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Case Western Reserve University

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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2011, 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 2010 . 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.

 

School name: Case Western Reserve University

Date submitted: August 5, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

1)  Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy and/or sustainability plan? Check all that apply.

[  ]  No

[  ]  Yes, a sustainability policy. Please describe and provide the URL below.

[X]  Yes, a sustainability plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: We are currently working on our Climate Action Plan associated for reducing and neutralizing our GHG emissions. This plan is part of a larger effort (or plan) coinciding with our membership in the Presidents' Climate Commitment.  Additionally, CWRU includes "stewardship" as one of our core values and faculty have formed alliances (energy, sustainability, social justice, ethics) to address issues, develop curriculum, raise awareness about these issues.  Each alliance is developing or has already developed its own strategic plan. The Sustainability Alliance for example is implementing its plan: curriculum development and building faculty capacity around sustainability through interdisciplinary resources, teaching materials (cases, speakers, exercises, articles, programs).

 

2)  Has the president of your institution signed any commitments related to environmental stewardship and/or greenhouse gas reductions? Check all that apply.

[  ]  None

[X]  American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[X]  Other. Please describe: UN Global Compact


3)  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 the URL below.

[X]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: Stewardship is listed as one of CWRU's core values and sustainability is woven into the academic strategic plan.  http://www.case.edu/stage/about/mission.html    http://www.case.edu/stratplan/   As a result of the strategic plan (conducted in 2008) 4 academic (research and teaching focused) alliances emerged to further develop sustainability, they are the Sustainability Alliance, Advanced Energy Alliance, Ethics Alliance, and the Social Justice Alliance.  An early reference to them is made at this URL  https://www.case.edu/president/opir/IAIGindex.html   Sustainability and incorporation of the environment into our current but outdated (5 year old) master plan is described here:  p://www.case.edu/webdev/mplan/pdf/MasterPlan2006-01-05.pdf  BTW, in light of our participation in the ACUPCC and our CAP process CWRU's architect has begun a new master planning process (July 2010).

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

4)  Does your school have any administrative councils, committees or task forces that advise on and/or implement sustainability policies and programs?

You may provide detailed information for up to three committees. If you have one advisory committee that is broken down into subcommittees, please indicate that you have one committee and answer the questions on the following page for the entire committee (the sum of data for all subcommittees).

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: Three committees

 

Committee I

 

5)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name: Climate Action Planning Committee

Number of meetings: 30 (weekly)

 

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

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

8

Faculty

 

15

Staff

 

30

Students

 

15

Other. Please describe.   

 

 

7)  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.

 

 

 

Name       

 

Position

Chair 1   

 

John Wheeler  

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

Gene Matthews  

 

Staff

Chair 3

 

Linda Robson  

 

Student

 

8)  To whom does the committee report?
[X]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ] Other:

 

9)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed        

 

Progress     

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Faculty sustainability alliance is developing curriculum and designing an in house training program for other faculty on sustainability

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

re-writing purchasing policy to require energy efficient and/or sustainable products

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

2nd GHG inventory completed, CAP begun

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Drafted Energy Policy under review, working with energy provider to move off coal to natural gas

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Food being grown @ CWRU farm for consumption on campus

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

New LEED Silver standard policy for all new construction

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Students are helping to lead the "Year of Water" at Case, organizing a series of speakers and events on campus related to our watershed, consumption of plastics, the Great Lake Erie Boat Float, and are providing reusable water bottles in res halls

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

undergrads receive free public transit passes good for buses and trains, grad students, faculty, staff get discounted passes/ bikes left on campus after academic year collected and donated to local Boys & Girls Club, free local "circulators" connect campus to surrounding shopping,dining, and residential areas

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Launched a composting program, using 2 contractors (1 does verma-composting)

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Designing installation of bioswales, rain water harvesting and drip irrigation installed around Greek housing, pevious paving installed in 4 areas of campus

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

5b)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name: Water Committee

Number of meetings: 15

 

6b)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

2

Faculty

 

10

Staff

 

5

Students

 

10-15

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

7b)  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.

