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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: Drexel University

Date submitted: August 8, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

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

[  ]  No

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

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

 

Description: WHEREAS, Drexel University is committed to protecting the needs of future generations, promoting excellence in environmental stewardship and sustainability, and encouraging individual members of the University community to develop approaches to their work and lifestyles that improve the Earth’s health;WHEREAS, advancing Sustainability requires education, research, planning, action, accountability, and leadership;NOW THEREFORE BE IT DECLARED, Drexel University’s policies, practices, and curricula whenever possible will reflect approaches that encourage reductions in life cycle costs, safeguard or restore functioning natural systems, and enhance human well being.http://www.drexel.edu/green/downloads/Sustainability_Resolution_2-24-101.pdf

 

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

[X]  None

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

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[  ]  Other. Please describe:


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.

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

 

Description: Green Building Assessment: http://www.drexel.edu/green/projects/greenglobes.asp Construction Standards: http://www.drexel.edu/depts/pdc/pages/standards.aspSustainability Building Policies: http://www.drexel.edu/depts/pdc/pages/policies.aspDrexel University has been an excellent steward of its land resources while maintaining the vision for a vibrant environment for students and faculty, stengthening connections among the neighboring districts and enhancing the presence in West Philadelphia.Drexel meets quarterly for discussions with the Philadelphia Water Department to strategically minimize campus wide storm water runoff http://www.drexel.edu/facilities/design/masterPlan/

 

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: Drexel Green Steering Committee

Number of meetings:

 

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

 

2

Faculty

 

3

Staff

 

2

Students

 

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   

 

James Tucker  

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

Mark Greenberg  

 

Administrator

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions, Institution-wide sustainability policy – Developed with representation across the University and approved by the Board of Trustees

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

From Wind Generated Electricity 5,348,305 pounds of CO2 grid-emissions are avoided annually by purchasing the output of a single wind turbine or 1.5 Mega Watts. Drexel University’s 2008 Green house Inventory was completed in 2009 included Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for the Main Campus. This GHG Inventory is to be expanded to include Scope 3 emissions and to include all Philadelphia area campuses and buildings that are under the University’s operational control. Drexel is seeking  consulting services to support in the planning stages of developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP).

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

In 2009, Drexel University increased its purchase of wind energy with Community Energy, Inc. to 16,500 MWH, which is 30% of Drexel’s total annual electric usage. The estimated environmental benefit is equivalent to planting about 17,700 acres of trees or not driving over 45 million miles. EPA recognizes Drexel for largest green power use in Colonial Association. Installed controls on large motors at the College of Medicine Queen Lane Campus resulting in a sharp reduction in electrical consumption. Steam consumption consistently is being reduced as a result of the replacement of leaking lines. The replacement of Cooling tower and pumps with variable frequency drives  will also contribute to a reduced electrical load. Seventy-five percent of Drexel's buildings utilize Building  Automation Systems (BAS) to control mechanical equipment,  occupancy and lighting schedules, and temperature control. Between purchasing wind energy and using advanced building controls, Drexel typically saves annually 3,134,341 kWh of electricity, which equates to 1,136 barrels of oil saved (18 barrels of crude oil for every 10,000 kWh) or 297 tons of coal saved (4.7 tons of coal for every 10,000 kWh).

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

o Organized the Farmer’s Market at Drexel for a second season and added Dragon Dollars as another form of payment with 64 transactions for the past two (2) months. The market started on April 13, 2010 at MacAlister Hall and will continue through November 23, 2010 every Tuesday between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Drexel University is the first university in the country to commit to using Green Globes®, the Green Building Initiative’s™ (GBI) independent environmental impact monitoring system, comprehensively through university policy, for all new construction and existing campus buildings. Eight (8) projects are registered 2 of which achieved a 2 globe rating. The Papadakis Integrated Sciences building is pursuing LEED gold and a 4 Green globe rating.

