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Report Card 2010

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Pierce College
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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C-
Courtesy of Pierce College

School details:

Location: Woodland Hills, California

Enrollment: 14,000

 

Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: No

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: No

 

  An application was submitted by Coby King  to have this school evaluated in the College Sustainability Report Card 2010.  A grant was awarded and a contribution was made to cover the cost of inclusion.   Learn more  about how a school can apply for inclusion.  

 

Data compiled from independent research. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methods section.

 
Overall grade  
C -
The college adheres to the Los Angeles Community College District's sustainable design standards. The campus master contracts call for Energy Star products, and the college purchases green cleaning solutions as well as paper towels and toilet paper made with recycled content. All pesticides used meet USDA standards for organic crop production. The district's chancellor signed the Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2007.
The campus has a cogeneration plant and maintains its HVAC systems to operate at peak efficiency. The college has completed a greenhouse gas emissions inventory.
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No evaluation was made of the Dining Services category because this school does not have dining facilities.
The Los Angeles Community College District’s $6.1 billion Sustainable Building Program is providing Pierce College with $648 million to renovate and modernize its facilities. Following its board-mandated sustainable building policy, which states that all new buildings meet LEED certification standards, the college has several green buildings under construction, including its new Student Services Building and Center for the Sciences. The college has also installed waterless urinals and planted some drought-resistant/native landscaping.
There are no known active student groups or initiatives related to sustainability.
Students enrolled full time at Pierce College are eligible to participate in the district’s subsidized transit pass program, through which they receive a six-month Metro pass for $15, representing a discount of 40 percent. The college also offers faculty and staff monetary incentives to carpool, use public transportation, bike, or walk to campus. The campus has a pedestrian mall area and has provided connections to existing transit services.
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No evaluation was made of Endowment Transparency because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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No evaluation was made of Investment Priorities because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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No evaluation was made of Shareholder Engagement because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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