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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:   Liz Davey
Title:
Program Manager, Center for Bioenvironmental Research/Office of Environmental Affairs, Tulane University
Date survey submitted:
July 21, 2009

ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

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:

The GHG Report has been completed and is now under review. 

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:

The “Master Process Design and Planning Uptown Campus” is the comprehensive planning document for the Uptown campus, and includes a chapter on environmental issues.  The document is considered a working document rather than a formal Master Plan; however, it serves as the principle guide on major campus planning issues.
http://tulane.edu/oua/campus-master-plan.cfm


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

Tulane’s Renewal Plan, developed to guide the university’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina, identified public service as a key component of the undergraduate experience and implemented a public service graduation requirement.  The Center for Public Service was created to coordinate and enhance service learning, community service, and community-based research.  The Renewal Plan also created urban partnerships and institutes “focused on building healthy and sustainable communities locally, regionally, and throughout the world as our planet faces an increasingly urban future.”  These include the Partnership for the Transformation of Urban Communities and the Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives. 

http://renewal.tulane.edu

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: The Climate Commitment Advisory Committee is focused on campus environmental sustainability.
Number of meetings: 3

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.
[# 7]  Administrators
[# 8]  Faculty
[# 3]  Staff
[#5 ]  Students
[#  1 ]  Other. Please describe: Alumni

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): John McLachlan
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): faculty

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)?

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:

·    Soliciting and reviewing suggestions from the campus community for the climate action plan.

·    Identifying building energy efficiency as a priority, understanding completed improvements, and researching possible policies and programs. 

·    Monitoring progress on GHG inventory and the “tangible actions” recommended by the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.

·    Fostering actions within committee members’ units.  

 

Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:

·    Greenhouse gas emissions inventory completed.

·    Energy Star purchasing policy reviewed and endorsed.

·    Partnership formed with campus vendors to scale up recycling program and marketing.

·    Green IT website created by Technology Services

·    Sub-committees formed in areas of building energy efficiency, transportation, and outreach to develop specific recommendations. 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF
11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.
[ 9 ]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE).

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

Titles:

Campus Environmental Sustainability:

Program Manager, Center for Bioenvironmental Research/Environmental Affairs

Supervisor, Support Services, Facilities Services 

Refuse Equipment Operator, Facilities Services

Equipment Operator, Facilities Services

Several positions dedicate substantial time to campus sustainability and LEED projects, including Manager, Sustainable Development, Capital Projects and Real Estate

Life Safety Project Manager, Facilities Services, Campus Planner, Office of the University Architect; Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Bioenvironmental Research

 

Community Environmental Sustainability:

Assistant Director, Center for Bioenvironmental Research External Relations

Assistant Director, Tulane City Center

Senior Program Coordinator, Tulane City Center

This list could also include staff from the Center for Public Service (20), the Environmental Law Clinic (7), and the Institute for Water Resources Law and Policy (1).


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
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

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): The Office of Environmental Affairs, located in the Center for Bioenvironmental Research, was created in 1999.

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

[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please provide URL: green.tulane.edu

GREEN PURCHASING
15)
Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available:

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
[  ]  No
[X]  Some. Please describe: Computer lab purchases have specified Energy Star qualified computers.  Incoming students are encouraged to purchase Energy Star qualified purchases through a website, June orientation booth, and essay contest.  An Energy Star purchasing policy is in development. 
[  ]  All

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: The uptown campus is shifting to 100% recycled, EcoLogo certified bath tissue and paper towels during summer 2009.  Napkins in dining areas are 100% recycled. Individual departments purchase paper from a vendor that includes recycled choices. 
[  ]  All. Please describe:

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
[  ]  No
[X]  Some. Please describe: The custodial contractor that maintains most buildings on the uptown campus uses Green Seal certified cleaning products. 
[  ]  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: Information on EPEAT is included in the purchasing section of Tulane’s Green IT website. 
[  ]  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)?
[X]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[  ]  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.
2008:
2007: 90,839 (start date: January 1, 2007)
2006: 98,702 (start date: January 1, 2006)
2005:

Note:  This inventory includes Scope 1 and 2 emissions.  We have also calculated the Scope 3 emissions, but per your FAQ have not included them here.  The Scope 3 emissions include employee and student commute, travel for university business, waste, and study abroad travel.

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  We are currently developing a climate action plan. 
[  ]  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: 8%
Baseline year: 2006
Date achieved: 2007

Much of this reduction is due to a decrease in the emission factor for electricity in the SERC Mississippi Valley eGrid region.  Due to many changes still underway following Hurricane Katrina, it is difficult to identify trends in the first two years of our post-Katrina greenhouse gas emissions inventory. 

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:

This website does not have this information for our area. 