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

o Administered and marketed 2010 Drexel Green Grants that award $23,000 in grants to 23 current full-time and part-time students and $2,500 in Barnes & Noble gift cards to five faculty, staff and alumni. Over 160 essays were submitted in the Drexel Green Grants contest by members of the Drexel University community explaining how sustainability is being incorporated into daily life at work, home, and/or recreation.

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Drexel Transportation Services uses biodiesel fuel (20% Soy

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Annually, Drexel recycles approximately 300 tons of waste: Drexel installed several big bellies around campus.The installation of many water bottle stations to reduce the number of plastic bottle into the waste stream.

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

http://www.drexel.edu/green/projects/waterreduction.htm

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Drexel Business Services continuously develops and implements sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives on all three University campuses structured around three guiding principles: Reduce. Reuse. Recyclehttp://www.drexel.edu/dbs/about/sustainability/

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name: Academic Sustainability Committee

Number of meetings: 4

 

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

 

4

Faculty

 

12

Staff

 

Students

 

2

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    

 

Patricia Gallagher

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

Chuck Haas

 

Faculty

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Institution-wide sustainability policy – Developed with representation across the University and approved by the Board of Trustees

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]

 

 

The Council made the following recommendations to the Provost, which were accepted by the Academic Council of Deans and are in the process of being implemented: 1) Form a sustainability institute for interdisciplinary sustainability research and to act as a clearinghouse for all academic activities related to sustainability; 2) Institute sustainability curriculum requirements in the UNIV 101 course required of all first year students; 3) Hold an annual faculty workshop titled “Incorporating Sustainability Across the Curriculum” in which faculty facilitators teach faculty how to incorporate sustainability principles in existing courses.

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

The Provost’s Council on Academic Sustainability was charged proposing initiatives that should be pursued in sustainability teaching and research.

 

Committee III

 

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

 

Committee name: Sustainability Council

Number of meetings: 12 per year

 

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

 

7

Faculty

 

7

Staff

 

7

Students

 

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    

 

Gabrielle Cohen

 

Staff

Chair 2

 

Arlene Anderson

 

Staff

Chair 3

 

Barbara A.W. Clarke

 

Staff

 

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

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

 

Institution-wide sustainability policy – Developed with representation across the University and approved by the Board of Trustees

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

 

• Continue to promote the SEPTA Compass Program for staff (discounts on SEPTA monthly commuter passes) in order to ensure its success and continuation

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]

 

 

• Development of the Drexel Surplus Exchange, an online community for Departments to post unused/unwanted items and for departments to find what they are looking for.

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

 

5. Transportation Survey:  (pending publication July 2010): The Sustainability Council conducted an online survey of faculty and staff to determine how they commute to and from the University and we have developed several recommendations on how to increase ridership on Public Transportation, potential utilization of Car Pooling and an increase in bike racks and shower facilities for our bike riding workers.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

 

4. Dump the Junk:  (Published Feb. 10) This report determined that almost 40% of the 2.5 million pieces of mail received annually in the Drexel Mail Center are non-business related, translating to approximately 800 pounds of junk and personal mail each day. Recommendations include establishment of a University Policy regarding personal mail delivery to the University, utilizing our existing Intra Mail Network contract to screen mailing lists, provide resources for staff to Opt Out of mailings and establishing a non-business related mail watchdog within each department to monitor junk mail.

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[X]

 

 

• Implementation of TerraCycle Pen Recycling program which will net the Drexel Green fund $.02 for each item collected Operate at minimal cost to the University and are very “grass-roots” in our approach.

 

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.

No

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name:

Year created:

Description:

Number of staff in office (in FTE):

 

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:  Coordinator Sustainability/ADA

Department:  Planning Design and Construction

Time worked (in FTE):  40 hrs per week

Job description:  (in collaboration with colleagues from within Drexel facilities) develop, coordinate and administer programs and advise policies within the area of sustainability at Drexel University to bridge the gap between innovative ideas and practical implementation.

