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Hendrix College

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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: Loyd Ryan

Title: Associate Vice President for Business & Director of Facilities

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: The establishment of the Sustainability Committee, consisting of students, faculty, staff, and a senior administrator, directs the sustainability efforts of the college, along with formal references in student, faculty and staff guidelines, manuals and policies.

 

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents

Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?

[ X ] No. Although we have not signed the ACUPCC, Hendrix College utilizes the commitment’s guidelines as a directive for on-going sustainability efforts and future policy changes. It insures the college is free to consider all emerging sustainability trends.

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

 

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: Our master plan emphasizes our college’s desire to utilize current land and space to facilitate planned growth instead of simply sprawling and further extending our college’s boarders.

[ X ] Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available: Strategically, our college has expanded our curriculum to establish sustainability-focused majors, internships, engaged learning projects, and other opportunities for our students, faculty and staff. Specific examples include our green

chemistry major and our Odyssey professorships related specifically to sustainable issues.

 

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: Sustainability Committee

Number of meetings: 36, including all various subcommittee meetings associated with the Sustainability Committee.

 

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

[# 1 ] Administrators

[# 3 ] Faculty

[# 3 ] Staff

[# 3 ] Students

[# ] 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.

Name of chair(s): Dr. Joyce Hardin & Rob Young, Vice President for Business and Finance.

Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Faculty Member & Administrator

 

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? President. Our Vice President for Business & Finance is the co-chairperson of the committee and reports directly to the president.

 

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: Established a sustainability Web site, Facebook fan page, and other communications efforts to encourage and support on-campus sustainability projects; co-sponsored outdoor Earth Day celebration on campus; promoted

sustainability efforts to the press and the public; researched the extent of sustainable efforts on campus to determine the college’s current accomplishments and future needs; began implementing efforts to extend sustainability leadership work beyond the current committee; discussed joint efforts with other colleges and public works organizations in the city; created a pro-green video during Earth Day celebration.

 

Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008: Progress is visible on the college’s

sustainability Web site: www.hendrix.edu/green .

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

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

[X] No. Although no staff members are solely classified as sustainability staff, the following positions have job duties that specifically perform sustainability-related duties: Director of Facilities, Director of Grounds, Director of Media Relations, Dean of Students, Director of Dining Services, and numerous

professors on campus.

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

[# ] Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [ ]

[# ] Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [ ]

 

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

[X] N/A

[ ] No

[ ] Yes. Please describe:

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT

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

[X] No. Although not “specifically” dedicated to furthering sustainability, numerous offices and departments on campus are dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus.

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

 

WEBSITE

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

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please provide URL: http://www.hendrix.edu/green

 

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: Hendrix exclusively utilizes green cleaning products and other environmentally-friendly products on campus when possible.

 

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?

[ ] No

[ ] Some. Please describe:

[X] All

 

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

[ ] No

[ ] Some. Please describe:

[X] All. Please describe: All paper towels, toilet paper, and other paper products utilized in buildings and residence halls meet this criteria.

 

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

[ ] No

[X] Some. Please describe: At least 80 percent – or any product that we can reasonably purchase given supplying guidelines and the effectiveness of the product – meets this criteria.

[ ] 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)?

[X] No

[ ] 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: Our pest management company meets these standards, as does most of the supplies utilized by our grounds staff. Some of the products, however, related to outdoor insect control on athletic fields have proven to be ineffective. We are presently searching for supplies that meet these

standards and are effective in reducing the problems.

[ ] 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.

[X] In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date: Ongoing. 2010.

[ ] 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.

2008:

2007:

2006:

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?

[X] 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

[ ] Yes. Please list details.

Percentage reduced:

Baseline year:

Date achieved:

 

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:

Heating degree days average over the past three years:

 

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.

2008:

2007:

2006:

 

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.

2008:

2007:

2006:

 

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)? Established new guidelines for HVAC operation during after hours, weekend

and holiday times to reduce usage levels; Added three more buildings to the college’s geothermal district cooling loop, which now totals nine buildings. Hendrix uses low-temperature geothermal energy for both heating and cooling, which makes use of the stability of the earth’s inner temperature. In the summer, heat pumps extract the hotter air from the house so that it can be cooled in the earth. In the winter the outside air is colder than the ground temperature, so the heat pump can move the heat from the ground into the house or building. The system uses less energy, doesn’t waste water, requires no natural gas, reduces the opportunity for a large Freon leak and requires less maintenance. Plus, it allows students more individual control over the temperature of their rooms.

 

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: Signs adjacent to all campus light switches

 

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.

[ %] B100 biodiesel

[ %] Clean biomass

[ %] Concentrating solar power (CSP)

 [ Undetermined %] Geothermal (Yes)

[ %] Low-impact hydropower

[ %] Solar photovoltaics

[ %] Wind

[ %] Other

 

Description: See response to #27.

