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Report Card 2011

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Stevens Institute of Technology
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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C+
Stevens Institute of Technology

School details:

  Grade higher than last year

 

Endowment: $133 million as of June 30, 2010

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

 

Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: No

 

Please note: Data was collected in summer 2010 and may no longer be current.

 

Data compiled from survey responses, when available, and from independent research, when needed. For more information on data collection and evaluation, please see the  Methodology section.

 
Overall grade  
C +
The Green Initiatives Committee works to address sustainability issues across campus along with a sustainability manager and an assistant coordinator for sustainability. The school purchases exclusively EPEAT-certified computers and monitors, as well as some Energy Star products.
Stevens has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent from 2007 levels and has also achieved a reduction in building energy consumption. Energy efficiency technologies, such as management systems and lighting sensors, have been installed across campus, and initiatives such as green IT policies encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use. The campus features photovoltaic panels, and 2 percent of the institute's grid mix comes from renewable sources.
The institute serves fair trade coffee at all locations on campus and also purchases fair trade tea. A trayless dining program was started in 2010. The school recycles electronic waste in addition to traditional materials and composts or mulches all landscaping waste. The institute limits printing to save paper and runs move-in and move-out waste reduction programs.
Stevens' campus features two buildings that meet LEED Certified criteria. All nonhazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills, and water conservation technologies, such as low-flow showerheads, have been installed across campus. The school uses porous pavement, stone swales, and vegetated swales to reduce stormwater runoff.
Students have participated in RecycleMania since 2008 to reduce waste on campus. Two student organizations, the Recycling Club and Engineers Without Borders, play an active role in campus conservation and energy-related matters.
The institute offers discounted commuter tickets for public transportation to all campus community members and provides a shuttle to campus for students who live off campus. One-third of the student body commutes to campus via alternative transportation methods. The school partners with a car-sharing program and offers the option of a condensed work week or telecommuting to full-time employees.
The institute makes a list of all holdings available to trustees and senior administrators. Only asset allocation information is available on the school website to the general public. A list of votes cast on proxy resolutions on a company-specific level is made available to trustees, senior administrators, and other select members of the school community.
The institute aims to optimize investment returns, and the endowment is currently invested in renewable energy funds.
A committee that includes one administrator and one staff member deliberates and makes decisions on proxy votes.
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