 

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

Senior Internal Auditor

 

Internal Audit

 

5hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Director of business Operations

 

Information Resources & Technology

 

5 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Project Architect

 

Planning design and Construction

 

5 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Legal Executive Secretary

 

General Counsel

 

5 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Deputy Associate Treasurer

 

PHEC Associate Treasurer

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Coordinator

 

University Relations

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Executive Director

 

Printing and Mailing Services

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Director

 

Space Management

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Associate Director

 

University Relations

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Sr. Systems Administrator

 

Information Resources & Technology

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Director, Trades Maintenance,

 

Health Sciences Campus Operations

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Technical Services Coordinator

 

CNHP - Nursing Bachelor's Degree

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Vice President,

 

University Relations

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Supervisor,Software Operations

 

The Math Forum @ Drexel

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Associate Dean

 

Design & Imaging Studio

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Graphic Designer

 

College of Information Sci & Tech

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Long-term Disability

 

Payroll Clearing

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

Assistant VP, Operations

 

Enrollment Mgmt Operations

 

2 hrs per month

 

The job of a Sustainability Council member is  to meet, discuss and implement positive ideas to improve the greening of the University. Sub committees are formed within the council to explore solutions and make recommendations for the University.

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

http://www.drexel.edu/green/default.asp

 

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.

 

[  ]

 

[X]


Other description: Green/Sustainable Vendors are companies whose daily operations or products have been consciously altered to reduce emissions and destructive practices to the environment.Green vendors are marked with a green logo http://www.drexel.edu/procurement/onlineMarketplace/vendors/vendorList/

 

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

 

University standard

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

100

 

University Standard

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

100

 

University Standard

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

100

 

University standard

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

100

 

high efficient fixtures

 

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

 

100

 

90

 

65

 

all stationery paper and paper used for xeroxing and digital publications.

Facial tissues

 

 

 

 

Napkins

 

 

 

 

Notepads

 

100

 

90

 

65

 

all stationery paper and paper used for xeroxing and digital publications.

Office paper

 

100

 

90

 

65

 

all stationery paper and paper used for xeroxing and digital publications.

Paper towels

 

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments: http://www.drexel.edu/dbs/printingMailing/sustainable/

 

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

 

Some

 

 

Dell Latitude 2100 PC notebook http://www.drexel.edu/irt/computers/faculty/

Product 2

 

Some

 

 

imac with 21.5 in display - http://www.drexel.edu/irt/computers/faculty/

Product 3

 

Some

 

 

Lenovo M58 PC Desktop http://www.drexel.edu/irt/computers/faculty/

 

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

 

New Construction and Green Globes assessments

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Repairs and improvements to exististing energy consumption systems.

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

Green Scholarships provided by vendor gifts.http://www.drexel.edu/green/getinvolved/default.asp Drexel Green Awards $25,500 in Grants for 2010-2011 Academic Year - http://drexel.edu/green/news.htm

 

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

 

Sustainability Council http://www.drexel.edu/green/getinvolved/committeesmeetings.htm

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

Drexel Digest Green tip of the day, Greening of Drexel Libraries,http://www.drexel.edu/green/downloads/Librariesgreen.pdf http://www.library.drexel.edu/blogs/green/

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

New employees are introduced to Drexel Green Web site

[X]

 

Other

 

Green Ideas are welcome and encouraged. http://www.drexel.edu/green/getinvolved/submitgreenideas.htmEarth Day, ride your bike to work day, recyclemania


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

Drexel University’s 2008 Green house Inventory was completed in 2009 included Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for the Main Campus. This GHG Inventory is to be expanded to include Scope 3 emissions and to include all Philadelphia area campuses and buildings that are under the University’s operational control. Drexel is seeking  consulting services to support in the planning stages of developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP).

[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

 

 

41369

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uploaded DRXL 0903 GHG Report v3.doc - 135 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.

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage):

Baseline year: 2008

Baseline emissions level: 41369 metric tons of CO2e

Target year:

 

Additional comments: Currently seeking consulting services for supporting Drexel University in the planning stages of developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP). Drexel University’s 2008 Green house Inventory was completed in 2009 included Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for the Main Campus. The next GHG Inventory is to be expanded to include Scope 3 emissions and to include all Philadelphia area campuses and buildings that are under the University’s operational control.