 

 

 

Name       

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

Mayo Bullock

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

Alexandra Litofsky

 

Student

Chair 3

 

Mark Bassett

 

Faculty

 

8b)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[X]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ]  Other:  

 

9b)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress 

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

New courses developed for Fall 2010 related to the "common reading" Bottle Mania have been organized addressing water, plastics, and consumption.

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

One of the committee chairs is a student and has involved her colleagues on the Student Sustainability Council on leading efforts to raise awareness of water issues, reduce water consumption (bottle water, hand washing, etc) Student club Engineers w/o Borders are working with Facilities Services to harvest rain water to use for drip irrigation at 2 campus chapels

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

We are drafting a Water Policy which will support and drive water savings technologies on campus and will ban sales of bottled water on campus.

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee III

 

5c)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name: Sustainability Alliance

Number of meetings: 10

 

6c)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

15

Staff

 

3

Students

 

5

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

7c)  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.

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

John Ruhl

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

Mark DeGuire

 

Faculty

Chair 3

 

 

 

8c)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[X]  Other:  Provost

 

9c)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress  

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

Significant

 

This committee has designed faculty training opportunities to build faculty capacity for incorporating sustainability into curriculum. They have researched programs at other campus, found teaching resources, designed a syllabi resource bank, and are working with CWRU's undergrad Enviro Studies program to further develop it and acquire increased administrative support for it.

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

Moderate

 

This committee is working w/university administration to address our reliance on coal as a source of campus energy production, SUCCESSFULLY applying pressure and encouragement to leadership to switch to natural gas and a co-gen system.

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens     

 

[  ]

 

Moderate

 

Faculty & student members of the Sustainability Alliance have launched a food growing program at the university's farm and are selling products to our dining service contractor- Bon Appetit- for consumption in campus dining facilities.

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit      

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

Moderate

 

In conjunction / collaboration with the Water Committee, the Sustainability Alliance is also sponsoring events, lectures, guest speakers, and projects related to water issues for the 2010-11 academic year.

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT                                  


10) Does your school have an office or department exclusively dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus? Please note: this does not include academic programs focused on sustainability.
Please provide the number of staff in the office in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). FTE for a full-time staff member would be 1, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name: Office of Sustainability

Year created: 2005

Description:

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 1

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

Please provide your answers to questions 11-12 in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). For example, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

 

11) Does your school employ a sustainability coordinator, director, or manager?

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts in full-time equivalent (FTE).

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Title:  Sustainability Coordinator

Department:  Operations & Campus Planning

Time worked (in FTE):  40

Job description: 

 

12) Please list the titles and a brief job description for all other full- and part-time staff who are engaged in planning, implementing or managing sustainability initiatives on your campus (e.g. Assistant Sustainability Coordinator, Food Services Sustainability Coordinator, Green Office Program Manager).

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts (in FTE).Your response may include graduate assistants.

 

Your response should exclude academic researchers, administrative assistants, technical support staff, and recycling/compost collections staff. Your response should also exclude information about undergraduate student interns and student employees. This information should be provided in the Student Involvement section of the survey (questions 56-61).

 

Title      

 

Department      

 

Time worked (in FTE)      

 

Job description

Recycling Coordinator

 

Facilities Services

 

40

 

Directs and manages recycling program

Director Facilities Services

 

Facilities Services

 

20

 

Director of all facilities management, grounds, waste, and custodial operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

www.case.edu/sustainability

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

Yes

 

If yes, please indicate the areas to which your policy pertains, and whether purchase is required or encouraged:

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Computers/electronics

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Lighting

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Paper products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description: http://campusservices.case.edu/PDSHome.aspxhttp://campusservices.case.edu/pds/Procurement/SustainabilityHowtobuygreen.aspx

 

15) Please indicate in which categories you regularly purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products. Check all that apply.  If possible, provide the percentage of products purchased that are ENERGY STAR qualified for each category.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage purchased  

 

Description

[X]

 

Appliances

 

100%

 

Res hall kitchen appliances are mandated to be Energy Star, as is any other "large equipment" purchase for research labs & academic departments

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

100%

 

Printer/copiers are Energy Star and we have adopted a networked printer system decreasing # of units total on campus, equipment powers down to save energy instead of idlingent flat screens have replaced large monitors

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

100%

 

AC units

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

100%

 

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

100%

 

Our purchases also qualify for the EPA's "Water Sense" ratings

 

Additional comments:

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

For each of the items below, please indicate the percentage of purchases that contain post-consumer recycled content, are chlorine-free processed, and/or are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Please provide approximate data, to the best of your ability, if your institution uses a decentralized purchasing structure.

