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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: University of Alabama

Date submitted: September 16, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

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

[  ]  No

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

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

 

Description: In the Campus Master Plan, the President charges all components of the Univeristy to take responsibility and provide for the future.  http://www.uafacilities.ua.edu/planning/pages/cmp-update.htm

 

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: Section 5 of the University of Alabama Campus Master Plan establishes recommended goals and strategies, and technical references to be considered during the design and construction of projects to promote sustainable design.http://www.uafacilities.ua.edu/planning/pages/cmp-update.htm

 

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: One committee

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: UA Environmental Stewardship Committee

Number of meetings: monthly during academic year

 

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

 

3

Faculty

 

4

Staff

 

5

Students

 

3

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   

 

David A. Francko  

 

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

New College organic farm project approved, Business School Honors Program in Sustainability supported with attendence at meetings and presentations,

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

created launching page for new UA Sustainability website, worked with Provost to create construct for new Office of Sustainability, drafted position decription for grad student support person for Office of Sustainability

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

reviewed data from SightLines, LLC's Go Green benchmarking presentation on UA's carbon and energy footprint status

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

reviewed and endorsed Facilities and Grounds Energy Management Inititative to save energy in campus buildings, reviewed and endorsed/supported the SGA Energy Conservation program in dormatories, heard presentation by Zip Car Co., and worked with them and other campus entities to establish a franchise on campus

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

reviewed and endorsed New College plan for an organic garden facility on campus, worked with Bama Dining to utilize more local produce, worked with HomeGrown Alabama to facilitiate more locavore private farming interests and viable farmers market

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

as above, involved in Facilities and Grounds planning to convert all UA buildings to more effeicient standards

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

facilitated ECO-REP program in dormatories, facilitated establishment of Green Initiative presentations at all New Student Orientation Programs, worked with Student Government Association's Difrector of Dept.of Environmental Concerns and student-lead Environmental Council, both through their representatives on the Stewardship Committee and by hosting various student groups to ive presentations at monthly meetings, worked with Provost to create a graduate assistantship position to support web development in the new Office of Sustainability, worked directly with Business School's Honors Program in Sustainability to provide mentorship for students and attend student final project presentations

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

facilitated creation of new Zip Car franchise on campus

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

regualr reporting of activities of UA's recycling center and active promotion of recycling efforts on campus through various media (daily paper, Dialog, and web)

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

reviewed plans from Facilities and grounds for newe, more effeicient irrigation systems on campus, reviewed scientific report on groundwater reserves under UA property

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

major effort this year to get website up and running, and to work succesfully with Provost's Office to authorize and create a new Office of Sustainability within Fiscal Affairs. The new Director of the Office, Dr. Nancy Whittaker, will become an ex officio member of the UA Stewardship Committee, as will the new Graduate Assistant webmaster Tamara Smelley, thus ensuring continuity between the functions of the Stewardship Committee and the Sustainability Office

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

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

 

Staff

 

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    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

8b)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  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

 

[  ]

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

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:

Number of meetings:

 

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

 

Staff

 

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    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT                                  


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

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name: Office of Sustainability

Year created: 2010

Description: The Office of Sustainability was created to coordinate and promote sustainability on the University of Alabama campuses.

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 2.5

 

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:  Administrative Services

Time worked (in FTE):  Part time- 25%

Job description:  The Sustainability Coordinator develops programs to advocate for sustainability practices and facilitate interaction and collaboration among various groups on campus; Identify, promote and monitor sustainability initiatives; prepare and disseminate information in print and electronic media on and off campus; and conduct  and manage assets.

 

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

Mechanical Engineer

 

Facilities Planning

 

38%

 

Facility Commissioning, Energy Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Assistant Vice President Design and Construction

 

Planning and Construction

 

33%

 

Oversees integration and implementation of sustainable principles and practices for facility and infrastructure construction and durable and adaptable performance of existing facilities.  Communicates and advances sustinable efforts of design and construction to the campus and general community.

General Superintendent

 

Construction

 

15%

 

Oversees storm water discharge quality from project sites, opportunities for reuse of materials, construction waste stream recycling.

