the first lot on the left as you enter the Blue Zone and receive 20 day passes for unreserved spaces in the Blue Zone.
  • Three (3) participants pay $40 per person and receive the same benefits as a 4-person carpool.

More information at: http://www.parking.duke.edu/alternative_transportation/carpool/

Duke also provides an online, carpool matching service through GreenRides to help faculty, staff and students find carpool partners - http://portal.greenride.com/duke/home.aspx

 

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe the program including the size of the discount (as a percent of full price) and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students): up to 60% discount for faculty, staff and students.  http://www.parking.duke.edu/buses_vans/bus_passes.php

 

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Duke provides free, accessible transportation on campus and in some neighboring areas through Duke Transit buses and vans. 

http://www.parking.duke.edu/buses_vans/

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe:  the “ C-5 - Duke Bull City Express ” connects West and Central Campuses with 9th Street and Brightleaf Square on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the academic year The C-6 shuttle takes employees between urban satellite office location, reducing vehicle trips for meetings, lunch, and commuting.

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.

Year created: 2006

Number of bikes available: 120

Fees for participation: none

Repair services provided: student employee maintained fleet, plus a workspace with tools is open for students to bring in their own bikes.

http://parking.duke.edu/alternative_transportation/bicycling/duke_bikes/

 

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM

66) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below. ZipCar - http://www.parking.duke.edu/alternative_transportation/zipcar/index.php

Year created: 2008

Total number of vehicles:  4

Number of hybrid vehicles:  2

Fee for membership: $35

 

PLANNING

67) Does your school have policies that support a pedestrian-friendly or bike-friendly campus (e.g., in the school's master plan, a policy prohibiting vehicles from the center of campus)?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: excerpted from Duke’s Campus Master Plan:

 

Duke should be A WALKABLE CAMPUS SUPPORTED BY AN UNDERSTANDABLE CIRCULATION SYSTEM:

Redefine the movement systems throughout the campus to be functional and comprehensible, built on a visible logic that supports wayfinding, “placemaking,” the identity of campus boundaries, and the cohesiveness of the overall campus

• by clarifying points of entry into the campus;

• by reducing vehicular through-traffic on campus;

• by carefully controlling how all buildings are accessed and serviced in relation to the overall movement pattern and pedestrian traffic in particular;

• by integrating pedestrian, bicycle and transit circulation into the overall movement system, separating such systems where appropriate; and

• by exercising caution in the location of parking areas and parking access”

 

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?

[   22% of staff + 50% of all students =  30% of individuals ]

 

STATISTICS

 

69) Campus setting:

[  ]  Rural

[ X ]  Suburban

[  ]  Urban

[  ]  Other. Please describe:

 

70)  Total number of buildings: [#   220    ]

71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [  14,000,000 square feet   ]

72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [ 6,340 + 7,117 =  13,457  ]

73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# >500   ]

74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [# N/A    ]

75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [  5500/13457 =  41 %]

 

Questions 76-87 are for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

 

Please mark an "X" next to each item that applies to your institution.

 

76)  Outdoors club: [ X ]

77)  Disposable water bottle ban:[ ]

78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [ X* ]

79)  Student trustee position: [ X ]

80)  Environmental science/studies major: [ X ]

81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [ X ]

82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [ X ]

83)  Student green fee: [ X* ]

84)  Alumni green fund: [  ]

85)  Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [ X ]

86)  Campus garden or farm: [ X ]

87)  Single-stream recycling: [  ]

 

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