               

 

 

Percentage
post-consumer
recycled content     

 

Percentage
Forest Stewardship
Council certified   

 

Percentage
chlorine-free
 processed     

 

Description

Envelopes

 

30%

 

 

 

Facial tissues

 

90%

 

 

 

Napkins

 

90%

 

 

 

Notepads

 

25%

 

 

 

Office paper

 

20%

 

 

 

Paper towels

 

100%

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments: We also have a campus envelope re-use program in which all campus mail is circulated re-using previously used envelopes of all sizes.

 

17)  Does your school purchase computers or electronics that are Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Please indicate the portion of computer or electronics purchases that are EPEAT certified. Please provide the percentage of each product purchased that is EPEAT certified, where data are available. Note which products have been purchased in the “Product description” column (e.g., desktop computers, laptops).

 

 

 

Portion
EPEAT certified      

 

Percentage
EPEAT certified      

 

Product description (e.g. computers, printers)

Product 1

 

All

 

100

 

Laptop computers

Product 2

 

All

 

100

 

Desktop computers

Product 3

 

Some

 

85

 

Printers / copiers

 

FUNDING MECHANISMS

 

18)  What mechanisms does your school use to fund sustainability projects on campus? Check and describe all that apply. If no specific mechanisms are in place, indicate as such and move on to question 19.

Data collected for this question is for informational purposes only and will not be evaluated for grading.

 

[  ]  No specific mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]

 

Alumni green fund

 

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

LEED new construction and LEED renovations are funded through the capital budget as have been our large retrofitting projects such as white and vegetative roofs, investment into 3 wind turbines and solar arrays.

[X]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

The Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, the Great Lakes Inst for Energy Innovation, the November Environmental Health Center are each funded by endowments set up by donors specifically for sustaianability activites on campus.  We have recently received a large donation specifically to fund on campus sustainability applications, installations, projects.,

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Student interns, Sustainability Coordinator, Recycling Coordinator, Energy Manager are covered by the Facilities Services operating budget.  Membership fees for USGBC and AASHE also come from this budget.

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

Student Sustainability Council is an arm of undergrad student governement, receiving $1000 a semester which goes toward events, purchase of RECs to offset events, eco film series, reusable water bottles, etc

 

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

19) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage sustainable behavioral change among departments, offices, faculty and staff? Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

We have school based Green Teams recruiting "Ambassadors"

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

We post tips and recommended behaviors on line/a monthly "Bright Idea" circulated among all Ambassadors (for posting or fwd'ing)targeting 1 specific recommended behavior

[  ]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[  ]

 

Other

 


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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, when providing data about greenhouse gas emissions levels, please provide data based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions. Scope 1 emissions refer to GHG emissions directly resulting from sources owned or operated by the institution (e.g. on-campus combustion of fossil fuels, emissions from campus vehicles). Scope 2 emissions refer to emissions generated indirectly due to the production of electricity that the institution consumes. Scope 3 emissions refer to all other indirect emissions that result from activities of the institution (e.g. employee travel).

 

GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY


20)
Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory? Please check all that apply.

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

[  ]  No
[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

[X]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (Scopes 1 & 2, as well as scopes 1, 2 & 3 in metric tons of CO2e). Include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.

 

 

Start Date         

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1 & 2)

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1, 2 & 3)

 

URL          

 

Notes

2009

 

     

 

 

 

 

2008

 

July 2008

 

 

263,000 CO2e

 

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg/861/

 

2007

 

July 2007

 

 

250,000 CO2e

 

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg/627/

 

2006

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uploaded CAP_Case_Footprint_Summary_March2010.ppt - 5315 KB

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

 

21) Has your school made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year?