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: 18.06
2006: 19.75

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: 10.37
2006: 11.21

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)?
 

Tulane installed a 5MW natural gas fired co-generation facility in 1999.  Improvements to uptown campus power plant and campus steam system, including replacement of old chillers with more energy efficient equipment, were implemented in 2007. Improvements to the campus steam system included addressing defective steam traps and heat exchangers, repairing underground leaks, and re-insulating underground steam piping. Energy management strategies, such as scheduling building cooling, are being implemented as part of an energy performance contract.  A parallel program of Energy Plant upgrades is planned for the Downtown/Health Sciences Center.   For addition improvements, see question #49.

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: The New Wave, the daily online news sent to all members of the university community, publishes environmental stories that encourage energy savings.  The Technology Services website includes instructions for enabling power management.  Orientation information for incoming students includes information on power management. 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?
[X]  No
[  ]  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)
[    %]  Geothermal
[    %]  Low-impact hydropower
[    %]  Solar photovoltaics
[    %]  Wind
[    %]  Other

Description:

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:

367,103,000,000 btus of natural gas were used on Tulane’s campuses in 2007, largely for heating and cooling.

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:
Natural gas, 100%.

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  Glass is collected by the recycling program when it is needed by our glass studio in the Art Department.
[X]  Paper
[  ]  Plastics (all)
[ X]  Plastics (some) All plastic bottles
[  ]  Other. Please list:

37) Diversion rate: [ 9%]  Combined estimate for three campuses. 

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.
[    ]  Batteries
[ X]  Cell phones  Data not available.
[ X]  Computers  19 tons in 2007.
[X]  Lightbulbs  Fluorescent tubes are recycled. 
[ X]  Printer cartridges  Data not collected. 
[    ]  Other E-waste. Please list:

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)
39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[     unknown %] No formal composting program, but about 10% of landscaping waste is reused on campus. 

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

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: In 2008, Move-out collection in the residence halls collected about 3 tons of clothing; 1000 cubic feet of household items, appliances, and furniture; 50 cubic feet of non-perishable food; 1000 pounds of books; and 6 tons of Mardi Gras beads.  These items were collected for use and resale by local non-profits, including the area food bank, the non-profit that works to house the city’s homeless, and a non-profit that provides jobs and services to intellectually disabled and delayed New Orleanians. 

 

Dining services promotes a signature reusable cup, designed by a Tulane student, for use in dining areas, and grants a generous drink discount when the cup is used.  An increasing number of vendors in the university center’s food court offer a “for here” durable plate option, and a Dining Services is developing a “Get Caught Green Handed” program to market the “for here” option to the campus community.

 

The Materials Management office stores office furniture that is no longer needed by Tulane offices and makes it available to other offices for reuse.  Many departments collaborate with Tulane Recycling on specific projects to reuse, donate or recycle furniture and supplies that are no longer needed.  For example, Housing and Residence Life has donated bedroom sets to the local non-profit that works to provide housing to the city’s homeless citizens. 

GREEN BUILDING

GREEN BUILDING POLICY
42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?
[X]  No  All current major construction and renovations projects are pursuing LEED certification, and experience with these projects will shape the development of a formal policy. 
[  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43)
Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[# 0]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.  See below. 
[    sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    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:

 

Two current building projects are registered with LEED and pursuing certification:

Dinwiddie Hall              50,000 sq ft

Residential College II    85,000 sq ft

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.
[# 0 ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria  See below. 
[    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:

Tulane has two significant green building projects that should be considered in assessments of commitment to Green Building:

·        Alcee Fortier Hall and Israel Environmental Sciences Building (59,327 sq ft) This green building project, which includes the construction of a new science building and the renovation of a historic building, was completed in 1999.  It was designed and constructed during the years during the years that LEED was in development. 

·        Lavin-Bernick Center for University (151,000 sq ft) Tulane’s university center was selected by the AIA/COTE as a 2008 Top Ten Green Project.  For more information, visit http://www.aiatopten.org/hpb/overview.cfm?ProjectID=840


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.

Wall Residential College is a registered LEED-EB project and is pursuing certification with student involvement.  90,000 square feet.

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).  

 

On the uptown campus, which has 80 buildings, the following energy efficiency retrofits were completed in 2007:

·        In 8 dorm buildings, approximately 4,000 light fixtures were replaced and occupancy sensors were installed. 

·        In 14 buildings, 85 control valves in the building chilled water systems were replaced.

·        In 21 buildings, 31 variable frequency drives were installed in the building chilled water systems. 

 

On the downtown campus, which has nine buildings, HVAC upgrades are planned for three major buildings, and a campus-wide lighting system upgrade will install over 2,000 new fixtures and occupancy sensors. 



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).   

 

On the uptown campus, the following water conservation upgrades were done in 2007:

1,008 toilets were replaced with low-flow toilets.