 

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: Data unknown at this time

 

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:

 

.0125

2007:

 

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:

 

3.3

2007:

 

2006:

 

2005:

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

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


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

[  ]    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

 

[X]

 

Economizers

 

80

[X]

 

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

 

90

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

40

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

25

[  ]

 

LED lighting

 

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

35

[  ]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

90

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

100

[X]

 

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

 

95

[  ]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

[  ]

 

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

 

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

100

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

80

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

10 .

 

Description: An ice storage system is used to service the 155,000-square-foot multistory Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center neighboring Drexel facilities. The net result is a 47,864 kilowatt hours (kWh) reduction in annual electric consumption, and a system load reduction of 521 kilowatts (kW) on the region’s grid.  In short, the ice storage system obviates the use of greater carbon producing generation sources, mitigates congestion demand in Southeast ania, and permits active load management through smart technologies. This complies with State environmental initiatives “Reduced Load Growth,” “Stabilized Load Growth,” and Act 129.2  http://www.drexel.edu/univrel/events/bossone.aspSmart Grid technologies: Drexel University has become the first institution in the country that will deploy Viridity’s Vpower System™ energy monitoring system known as “virtual generation,” on its main campus.


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

[X]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[  ]

 

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)

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: The signing of Green Pledge - http://www.drexel.edu/green/getinvolved/default.asp                                                         

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

No

 

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

 

 

[  ]

 

Photovoltaics

 

 

[X]

 

Wind

 

30

 

purchased

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description:


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

 

50.3

Natural Gas

 

10.1

Nuclear

 

35.8

Petroleum

 

3.1

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

 

.7

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:   October 1, 2008
Length of contract:   2 years
Average annual quantity (kWh):   11,033,333
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents:   30

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

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

32,798

 

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

 

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

99

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 

Bossone, Pearlstein, Hess Lab, Freil Field House, English Language Center, Caneris Hall, RaceStreet Residence Hall, and all but two of the Fraternity/Sorority Houses get heating from naturalgas combustion.200 North 34th Street and 3401 Powelton Avenue get heating from distillate oil combustion.North Hall gets heating and domestic hot water from dual-fuel (natural gas or distillate oil) boilers.All other buildings get heating from TriGen steam.Domestic water heating could be by natural gas, electricity, or steam (varies from location tolocation).    

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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:  18,611
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):   1,598
 

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 2,756
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):  1,589

 

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

[X]

 

Plastics (all)

[  ]

 

Plastics (some)

[X]

 

Other. Please list: Tires, steel, light ballast, and tubes, motor oil. 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).

35%

 

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]

 

[  ]

• Recycling Fundraiser (Formerly known as EcoPhones)- we have utilized for cell-phone and ink cartridge recycling.   EcoPhones Inc. in 2009 evolved into Recycling Fundraiser in order to offer an enhanced fundraising solution for its participants and play a more active role in generating awareness of US toxic mining practices associated with scarce metals contained in consumer electronics and jewelry.  They are a BAN certified E-stewards and certified under ISO 9001 and 14001.  All items they receive are sorted and tested using a recycling, reuse and reclamation cycle. Approximately 80 percent of the items they receive are refurbished and introduced back into the market of consumer reuse.• Free Recycling- We utilize this company to recycle CD’s and DVD’s.  Free Recycling is a California State Certified SB-20 Collector CIWMB California Integrated Waste Management Board approved recycling license.• Drexel University Toner Cartridges are delivered to the Centennial School District in Warminster,PA.  The school district sends them to a recycling vendor.  Waiting to hear recycling company name.• National Paper Recycling- Recycles Drexel University computers.  The computers are collected at Drexel and then transferred to National Paper Recycling, Inc to be recycled.  Once at National, the items that can be sold as light iron (mostly copiers with stands, racks or drawer assemblies, some printers and some server related equipment) are removed and placed in metal dumpsters.  This material is then transferred to a secondary smelter.  Other items such as computer towers, monitors, and keyboards are sent off to one of two facilities for refurbishment or dismantling depending on the condition of the units.  Once dismantled the core components are removed and re-used to build new devices.  This includes drives, chips, tubes, monitors, whole keyboards, etc.  The cases, primarily ABS plastic and metal are recycled.  The two facilities receiving the items are Nu Polymer located in Newark, NJ and FernRock located in Philadelphia.