The commitment should be to reducing actual campus greenhouse gas emissions, and does not include offsets or renewable energy credits (purchase of RECs is addressed in question 31). For example, if the university is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, and aims to do so by reducing campus emissions by 50 percent and buying offsets for the remaining 50 percent, you would indicate “50%” as the reduction level.

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage):

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Target year:

 

Additional comments: If it were available we would have clicked the "Pending" button.  We're currently "in process" of making these decisions.  We began assembling our CAP work teams, organized by a CAP steering and executive committee in March 2010 and will begin working with Affiliated Engineers August 1, 2010 who have been contracted to help lead our CAP process.  We have a target year, baseline year, and reduction level identified, and that is awaiting approval by our BoT.

 

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

22) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions? Answer should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Please indicate whether your school has achieved actual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This does not include the purchase of carbon offsets or renewable energy credits. (Purchase of RECs is considered in question 31.)

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Percentage reduced:

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Year achieved:

 

Additional comments:

 

23) Please provide GHG emissions figures in terms of gross square feet on campus for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.
Per-gross-square-foot emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

26 mt CO2e / 1000 sq ft

2007:

 

24.7 mt CO2e / 1000 sq ft

2006:

 

2005:

 


24) Please provide GHG emissions figures per full-time student equivalent for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Per full-time student equivalent emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time equivalent students.

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

22 mt CO2e

2007:

 

20 mt CO2e

2006:

 

2005:

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

25) Has your school achieved a reduction in building energy consumption compared to a 2005 baseline?

No


If yes, please list details below.

Data must be provided in terms of MBtus (one thousand British thermal units) .

2005 baseline year
Building energy consumption:
 
Gross square feet of building space:  

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)

Building energy consumption

Gross square feet of building space :  

26) Please indicate which programs or technologies your school has implemented to improve energy efficiency since 2000. Check all that apply.
[  ]    Cogeneration

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

For the following technologies and programs, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which they have been implemented.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[  ]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

0

[  ]

 

Economizers

 

60

[  ]

 

Energy management system; building automation system, energy information system, or monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) system

 

95

[  ]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

15

[  ]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

20

[  ]

 

LED lighting

 

3

[  ]

 

Lighting sensors

 

20

[  ]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

40

[  ]

 

Metering—electric

 

98

[  ]

 

Metering—steam

 

85

[  ]

 

Other energy-efficient lighting (e.g. T5 or T8)

 

100

[  ]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

0

[  ]

 

Retrocommissioning of HVAC systems (buildings must have been commissioned, retrocommissioned or re-commissioned within the last 10 years)

 

0

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

0

[  ]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

10

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

0

[  ]

 

Variable speed drives

 

60

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

0

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description:


27) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use? Check all that apply.

[X]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[X]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[  ]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[X]

 

Green IT policies (e.g. enabling power management)

[X]

 

PR campaigns (increased/innovative signage, newsletters, slogans, saturation), demonstrations to raise awareness, pledge drives    

[X]

 

Trade-in or rebate programs for inefficient appliances (e.g. CFLs, refrigerators)

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:                                                           

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please check all types of renewable energy that are generated, and provide data on the percentage of your total energy consumption fulfilled by each renewable source listed. If less than one percent is fulfilled by a given source, leave percent box blank. For each type of renewable energy, please describe the production source.

 

 

 

Renewable
energy type

 

Percent of
total energy
consumption    

 

Production
source description

[  ]

 

Biomass

 

 

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

<1%

 

60.5 KW

[X]

 

Wind

 

<1%

 

100 KW

[X]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description: In addition to the 60.5 KW array we also have 11 "Big Belly" solar power trash & recycling compactors on campus http://blog.case.edu/case-news/2010/07/27/bigbellybins


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

No

 

If yes, please specify number of systems and total MBtus generated annually, if available.

 

Number of systems:

Total MBtus generated annually:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

 

30) What is the fuel mix of electricity purchased from the grid for your campus? Please provide the percentage for each source.

If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy source

 

Percent of total energy purchase

Coal

 

Natural Gas

 

Nuclear

 

Petroleum

 

Renewables (biomass, solar, wind, low-impact hydropower, photovoltaics, geothermal)      

 

Other. Please specify:

 



Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid:


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 standards .