Building Envelope Manager

 

Construction and Operations

 

50%

 

Protects existing structures to ensure durable, long term, efficient performance, oversees new construction of building envelope elements to ensure both durability and energy efficiency, monitors demolition and construction wast flow for reuse and recycle opportunities.

Food Services Sustainability Coordinator

 

Financial Affairs- Auxiliary Services

 

50%

 

Coordinated the recycling program within Dining Services with UA's Recycling Department,Collaborated with UA Arboretum and New College to incorporate Bama Dining's pre-consumer waste with UA leaves from the Grounds Department to create compost,Received a grant with UA Arboretum and New College to develop a business model for our compost, a long-term sustainability plan for the project and a camp for teen girls who are interested in sustainable agriculture and environmental sciences.  Alabama D.I.R.T (Directed Investigations and Research for Teens) was held at the Arboretum last summer and Waiting to hear on an EPA Grant to teach teachers from all Alabama areas ow to conduct an Alabama D.I.R.T. Camp in their school.

Energy Manager

 

Facilities

 

75%

 

Monitors energy usage and puts in to place procedures for reducing energy consumption.

Mechanical Engineer

 

Facilities

 

90%

 

Develops and implements sustainability projects/measures with the support of Facilitites Engineering, Facilities Maintenance, Construction and Business Administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

http://financialaffairs.ua.edu/admin/sustainability

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

No

 

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

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Computers/electronics

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Lighting

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Paper products

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

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

 

20%

 

Refrigerators/Microwaves

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

99%

 

Computers and Servers

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

5%

 

Various

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

5%

 

Various

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

5%

 

Various

 

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

 

10%

 

5%

 

 

#10 Envelopes, 24#

Facial tissues

 

 

 

 

Napkins

 

 

 

 

Notepads

 

15%

 

5%

 

 

Office paper

 

15%

 

70%

 

 

Copy Paper 8-1/2x11, 20#

Paper towels

 

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

100%

 

800' per roll, 8" wide

 

Additional comments:

 

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

 

99%

 

Servers, Computers and Monitors

Product 2

 

Some

 

80%

 

A/V Equipment

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

[  ]

 

Alumni green fund

 

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

Capital projects contain appropriate sustainability specifications for building construction, energy conservation, environmental requirements, etc

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Existing energy systems are maintained so as to deliver maximum efficiency. Where appropriate, products that minimize environmental impacts are purchased and used; including cleaning supplies, maintenance material, and chemicals. Recycling programs have been implemented where appropriate.

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

An annual deferred maintenance fund budget may be used to replace older items with sustainable equipment or materials.  Further, when older buildings are razed, the University recycles brick and slate to use for other projects.  Trees and other plant materials are moved instead of being cut down when possible to accomodate new 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

 

faculty representatives to the Environmental Stewardship Committee represent all major university divisions

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

Green office tips are posted on the GoGreen Portal.

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

During new employee orientation, individuals are made aware of campus recycling efforts.

[X]

 

Other

 

One major charge to the UA Environmental Stewardship Committee is to communicate sustainable behavioral changes to all campus constituencies; we are doing that through Committee reps who report to faculty, students, and staff, via news/info articles in print, and via our new website


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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

 

10/01/2008    

 

139332

 

181258

 

 

2008

 

10/01/2007

 

136399

 

180829

 

 

2007

 

10/01/2006

 

141855

 

186228

 

 

2006

 

10/01/2005

 

133793

 

174317

 

 

2005

 

10/01/2004

 

122716

 

161676

 

 

 

Uploaded Historical GHG Emissions.xls - 283 KB

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

 

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

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

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage):

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Target year:

 

Additional comments: Although a specific GHG reduction target has not been established, The University of Alabama is deeply committed to reducing GHG emissions through increasing the efficiency of our on-campus energy production systems, aggressively implementing energy conservation projects, and developing sustainable standards for new construction and renovation projects.