2,061 faucet aerators were installed.

1,023 showerheads were replaced with low-flow showerheads.

35 foot-pedal operated valves were installed.

 

A parallel project of water conservation upgrades is planned for the downtown campus. 

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[     %]  Data have not been tracked. 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES
52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?
[X]  No 
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Name of program:
Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house):
Number of students involved:
Additional details:

Wall Residential College is pursuing LEED-EB certification, with student residents documenting many of the credits and offering sustainability programming to support certification efforts.

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): Bookmarks with greening tips are distributed to incoming students during June orientations.  An Energy Star Showcase Dorm Room essay contest seeks to attract incoming students to an “Energy Smart Shopping for College” website during the summer before their arrival.  Sustainability is included in the training of all Resident Advisors.  The pre-orientation program, a week-long program of outings and activities for incoming student leaders, includes a track focused on sustainability and local environmental issues.  Recycling volunteers go from room to room on move-in day, collecting cardboard boxes from incoming students and encouraging them to recycle.

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:
[# 5]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 5
[#  1 ]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 10.

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:
[#     ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[# X]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: This program is in development for an October 2009 launch. 

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:

·        Tulane Green Club  The environmental service and education organization, the Green Club organizes service trips and campus speakers. Its on-campus sustainability projects have included recycling, lobbying for a sustainability coordinator, green dining option, and humane control of feral cats on campus.  http://www.tulane.edu/~greenclb/

·        Environmental Law Society  Organizes a major annual environmental law conference, which features sustainability topics and is free to all Tulane students.  Supports recycling efforts in the Law School.  http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsOrgs/tels/index.aspx

·        The Beneficent Society/Juggling Club  Among many activities, it has worked on the development of a campus garden, and also hosts the Bike Repair Help Desk, which offers bike repair instruction several afternoons each week.

·        Tulane Environmental Action League  This past year, TEAL worked with Facilities Services to shift to sustainable bath tissue and paper towels. 

·        School of Architecture Sustainability Committee  Organizes student sustainability efforts in the Tulane School of Architecture. 

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: RecycleMania On-campus Team Competition
Year initiated: 2007
Frequency of competition: Once a year, during RecycleMania (10 weeks in Spring semester)
Participants: In 2009, 24 teams including over 300 students.  The self-formed teams include graduate and undergraduate students, residence hall groups, clubs, and groups of friends. 
Incentives:  Prizes for small, medium and large teams.  All prizes are donated activities for the team to do together, such as a swamp tour or party at the local Rock N’ Bowl. 
Goal of competition: Build enthusiasm for recycling. 
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 7,830 pounds recycled. 
Lasting effects of competition: Builds enthusiasm for recycling, and provides an opportunity for students to develop leadership. 
Website: Not posted at this time.

TRANSPORTATION

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[#  233 ]  Includes tractors and golf carts.

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.
[#        ]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:
[#  64 ]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles: Golf carts used for campus services.
[#        ]  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?
[#   unknown    ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.

We have calculated total emissions for the fleet, but do not have data on miles traveled.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[X]  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: On the uptown campus, two shuttles provide free transportation from parking areas on the campus edge to stops within campus.

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe: Tulane provides free shuttles between campuses. On the uptown campus, a shuttle provides a free ride to anywhere within a mile in the evening and night.  Shopping and entertainment shuttles help students reach destinations without a car.  The university also provides students with a Safe Ride on Call program. 


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: 2008
Number of bikes available:
Fees for participation:
Repair services provided: A student organization offer bike repair instruction and tools during regular hours, several afternoons each week.

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

[X]  No However, Tulane has an agreement with Enterprise that allows students 18 and older to rent cars.  This may be expanded into a car-sharing type service. 
[  ]  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 construction phase of a major project removing cars from the center of campus is now underway.  McAlister Place, the main street through the middle of campus, has been closed to traffic and during the next 8 months will be reconfigured into a pedestrian and bike-friendly public place. 

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?
[  40  %]   Results are from a Transportation Survey conducted by Environmental Sociology service-learning students in 2008-2009.

STATISTICS

69) Campus setting:
[  ]  Rural
[  ]  Suburban
[X]  Urban
[  ]  Other. Please describe:

70)  Total number of buildings: [#    about 100     ]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 5,031,064        ]
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#    8764 (2007)     ]
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#    1755 (2007)     ]
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#  unknown   ]
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [  37%  (2007) ]

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]  Outdoor trips offered by Reily Recreation Center
77)  Disposable water bottle ban: [  ]
78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [X]
79)  Student trustee position: [  ]
80)  Environmental science/studies major: [X]
81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [  ]
82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [X]
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: [  ]  A single stream recycling processing facility is opening this summer in New Orleans.

 

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