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Date of most recent purchase:   2009
Length of contract:  
Average annual quantity (kWh):   185,865
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents:   0.15%

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

32) Please provide total MBtus of energy for heating and cooling generated annually from on-site combustion:

61,000

 

33) Please list each fuel source used in on-site combustion for heating and cooling, and note the percentage of overall BTUs derived from that source:
If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy Source    

 

Percent of overall BTUs   

Biomass

 

Coal

 

83

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

17

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 

     

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FOOD & RECYCLING

Please note: The food portion of this category and information about waste reduction in dining services is covered in a separate dining survey .

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

34) Please provide the following information pertaining to trends in waste generation per weighted campus user.

2005 baseline year

Weighted campus users:  
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):   2,647
 

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):  1,159

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

 

35) 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)

[X]

 

Other. Please list: Carpeting, shrink wrap, wooden palettes, clothing, campus furniture    

 

36) Please indicate the campus-wide diversion rate of recyclable waste from traditional disposal.

The diversion rate should be calculated based on the diversion of traditional recyclables (paper, plastics, aluminum, cardboard, glass). Please do not include recycled electronic waste, recycled construction waste, or composted food and landscaping waste in the calculation of this figure.

The diversion rate is equal to the (total amount of traditional recycled materials) divided by the (total amount of landfill waste plus the total amount of traditional recycled materials).

26%

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE


37) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please indicate recycling of the following items is available for students (through receptacles on campus, recycling drives, or other means), and/or for institutional electronics waste. Check all that apply.

 

 

 

For waste generated by students  

 

For waste generated by the institution

Batteries

 

[X]

 

[X]

Cell phones

 

[X]

 

[X]

Computers

 

[X]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[X]

 

[X]

Printer cartridges

 

[X]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[X]

 

[X]

TVs, campus telephones, fax machines, scanners

If possible, describe the organization and/or company you are using to collect your e-waste for recycling, and the environmental and social safeguards that they take in disposal:

We work with a job corp program in Cleveland, RET3, who refurbish electronics of all kinds and donate them to area non profits, Cleveland Municipal Schools, and shelters. http://www.ret3.org/

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

100%


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

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[  ]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

 

SOURCE REDUCTION


40) Does your campus run any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

Yes

 

If yes, please check and describe all of the programs below that are in place at your institution:

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Limited printing

 

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

Packing materials highlighted, large recycling gaylords place throughout res halls to materials

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

Clothing, toiletries, and furniture collected for donation to area shelters & disaster relief organizations

[  ]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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GREEN BUILDING

 

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


41) Does your school have a formal green building policy pertaining to design and construction for new buildings and major renovations?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:


42) Please provide the following information about LEED-certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-certified buildings: 6

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:       

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

0  

 

Silver-level

 

362,325

 

House 1,2,3,4,6, & 7 North Residential Village @ E 115th

Gold-level

 

59,597

 

House 5  North Residential Village @ E 115th

Platinum-level   

 

0

 

 

43) Please provide information about campus buildings that meet LEED certification criteria, but are not certified.

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria : 2

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

0  

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

188,445  

 

Peter B. Lewis Building & Tomlinson Hall

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

0  

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

0  

 

 

44) Please provide information about buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:  
0
Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

45) Please provide information about buildings on your campus that meet the standards of other third-party green building certifications (e.g. Green Globes).

Certification type:
 
Total number of buildings:
  0   
Combined gross square footage: 

Building names:  

 

46) For the 2009-2010 academic year, what percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills?

10%

 

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 

47) Please provide information about adaptive reuse projects your campus has completed since the year 2000.

