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Oregon State University–Corvallis

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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: Oregon State University

Date submitted: August 20, 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.

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

 

Description: Two plans deal directly with sustainability at OSU: the OSU Strategic Plan, specifically its Phase II, and the Sustainable Strategic Plan for operations.  The OSU Faculty Senate has articulated our sustainability policy.  In the interest of brevity, I would appreciate the opportunity to expand upon this question, as this space and reporting format is very limiting.  http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/planpolicy

 

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
[  ]  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.

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

 

Description: As mentioned above, sustainability is deeply embedded into Phase II of OSU's Strategic Plan: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/The OSU Master Plan also has sustainability integrated throughout: http://oregonstate.edu/facilities/campusplng/cmp_plng.html

 

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: Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee

Number of meetings: 11

 

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

 

1

Faculty

 

3

Staff

 

5

Students

 

1

Other. Please describe.   

 

2 City and County representatives

 

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   

 

Rainier Farmer  

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

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]

 

Moderate

 

Getting students engaged with alternative transportation options

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Bike plan, additional bike parking, improved transit coordination, improved incentives, etc

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name: Provost's Sustainability Council

Number of meetings: 2

 

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

 

Faculty

 

5

Staff

 

2

Students

 

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    

 

Denise Lach

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

Ken Williamson

 

Faculty

Chair 3

 

 

 

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]

 

Moderate

 

Coordination of sustainability degree programs

 

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Support of Sustainability Office in Climate Commitment efforts

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

 

[  ]

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee III

 

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

 

Committee name: Student Sustainability Initiative Fee Board

Number of meetings: 15

 

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

 

1

Staff

 

1

Students

 

6

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    

 

Michael Koch

 

Student

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Worked with courses and degrees to integrate sustainability elements into curricula

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Instituted revolving loan fund

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Funded several energy conservation and renewable energy projects

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[  ]

 

Significant

 

Funded several energy conservation and renewable energy projects

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Began a student-run food cart providing local, vegetarian, healthy, affordable meals; strengthened OSU Food Pantry for needy students

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

 

Increased student staff and offered more grants and experiential learning opportunities than ever before

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Maintained and expanded the OSU Bicycle Co-op

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Worked with Campus Recycling to provide composting at events throughout campus, and use the compost on site

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

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: OSU Sustainability Office

Year created: 2005

Description: We are exclusively dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 2.25

 

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: Facilities Services

Time worked (in FTE): 1.0

Job description: Coordinate all aspects of sustainability at OSU, including student support, operations, academic support and networking/communications.

 

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 managingsustainability 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

Sustainability Program Assistant

 

Facilities Services

 

1.0

 

Utility meter hardware and data management, energy and water conservation projects, outreach and communications, student support

Graduate Employee, Sustainability Assessor

 

Facilities Services

 

0.3

 

Assessment system implementation, outreach, communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

http://oregonstate.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

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Computers/electronics

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Lighting

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Paper products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description:

 

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

 

Varies

 

Major appliances are required to be Energy Star qualifying

[X]

 

Building products

 

Estimated 20%

 

Building HVAC, chillers, etc.

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

Unknown

 

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

Estimated 20%

 

Building HVAC, chillers, etc.

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

100% for lighting

 

unknown for fans

[  ]

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Facial tissues

 

 

 

 

Napkins

 

100%

 

 

 

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

between 30 and 100%

 

Yes

 

Sometimes

 

Purchase details vary by department

Paper towels

 

100%

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments: Bathroom tissue is 100% recycled

 

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

 

75

 

Computers

Product 2

 

Some

 

50

 

Copiers/printers

Product 3

 

 

 

 

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

[X]

 

Alumni green fund

 

We have a donation account where alumni can donate money to support sustainability projects

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

Specific projects, like the OSU Energy Center, are funded to improve efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

[X]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

The OSU Foundation has the Sustainability Fund, set up by the Sustainability Coordinator to support campus projects and initiatives

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Operating budgets have been spent on small and mid sized conservation projects and next year will also be invested in renewable energy projects as well

[X]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

Our RLF supports energy conservation and renewable energy projects, with specific payback criteria