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:

Nu Polymer located in Newark, NJ and FernRock located in Philadelphia.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

90%


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

[X]  

 

Limited printing

 

“Dump the Junk, It’s Nothing Personal!” Drexel Junk Mail:“Dump the Junk, It’s Nothing Personal!” Drexel Junk Mail:http://www.drexel.edu/green/downloads/July_21_2009.pdf

[  ]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

second Drexel Yard Sale was organized on June 19, 2010. Students were able to donate their unwanted books, clothing, and furniture for re-sale to the University and general community

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

Drexel Surplus Exchange, an online community for Departments to post unused/unwanted items and for departments to find what they are looking for. http://www.drexel.edu/green/links/drexelsurplusexchange.htm

[X]  

 

Other

 

The Sierra Club organizes a clothing swap during Earth Week.


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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:

Drexel’s planning and design policy statement states that Drexel will incorporate sustainability principles and concepts into its projects whenever it does not cause an increase in cost. http://www.drexel.edu/facilities/design/contractorGuidelines/~/media/Files/facilities/pdf/sustainability_policy.ashxRFP's for new building design include the language: Sustainable Building PrinciplesDrexel is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enhancesHuman health and fosters a transition toward sustainability. To that end, Drexel has adopted the Green Globes environmental rating system to demonstrate continuous improvement in:• Institutional practices that promote sustainability, including measures to increase efficiency and use of renewable resources, and to decrease production of waste and hazardous materials, both in Drexel’s own operations and in those of its suppliers.• Promoting health, productivity and safety of the University community through design and maintenance of the built environment.• Enhancing the health of campus ecosystems and increasing the diversity of native species.• Developing planning tools to enable comparative analysis of sustainability implications and to support long-term economic, environmental and socially responsible decision-making.• Encouraging environmental inquiry and institutional learning throughout the University community.• Establishing indicators for sustainability that will enable monitoring reporting and continuous improvement. We will select firms for design and related professional services who have demonstrated experience in applying sustainability concepts and principles such as those listed above. Firms that have demonstrated success with the LEED or equivalent environmental building rating systems and integrated design are especially preferred.  Firms should be prepared to design toward a LEED Silver rating although LEED certification is not required. (Note: the project will be registered and assessed by Drexel using the Green Globes environmental rating tool).


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

  

 

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

 

Platinum-level   

 

 

 

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

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria : 1

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

  

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

  

 

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

130,000  

 

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

  

 

 

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

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:  

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:
  Green Globes
Total number of buildings:
  8   
Combined gross square footage: 
677,472
Building names:   Drexel Recreation Center, Millennium Hall, Dining Terrace, Queen Lane addition -2 globe rating

 

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

75%

 

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:  


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Armory

 

21,365

 

Drexel?s ROTC program and the Department of Military Science

 

Multi Purpose club sport activity use

 

http://deptapp.drexel.edu/facilities/design/pages/buildings.asp?BID=28

Buckley Field

 

53,000

 

Parking Lot

 

Athletic practice field also used for intramural and club sports

 

Buckley Green which includes an artificial turf and a terraced area that was designed by Williams, Roberts and Todd.http://deptapp.drexel.edu/facilities/design/pages/buildings.asp?BID=85

Paul Peck Alumni Center

 

8,120

 

historic bank building designed by Frank Furness

 

a gallery which houses a portion of the university?s collection and provides functional spaces for formal receptions and meeting facilities.

 

http://deptapp.drexel.edu/facilities/design/pages/buildings.asp?BID=60

Ross Commons

 

17,100

 

This stone Victorian/Gothic mansion was originally designed by T.P. Lonsdale for the Pennsylvania Railroad industrialist, Max Riebenack, in 1888. In 1928, there were 3 story additions added to the building; the same year that this building was obtained by Drexel University. In the 1980?s this building housed the Childhood Learning Center.