Total number of adaptive reuse projects completed since the year 2000:   3


Please provide additional details for up to ten of the most comprehensive projects:

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Art Studio

 

14,000

 

Restaurant

 

Art Studio

 

Wade Commons

 

13,000

 

Dining Facility

 

Administrative

 

Stone Commons

 

19,000

 

Dining Facility

 

Academic Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


48) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus in the 2000-2001 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   10,000

Square footage:   5,699,826

 

49) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus for the 2009-2010 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   9,738

Square footage:   6,428,098

 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


50) Does your school have a formal green building policy specifically pertaining to operations and maintenance?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:


51) Please provide the following information about LEED-EB certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings:  0
Combined gross square footage: 
Building names:

 

52) Please provide the following information about buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified:

Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified: 2
Combined gross square footage:  188,445
Building names: Tomlinson & Peter B Lewis

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

53) Has your institution reduced its water consumption per weighted campus user, as compared to a 2005 baseline?
Weighted campus users = (1 * number of on-campus residents) + (0.75 * number of non-residential or commuter full-time students, faculty and staff members) + (0.5 * number of non-residential or commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members) .

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
 
Water consumed (gallons):  34946400

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 
Water consumed (gallons):   32541443

 

54) Please indicate which of the following water-conservation technologies have been installed in existing buildings on campus. Check all that apply. For each item, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which the technology has been installed.

For example, if dual-flush toilets have been installed in all bathrooms on campus, you would indicate “100” as the percentage of building space in which the technology has been installed.

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space     

[X]  

 

Building water metering

 

90

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

100

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

85

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

100

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

15

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[X]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:

 

55) What stormwater management technologies or strategies are used on your campus?

[X]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[  ]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Ground water (aquifer) recharge system under football field

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Information concerning energy management will be drawn from question 26 (Climate Change & Energy) . If you wish to provide any additional information about energy-efficiency technologies installed in campus buildings, please attach it in a supplemental document at the end of the survey.


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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

 

56) Please list sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school.

 A sustainability-themed residential community is created specifically to provide students with a living-and-learning experience focused on sustainability.  Students must have actively selected or applied to live in the residence. Example: Synergy House at Colorado College .

 

For each sustainability-themed residential community, please provide the following information:

 

Name of program     

 

Type of community     

 

Number of students involved     

 

Additional details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


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

Yes

 

If yes, please check and describe all ways in which sustainability is incorporated into new student orientation:

[X]  

 

Skits, speakers, or presentations that take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend. Topics must include at least one of the following: promoting the Office of Sustainability, student campus sustainability groups, or sustainability as an important campus issue.

[  ]  

 

Incorporating sustainability information into presentations made by RAs to individual hallways.

[X]  

 

Active engagement of students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability occurs on campus, or in which students take part in a productive activity, such as volunteer work or projects (e.g., working in the on-campus garden).

[  ]  

 

Making orientation more sustainable through efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets.

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 Convocation speaker, common reading for first year students, common seminar for first year students, RAs tour includes recycling infrastructure, Activities Fair (before start of school year and during spring semester) feature recycling table, Student Sustainability Council, the Sustainability Office, Year of Water table, the Outing Club, prior to start of school year we have SatCo (Saturday College) in which fun events and "classes" or tours are offered to first year students-- behind the scenes sustainability tours are always popular including a visit to the recycling center.

 

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES


58) Does your school offer on-campus, office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students during the academic year?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student below.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:    

Paid positions

 

4

 

15

Unpaid positions

 

 


59) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or a similar program to promote behavioral change on campus?

 

If yes, please provide the URL to the program's website. If not, select “no.”

http://sites.google.com/site/studentsustainabilitycouncil/

 

Please provide the following details about the number of students involved in program, their average working hours, and any compensation that they receive.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Paid positions.

 

 

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

20

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

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

Yes, one competition.

 

For each competition or challenge that is run on campus, please provide the details requested. You may provide detailed information for up to three competitions.

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Recycle Mania

Year Initiated: 2008

Website: http://www.recyclemaniacs.org

 

Frequency that competition is run:   Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, please describe.  
County Recycling Staff

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Glory! Marketing and awareness raising on campus

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

RecycleMania 2009, 2010

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   48% reduction

Lasting effects of competition:   Cross functional team that organizes our effort / marketing / competition reporting brought ideas for programming beyond RecycleMania. RecycleMania helped us educate campus about reducing consumption as a first step, recycling & composting 2nd. This is evidenced in our management school which has identified paper reduction as their focus.