[X]

 

Student green fee

 

Has historically funded offsite renewable energy purchases, but in 2011 will fund a $359,000 solar hot water system on a major student activity building

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

State rebates and tax credits processed by the Sustainabiltiy Coordinator are rolled strictly into conservation projects

 

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

 

Our Sustainability Advocates program asks for an Advocate from each campus dept., and includes an expectations document they sign

[X]

 

Green office certification program

 

Our Sustainability Audits program

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

We have several extensive tips pages: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/building-energy-challenge-winter-2010/tips  and  http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/tips

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

Sustainability information is incorporated into the Human Resources orientation website for new employees

[  ]

 

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

 

July 2009

 

 

 

 

In progress

2008

 

July 2008

 

108613

 

148018

 

http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/sites/default/files/docs/fy09ghgreport.pdf

 

Gross emissions reported

2007

 

July 2007

 

116249

 

170197

 

http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/sites/default/files/docs/fy08ghgreport.pdf

 

Gross emissions reported

2006

 

July 2006

 

131679

 

151287

 

http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/sites/default/files/docs/fy07ghgreport.pdf

 

Gross emissions reported

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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): 100

Baseline year: 1990

Baseline emissions level: 110952

Target year: 2025

 

Additional comments: Committed to climate neutrality by 2025, using a combination of conservation, on-site renewables, RECs and offsets.

 

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.)

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

 

Percentage reduced: 13%

Baseline year: 2007

Baseline emissions level: 170197

Year achieved: 2008

 

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:

 

1.55

2007:

 

1.65

2006:

 

1.87

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:

 

5.9

2007:

 

6.4

2006:

 

7.4

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.
[X]    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

[X]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

75%

[X]

 

Economizers

 

25%

[X]

 

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

 

85%

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

20%

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

10%

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

<1%

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

15%

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

35%

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

99%

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

85%

[X]

 

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

 

50%

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

Question unclear, but we do provide regular maintenance and tuning

[X]

 

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

 

15%

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

75%

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

75%

[X]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

25%

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

65%

[X]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

75%

[  ]

 

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 

[X]

 

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

[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)

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Renewable power purchasing option for individuals

 

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%

 

Two small PV systems, total 4KW capacity

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description:


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

Yes

 

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

 

Number of systems: 1

Total MBtus generated annually: 14340600

 

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

 

67.5%

Natural Gas

 

17.6%

Nuclear

 

0

Petroleum

 

0

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

 

4.2

Other. Please specify:

 

10.8%

'Other' category a mix of hydro (majority), nuclear, diesel, and solar.

Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid: 99.9%


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: 2010
Length of contract: 3 years
Average annual quantity (kWh): 59,189,000
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents: 72.8%

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

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

590,201

 

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

 

0

Coal

 

0

Geothermal

 

0

Natural gas

 

98%

Petroleum

 

2%

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: 18,021
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): 3,908

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
20,155
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): 3,767

 

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: Listed below, under e-waste, but includes wood, metal, property, etc.

 

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).

34%

 

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]

Lab equipment, books, packing materials (plastic and foam peanuts), scrap wood, scrap metal, appliances, computer peripherals and almost any other small electronics.  We also send Tyvek envelopes back to DuPont.  Complete list: http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recycleguide/listitem.cfm   We also have an excellent surplus property program, centrally handling e-waste, ensuring it does not end up in the trash stream.  Oregon law imposes fines and remediation costs for putting e-waste in the trash.

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:

Please check http://www.computerdriveconnection.com/ for information on one of our common collector, The Computer Drive Connection.  There are several other carriers who provide varying levels of information.  Please contact andrea.norris@oregonstate.edu for information.

 

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)?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[X]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

This is not campus wide yet, but located in several of our academic, support and research buildings.

 

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

 

Students are charged for printing - there is no free printing any more.

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

Volunteers assist with materials like cardboard, the most common thing we see during move in

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

We have an extensive program and network of volunteers for this.