 

On June 5, 2003, the building was dedicated by George and Lyn Ross in memory of George?s father. The building opened as Ross Commons, a student center featuring cafes, lounges, and offices. The renovation took approximately one year and was sensitive to the original design. Many interior elements, including the central stair and several fireplaces, were restored.

 

http://deptapp.drexel.edu/facilities/design/pages/buildings.asp?BID=18

Rush Building

 

44,722

 

Rush was built in 1904 as a hospital and named after a famous 18th century Philadelphia physician, Benjamin Rush. In 1961 Drexel University purchased it and the building was renovated to house graduate study in chemistry, physics and biology.

 

Today it serves as the home to the College of Information Science and Technology; it also houses classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices.

 

http://deptapp.drexel.edu/facilities/design/pages/buildings.asp?BID=10

University Crossings

 

7,500,000

 

Previously called the Conrail Building, it once housed the Philadelphia Rail Road Company Headquarters.

 

It stood vacant for a few decades until 2002, when it was renovated to house the luxury apartments of Philadelphia Management Co..

 

http://deptapp.drexel.edu/facilities/design/pages/buildings.asp?BID=89

The URBN Center

 

150,000

 

3501 Market Street is a four story, 130,000 sq. ft. structure that was designed by iconic Philadelphia architect Robert Venturi in the mid-1970s for office space for ISI

 

new home for the College of Media Arts and Design. The existing buildings will be renovated to create light filled and flexible space for the design arts that will encourage communications between majors.To be finished Fall 2011.

 

http://www.drexel.edu/facilities/design/currentProjects/

Tennis court

 

14,777

 

vacant lot

 

tennis court

 

http://drexel.edu/news/digest/default.aspx?d=9%2F8%2F2008&id=381

Drexel Park

 

87,120

 

vacant industrial lot

 

community park

 

http://drexel.edu/news/digest/default.aspx?d=10%2F9%2F2008&id=733

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   11,181

Square footage:   3,568,329

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   19,033

Square footage:   4,693,720

 

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:

http://www.ugl-unicco.com/facility-management/green-cleaning-services.asp http://www.drexel.edu/facilities/wasteRecycling/recyclingProgram/http://www.drexel.edu/facilities/wasteRecycling/recyclingProgram/locations/, http://www.drexel.edu/facilities/healthSafety/environmentalPrograms/


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

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

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:
  18611
Water consumed (gallons):  91472920

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
  21756
Water consumed (gallons):   126026032

 

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

 

10%

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

80%

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

98%

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

98%

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

20%

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[  ]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description: The Rain Bird landscape irrigation system has been installed campus-wide thatcontrols irrigation based on the moisture content of the soil. Over 25 million gallons ofwater will be saved per year with the new irrigation system, more than half of currentwater use. For more information on Rain Bird visit: www.rainbird.comhttp://www.drexel.edu/green/projects/waterreduction.htmhttp://www.drexel.edu/green/downloads/greenmap11x17.pdf

 

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

[X]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[  ]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[  ]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Cistern to collect rainwater used for toilet flushing

 

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

Drexel Smart House

 

House

 

9

 

A student-led, multidisciplinary project to construct an urban home to serve as a "living laboratory" for exploring cutting edge design and technology. Participants conduct research and develop designs in the areas of environment, energy, interaction, health, and lifestyle with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life in the urban residential setting.http://www.drexelsmarthouse.com/

2010 Earth Day Celebration

 

Building

 

150

 

o Participated in 2010 Earth Day Celebration and promoted 2010 Green Grants, Just 1 Thing, Drexel BlackOut and Trayless Tuesday. More than 150 students, faculty and staff signed Go Green! Environmental Responsibility Pledge and enjoyed various Drexel Business Services giveaways

Yard Sale

 

Building

 

 

o The second Drexel Yard Sale was organized on June 19, 2010. Students were able to donate their unwanted books, clothing, and furniture for re-sale to the University and general community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