Additional Information:  

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

Year Initiated:

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run: 

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[  ]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes   

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:  

Lasting effects of competition:  

Additional Information:  

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

Year Initiated:

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

   

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:  

Lasting effects of competition:  

Additional Information:  

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs for the organizations’ websites, if available:

Name

 

Description

 

URL

Student Sustainability Council

 

Undergrad general sustainability group targeting res halls and campus life

 

http://sites.google.com/site/studentsustainabilitycouncil/

 

 

 

 

 

Net Impact- MBA

 

MBA student club, sustainable value in business

 

http://www.netimpact.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=133

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Law Society

 

Law students

 

http://law.case.edu/StudentLife/StudentOrganizations/StudentOrganizationsDetailsContent/tabid/207/Default.aspx?orgId=7

 

 

 

 

 

Outting Club

 

Connecting students to urban trails, national parks around CWRU

 

www.case.edu/studentorgs

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers w/o Borders

 

 

www.ewb.case.edu

 

 

 

 

 

C.A.R.E.S.

 

Case Animal Rights & Ethics Society

 

www.casecares.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

Net Impact- Undergrad

 

Undergraduate management & econ students working on local projects sustainability/business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

 

62) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
The fleet includes all vehicles owned by the campus such as cars, trucks, and carts. It does not include lawnmowers or other off-road vehicles.

111

 

63) Please indicate which of the following alternative-fuel vehicles are included in your fleet. Check all that apply. Please list the number of vehicles for each class.

 

 

 

 

Number of vehicles

[X]  

 

100 percent electric

 

5

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 6 months of the year

 

[  ]  

 

Fueled with E85 or higher ethanol for more than 6 months of the year    

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

1

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

 


COMMUTE MODAL SPLIT

64) What portion of the student body commutes via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool/vanpool)?

45%

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of students who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

 

65) What percentage of employees commute via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool)?

15%

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of employees who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

 

66) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling to faculty, staff and/or students? Check all that apply, and describe below.

[  ] No

[X] Yes, to faculty and staff

[X] Yes, to students

 

Description:  Free and discounted passes for public transit buses and trains. Free "circulators" connecting campus to neighboring suberbs, shopping & dining areas.


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for faculty/staff . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for students . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

67) Does your school offer subsidies for the use of public transportation?

 

No

 

  

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

Size of the discount (as a percent of full price)

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

50

[X]  

 

Staff

 

50

[X]  

 

Students   

 

100


[   ]  Check here if subsidy takes the form of pre-tax payroll deduction. Please describe below:

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

"Greenies", Circulators, University Hospital Shuttles

 

  

 

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

 

"Circulators" link campus to neighboring suberbs, shoping, and dining

 

  

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

70) Does your school offer a bicycle sharing/rental program?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:  
Number of bikes available:  
Usage fee per hour:    
Usage fee per day:   

 

Annual membership fee for students: 

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:  
Service fee:  
Description:  

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:   2006
Total number of vehicles:  2
Number of hybrid vehicles:    1
Usage fee per hour:   $7
Usage fee per day:   $55


Annual membership fee for students:  $180

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  $180

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: http://www.mycitywheels.com/index.php   CWRU community is served by both the University Circle and Shaker Square locations.

 

PLANNING

 

73) 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)?

http://www.case.edu/webdev/mplan/pdf/MasterPlan2006-01-05.pdf

 

74) Do you offer the option of a condensed work week or telecommuting to at least ten percent of full-time employees? For each option, please indicate who is eligible.

 

 

 

 

Employees eligible

 

Description:

[X]  

 

Telecommuting

 

ITS

 

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

ITS, Facilities Services

 

4 days wk/ 10 hrs

 

Additional comments:


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

130

 

77) Combined gross square footage of all buildings on campus: 

7,747,210

 

78) Full-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

9,738

 

79) Part-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

1,000

 

80) Percent of full-time students that live on campus: 

85%

 

 

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Question 81 is for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

81) Please check all items that apply to your institution:

 

 

 

 

 

Description (optional)

[X]     

 

Campus garden or farm

 

Squire ValleeVue Farm http://blog.case.edu/case-news/2010/07/29/universityfarm

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

PhD Ecology

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

MBA, Civil Eng (Enviro Eng)

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

Outing Club

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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