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

We do clothing swap events, furniture and other reusables collection year-round

[  ]  

 

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:

All buildings built at OSU must be built to at least LEED silver equivalent and all renovations must be built to at least LEED certified equivalent.  http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/completed-construction  and  http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/FAC/docs/1256010_app.pdf


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:3

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

105,090

 

Weatherford Hall

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

181,853

 

Kelley Engineering Center; Kearney Hall

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 :6

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

262,469

 

Dixon Recreation Center, Sports Performance Center; Magruder Hall Large Animal Hospital Addition, Reser Stadium, Parking Structure

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

32,000

 

Energy Center - Building complete, LEED registered, but not yet certified

 

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?

90%

 

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:   8


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Reed Lodge

 

13,628

 

Residence Hall

 

Office Building

 

Heckert Lodge

 

13,893

 

Residence Hall

 

Office Building

 

Pride Center

 

1,875

 

Private Residence

 

Office/Community meeting space

 

Student Sustainability Center

 

1,549

 

Private Residence

 

Office/Community meeting space

 

Focused on sustainability

Muilticultural Literacy Center

 

3,620

 

Private Residence

 

Office/Community meeting space

 

Parker House

 

3,240

 

Private Residence

 

Office/meeting space

 

Mid-Columbia Research and Extension Center addition

 

780

 

Temporary housing for Vernonia, Oregon flood victims

 

Office/conference room

 

Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center addition

 

1,458

 

Federal Forrest Service structure

 

Office space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 16,732

Square footage: 6,293,962

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 19,951

Square footage: 7,018,634

 

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:

Several policies dictate green maintenance and operations at OSU.  The Construction Standards link a series of Standard Operating Procedures and design criteria and contain and require green elements.  http://oregonstate.edu/facilities/design_constr/designcrit_dc.html


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: Unknown
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:
18021.25
Water consumed (gallons): 267,228,984

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
20154.5
Water consumed (gallons): 231,948,816

 

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

 

100

[X]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

5

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

25

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

80

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

75

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

5

[X]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

2

[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

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:

 

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.

[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).

[X]  

 

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

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

Reusable coffee mugs are distributed to the majority of incoming students, and with them have information about campus and community sustainability resources.  We reach most students through orientation sessions that all students must attend, and provide an additional event the week before school at the Student Sustainability Center for interested participants.

 

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

 

34

 

15

Unpaid positions

 

20

 

5


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://oregonstate.edu/dept/ssi/home

 

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.

 

21

 

8

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

2

 

10

Uncompensated positions.

 

20

 

Unknown

 

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: PAC-10 Fitness Challenge

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://pac10fitnesschallenge.wsu.edu/schools.aspx

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Small prizes and awards, gift certificates, etc.

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Health and wellness

 

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

Lasting effects of competition: Getting people into exercising, playing a sport for physical improvement, etc, during this month long competition aims to change long term habits.

Additional Information:

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Energy Civil War

Year Initiated: 2009

Website: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/past-events

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[X]

 

Staff

 

[X]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]   

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Gift certificates, food, glamour

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Renewable energy generation


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: <1%

Lasting effects of competition: Awareness of renewable energy options and increased emphasis on the need for energy conservation.  When you can feel how much physical effort it takes to generate a kilowatt hour, you are more likely to conserve it.

Additional Information:

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: RecycleMania Civil War

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recyclemania/index.cfm

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

Trophy, glory

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

Increased recycling

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

Lasting effects of competition: Increased awareness of recycling options and reasons, a drive to compete with rival school for trophy.

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

ASOSU Environmental Affairs

 

Initiatives, legislative efforts, campaigns

 

http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/index.php/landing/task_forces

 

 

 

 

 

Community Service Center

 

Community Service, project assistance

 

http://oregonstate.edu/communityservicecenter

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Bike Coop

 

Bicycle transportation

 

http://groups.google.com/group/bike-co-op

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers without Borders

 

OSU's chapter of the international NGO, whose mission is to improve quality of life through sustainable engineering projects.

 

http://groups.engr.orst.edu/ewb/

 

 

 

 

 

Fisheries and Wildlife Club

 

The purpose of the Club is to foster interaction between students, faculty, professionals, and the community. Activities and discussions focus on the management and conservation of fish and wildlife.