[X]  

 

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:

 sustainability curriculum requirements in the UNIV 101 course required of all first year students;Blue Gold Green Week (October 6-9, 2009)The first Drexel Fall sustainability week Activities included: 2009 Green Grants winners event, a Great Works Symposium discussion entitled “What is Sustainability?”, Drexel Bike Share display and information about the additional 10 bike share bikes, Drexel green roofs display, Drexel Farmer's Market, batteries recycling, local and organic dishes in the Handschumacher Dining Center, and Trayless Tuesday. Drexel Green and University City Green partnered on volunteer event to prune and mulch the area around the Drexel Park and was attended by 15 Drexel students and staff as part of Blue Gold Green Week - Just 1 Thing to Save on LaundryOn-going series that encourage all members of the Drexel community to reduce resources used and promote sustainable practicesEco friendly dryer sheets donated from Seventh Generation were distributed in all Freshman Residence HallsEco friendly laundry detergents and Drexel Green bags were given to members of the Drexel community who sent tips on how to save on laundry - Just 1 Thing to Stay Warm Provide quick, easy and simple tips to members of the Drexel community on how to stay warm and save resources used.

 

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

 

1

 

13

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.”

 

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.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

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

Yes, three or more competitions.

 

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: Recyclemania

Year Initiated: 2001

Website: :  http://www.drexel.edu/green/downloads/2010_Recyclemania_Results_sheet.pdf

 

Frequency that competition is run:   Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Ice cream party and a trophy

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

awareness raising - habit changeing

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   Overall Recycling Rate: Drexel finished at 35.8 percent recycling ratePer Person Recycled: Drexel recycled 10.01 pounds per personWaste Minimization: Drexel generated 27.97 pounds of waste per personOverall Weight Collected: Drexel recycled 216,750 poundsPaper Category: Drexel recycled 4.46 pounds per personCardboard Category: Drexel recycled 2.80 pounds per personPlastic, Glass and Aluminum Category: Drexel recycled 2.74 pounds per person.

Lasting effects of competition:   awareness raising - habit changeing

Additional Information:   see results http://www.drexel.edu/green/downloads/2010_Recyclemania_Results_sheet.pdf

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Drexel Blackout Energy Saving battle

Year Initiated: 2009

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:  Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[  ]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes   

 

Trophie

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

o In May 2010 implemented the second annual Drexel BlackOut, an energy saving battle between the residence halls and between the Greek houses, which encouraged residents to reduce electric consumption and increase energy conservation awareness, thereby preserving natural resources.  The competition was featured in an article at the Triangle on April 30, 2010. The winners of the competition were North Hall and the residents at 200/202 North 34th Street (Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Zeta). Residence halls reduced electric consumption an average of 3.7% as compared to May 2009, while the Greek Houses by 15.6%.

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

awareness raising


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   North Residence Hall and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity/ Delta Zeta Sorority (200/202 North 34th Street) win the 2010 Drexel Blackout energy savings battle by having the highest percentage decrease in energy consumption during the month of May. North Hall decreased its energy usage by 10% compared to May 2009 and Sigma Phi Epsilon/ Delta Zeta by 35.6% compared to May 2009.

Lasting effects of competition:   Throughout May, students in all residence halls and Fraternity and Sorority Life properties reduced electric consumption, increased energy conservation awareness and preserved valuable natural resources by making greener decisions in the annual energy-saving battle on campus.

Additional Information:   Drexel Blackout is sponsored annually by Drexel Business Services.

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Dranoff Goes Green Design Competition

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://dranoffgoesgreen.blogspot.com/

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

   

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

Plaque

[X]  

 

Other

 

class credit

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

challenge to design the ultimate green living space for the hospitality suite at Dranoff Properties’ LEED-registered 777 South Broad.


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

Lasting effects of competition:  Their design will be installed into the Hospitality Suite at 777 South Broad in February, with the first showing to the public at our Ribbon Cutting in March 2010.

Additional Information:  Submissions will be judged for suitability of design to the project challenge, originality of design solution, and successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings.