 

30) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

[X] No

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

 

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.

[X] No

[ ] Yes. Please describe.

Date of most recent contract:

Quantity (kWh):

Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents:

 

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: Unknown

 

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

 

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

[ ] Plastics (all)

[ X ] Plastics (some)

[ ] Other. Please list:

 

37) Diversion rate: [ 30 % (est.)]

 

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

[ ] Other E-waste. Please list:

 

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)

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

[ 60%]

 

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: Located at the college’s Eco-House.

 

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: The spring “Trash to Treasure” drive, where student affairs staff members work with students to collect and donate items (furniture, clothing, household goods, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent) to a local charity. Students collected a significant number of items in May that typically would

have been thrown away.

 

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: Hendrix College is committed to sustainable attributes related to construction and renovation on campus.

 

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS

43) Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.

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

[ sq ft] Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[ 78,800 sq ft] Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[ sq ft] Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[ sq ft] Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

 

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.

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

[ 106,000 sq ft] Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

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

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

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

 

45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

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

[ sq ft] Combined gross square footage.

 

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS

46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.

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

[ 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:

[ 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:

[ 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).

 

HVAC systems with specific schedules, all new HVAC equipment is energy efficient, motion sensors, ambient light sensors, LED lighting and timers.

 

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 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).

 

All student housing has been retrofitted with low-flow showerheads. The Village at Hendrix has a rainwater collection system that is utilized to irrigate the grounds.

 

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

[ Undetermined %]

 

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: EcoHouse

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

Number of students involved: 8.

Additional details: Students who live in the EcoHouse put their values into action by recycling, composting their food scraps, buying in bulk to reduce packaging waste and using cloth bags at the grocery store, rather than plastic or paper. In order to live in the house, students must propose a green project to work on throughout the year.

 

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): Student leaders discuss sustainability options, opportunities and guidelines.

 

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:

Students receive various levels of funding on a per-project basis through the college’s Odyssey program.

 [# Various ] Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: Projects are continuous and aren’t

defined based on ours worked; rather, projects completed.

[# ] Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

 

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: At least one member of the college’s Environmental Concerns Committee lives in each residence hall and is assigned as an ECC representative.

[# ] Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

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

[# ] Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

 

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:

 

• Environmental Concerns Committee -- The purpose and mission of this organization is to respond to environmental concerns voiced by students, to work towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable campus, and to foster environmental awareness in the Hendrix College community. In addition, the organization should oversee and maintain the dish program, work to resolve recycling issues, and develop programs and events that further the expressed goals of ECC.

 

• Sustainability Committee.

 

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. Various student-organized and student-driven competitions throughout the year through the Environmental Concerns Committee, mostly related to residence halls and dining services.

Name of competition:

Year initiated:

Frequency of competition:

Participants:

Incentives:

Goal of competition:

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition:

Website:

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

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

[# 30 ]

 

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

[# ] Hybrid. Please list makes and models:

[# 2 ] Electric. Please describe type of vehicles: (Yes) Global Electric Motorcars. Click here for more information.

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

[# ] Other. Please describe:

 

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

motorized fleet?

[# Undetermined ] 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): The college hosts a ride-sharing message board for students seeking carpools during breaks in the school year.

 

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?

[X] N/A. Please explain: Public transportation is not available in Conway, therefore no subsidies are offered.

[ ] No

[ ] 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):

 

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

[ ] N/A. Please explain:

[ ] No

[X] Yes. Please describe: A free bicycle program allows students to obtain and utilize bicycles throughout the campus. Additionally, our public safety officers provide free transportation to students upon request after dark.

 

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

[ ] N/A. Please explain:

[ ] No

[ X] Yes. Please describe: Hendrix provides rides for students who wish to go to the commercial airport in Little Rock during school breaks.

 

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: 12

Fees for participation: Free

Repair services provided: Yes

 

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM

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

[X] No

[ ] Yes. Please provide details below.

Year created:

Total number of vehicles:

Number of hybrid vehicles:

Fee for membership:

 

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: The Village at Hendrix

 

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

[ 90 %] More than 80 percent of the college’s student body lives on campus. Of those who don’t, a significant portion live adjacent to campus and do not drive to campus – instead choosing to walk or bicycle to campus.

 

STATISTICS

 

69) Campus setting:

[ ] Rural

 [ ] Suburban

[ ] Urban

[ ] Other. Please describe:

 

70) Total number of buildings: [# 44 ]

71) Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 905,605 ]

72) Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 1,350 ]

73) Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 0 ]

74) Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [# 0 ]

75) Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [ 80 %]

 

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: [ ]

79) Student trustee position: [ ]

80) Environmental science/studies major: [ X ]

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

82) Graduate-level environmental program: [ ]

83) Student green fee: [ ]

84) Alumni green fund: [ ]

85) Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [ ]

86) Campus garden or farm: [X ]

87) Single-stream recycling: [ ]

 

 

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