 

http://oregonstate.edu/groups/fwclub/

 

 

 

 

 

GEO 300

 

 

http://www.geo.oregonstate.edu/classes/geo300/

 

 

 

 

 

GECO

 

GECO is a group for those interested in global change issues, particularly climate change. We operate a listserv and organize research, outreach, and networking activities to keep ourselves informed as well as engage others.

 

http://oregonstate.edu/groups/geco/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Growers Club

 

 

http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/organic_grower/

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Bug Zoo

 

The Oregon State University BugZoo is a student group interested in educating its members, other students, and the public about the joys and importance of insects.

 

http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/bugzoo/

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Ecology Club

 

 

http://oregonstate.edu/groups/ecoclub/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Food Group

 

 

wikifat.hort.oregonstate.edu

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Hydrogen Club

 

The OSU Hydrogen Club is focused on exploring all aspects of the hydrogen economy, including sustainable production, storage, and applications.

 

http://oregonstate.edu/groups/hydrogen/

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Permaculture Alliance

 

Our purpose is to explore and implement the principles of permaculture landscaping at Oregon State University

 

http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/ssi/projects/permaculture.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Sustainable Energy Initiative

 

An organization that promotes and helps develop sustainable energy practices locally and globally

 

http://sei.oregonstate.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Student Sustainability Initiative

 

Project funding, student grants, meeting place

 

http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/ssi/

 

 

 

 

 

OSU Solar Vehicle Team

 

Solar powered racing vehicles

 

http://oregonstate.edu/groups/solar/index.php

 

 

 

 

 

Ecological Engineering Society

 

Project based learning, discussion, field trips. Systems inspired by ecological principals of organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Alliance for Environmental Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BikeU

 

The purposes of this association are to encourage bicycle safety, especially the use of helmets and bicycle lights on and around the OSU campus. Additional foci of the association include increasing bicycle commuting and covered bike parking on campus.

 

www.bikeu.us

 

 

 

 

 

Global Business Brigades

 

Global Business Brigades (GBB) provides business consulting and strategic investment to support under resourced microenterprises in developing countries while respecting local culture and improving the environment.

 

http://www.globalbrigades.org/project/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.

190

 

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

 

22

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[X]  

 

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

 

3

[  ]  

 

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

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

20

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[X]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

2

[  ]  

 

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

 

10%

Carpool/vanpool

 

5%

Public transit

 

5%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

55%

Walking

 

25%

 

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

45%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

10%

Carpool/vanpool

 

5%

Public transit

 

5%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

55%

Walking

 

25%

 

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: We also provide free vanpool matching services.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Electronic system

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

Yes, for vanpools

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Electronic system

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

Yes, for vanpools

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

We provide transit passes on all 4 local transit systems

 

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

100%

[X]  

 

Staff

 

100%

[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?

 

OSU campus shuttle

 

 

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

 

Corvallis Transit System provides this services provides this service

 

 

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?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created: 1970
Service fee: No
Description: Two sources: Recreational Sports Dept. (since the late 1960s) and the newer OSU Bike Co-op

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created: 2010
Total number of vehicles:  2
Number of hybrid vehicles: 2
Usage fee per hour: $9.50
Usage fee per day: $65.00 day; $28.50 overnight


Annual membership fee for students:  $50

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  $50

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: We have partnered with Enterprise's WeCar for this service.

 

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)?

Core campus is restricted to service vehicles and transit only, the OSU Master Plan dictates campus development will maintain the campus's 10 minute walk boundary, to prevent sprawl.  There are many other policies that support bike- and ped-friendly development.

 

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

 

Campus wide, as allowed by departments

 

http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hristeam/forms/TeleCommAgree.pdf

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

Campus wide, as allowed by departments

 

Typical to have 4 ten hour days

 

Additional comments:


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban, or small city

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

205

 

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

7,018,634

 

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

17,861

 

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

4,108

 

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

22.8%

 

 

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://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/organic_grower/

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

http://envsci.science.oregonstate.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

http://envsci.science.oregonstate.edu/graduate

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/outdoor-recreation-center

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recyclemania/index.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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