 

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

Drexel Energy Club

 

DEC seeks to foster understanding of the technological, economic, environmental and sociopolitical issues surrounding energy generation and use. Among the relevant issues are clean and renewable energy technologies, the economic and environmental impacts of existing and future energy technologies and the global impact of energy systems in society.

 

http://www.drexel.edu/green/links/clubsgroups.asp

 

 

 

 

 

Drexel Sierra Club

 

The Drexel Sierra Club is for environmentally conscious individuals interested in creating a more sustainable Drexel and holding up the Sierra Club motto to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet, as well as strengthening community and social ties.

 

http://www.drexelsierra.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Drexel Smart house

 

Student run organization to create a living laboratory working together with faculty staff and community to rehabilate an abondoned row house to a facility for students that links interdisciplinary collaboration witha facility for students that links interdisciplinary collaboration

 

drexelsmarthouse.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

117

 

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

[  ]  

 

100 percent electric

 

5

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

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

 

16

[  ]  

 

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

 

[  ]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

9

[  ]  

 

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)?

75%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

20%

Carpool/vanpool

 

17%

Public transit

 

20%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

13%

Walking

 

30%

 

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

75%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

3%

Carpool/vanpool

 

5%

Public transit

 

44%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

34%

Walking

 

16%

 

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:  http://www.drexel.edu/dbs/parkingServices/policies/Car Pools are encouraged and provided for by the Department of Parking Services. If more than one vehicle is to use a permit, each driver and vehicle must be recorded on the parking permit sales contract. The permit furnished must be displayed on the passenger side lower corner of the front windshield. Vehicles must be registered to participate in a car pool, and only one car pool vehicle may use the pool permit hangtag on any given day.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

http://AlterNetRides.com

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

bike racks and showers are available to bike commuters


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

bike racks and free use of shower facilities available to bike commuters

 

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

 

Students, faculty, and staff receive a 10 percent discount on transit and rail passes.http://www.drexel.edu/hr/benefits/voluntary/compass/

 

  

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

10%

[X]  

 

Staff

 

10%

[X]  

 

Students   

 

10%


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

In addition to receiving a 10% discount, employees who are eligible for FSA participation can use pre-tax dollars to purchase their passes and save even more! Enroll in the Mass Transit FSA Plan for the amount of your discounted pass and it will come out of your pay on a pre-tax basis, lowering your taxable income and saving you money! Every time you purchase a pass through the ComPass Program, your purchase will automatically be submitted to our FSA administrator, who will reimburse you with your own tax-free money.

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

Drexel University Shuttle Service has four fixed bus routes which operate from 5:30am to 1:15am Monday through Friday.

 

  

 

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

 

 

 If not applicable, please explain:  Drexel is in an urban area.

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:   2008
Number of bikes available:   20
Usage fee per hour:     $0
Usage fee per day:    $0

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $0

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:   $0

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: Drexel Bike Share is a free bike-sharing program open to all students and employees with a valid Drexel University ID and in good standing with the University.http://www.drexel.edu/dbs/parkingServices/bikeShare/

 

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: 
Number of hybrid vehicles:   
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: Drexel partners with Philly CarShare, a local non-profit.www.phillycarshare.com, http://www.drexel.edu/oca/c/public_transportation.asp

 

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)?

Parking lots are provided no off street driving on campus

 

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:

[  ]  

 

Telecommuting

 

 

[  ]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

 

 

Additional comments:


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

73

 

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

4,693,720

 

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

15,381

 

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

7,112

 

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

25%

 

 

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

 

http://web.mit.edu/wplp/plan/powel.htm Community Summer Winter Garden

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

http://www.drexel.edu/green/downloads/WaterWiseReport03-10-09(2).pdf

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

http://www.drexel.edu/catalog/ug/coe/enve-index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

http://www.drexel.edu/catalog/ug/coe/enve-index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

http://www.drexel.edu/catalog/GRAD/COE/environeng-index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

http://www.drexel.edu/green/links/clubsgroups.asp

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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