 

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: 1.77%

Baseline year: 2007

Baseline emissions level: 141855

Year achieved: 2009

 

Additional comments: The University of Alabama achieved an overall reduction in total scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions despite a 13% increase in GSF campus building space; as compaired to the 2007 baseline year.

 

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:

 

.011459

2008:

 

.012235

2007:

 

.013194

2006:

 

.012378

2005:

 

.011982


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:

 

5.18

2008:

 

5.40

2007:

 

5.94

2006:

 

6.06

2005:

 

6.11


 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

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

Yes


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:
  844,920,390         
Gross square feet of building space:   10,241,701

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

Building energy consumption 967,217,396

Gross square feet of building space :  12,159,494

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

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[  ]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

[X]

 

Economizers

 

77%

[X]

 

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

 

90%

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

100%

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

62%

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

<1%

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

20%

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

5%

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

100%

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

100%

[X]

 

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

 

99%

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

100%

[X]

 

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

 

23%

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

<1%

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

100%

[X]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

99%

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

80%

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description:

1.  Retrofitted existing campus boilers with new F.A.R.C. controls with expected efficiency gains of 3%.

2.  A ground source heat pump for HVAC is operational inside one campus building.

3. Financial Affairs recently replaced their traditional and outdated data center with a new state of the art "hot aisle" containment solution.  Unlike traditional data centers that use a central air conditioner to dump cool air into the data center, the hot air containment system is designed to maximize cooling predictability, capacity, and efficiency, thereby decreasing energy consumption and increasing enery savings.

4. Energy Star compliant servers were installed in the new data center.

5. Centralized uninterruptible power supply (UPS) was used in the new data center to reduce the power consumption and heat that would be generaated by using multiple UPS's.  In the traditional data center, each server rack would have a dedicated UPS or in some cases two depending on the power draw of the rack.  While these types of UPS's were reliable, they drastically increased the power consumption of each rack.  With a single dedicated UPS that feeds all of the racks independently, power consumption is reduced, resulting in cost savings as well as a reduced heat load for the data center air conditioning.

6. In-row air conditioning was installed in the Financial Affairs data center. As data centers expand, heat densities increase making it more difficult to provide adequate cooling.  The distance between heat sources and heat removal systems must decrease to ensure proper airflow paths.  The closer the heat generation source is to the air conditioner, the less likely mixing of hot and cold air streams will occur.  Warm exhaust air is drawn from the hot aisle, cooled, and distributed into the cold aisle, ensuring that equipment inlet temperatures are constant and adequate for proper operation.  Closely coupling the air conditioner with the heat source produces warmer return air to the system.  This increase the heat removal capacity of the system and nearly eliminates the need for make-up humidification.  This also utilizes the server fans, using them as a mechanism to return air to the hot aisle.

7. Financial Affairs recently installed a virtual server environment, which allows multiple servers to run on a single hardware platform.  This allows the servers to utilize the hardware resources in a much more efficient manner.  Most physical servers are configured for maximum performance, while the software systems running on them frequently require much less resouces than those available, resulting in under utilization.  By creating virtual servers, you can manage the resources that are available to each server, and adjust those resources to use them in a more efficient manner.  A virtual environment also reduces the number of physical servers inside the data center, resulting in a reduction in electrical consumption and cooling.


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

[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    

[  ]

 

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

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:                                                           

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

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

 

 

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

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

 

67.55%

Natural Gas

 

9.94%

Nuclear

 

19.35%

Petroleum

 

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

 

Other. Please specify:

 

3.16%

hydropower

Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid: 100%


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 .

No

 

If yes, please describe below.

Date of most recent purchase:  
Length of contract:  
Average annual quantity (kWh):  
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents:  

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

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

428,753,208

 

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

 

100%

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 

     

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FOOD & RECYCLING

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

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

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

2005 baseline year

Weighted campus users:  16,892
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):   N/A
 

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 22,843
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):  4,323

 

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: Scrap metal, wood, bulbs    

 

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).

25.76%

 

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:

 

[  ]

 

[  ]



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:

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

97%


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

 

Making documents available electronically in SharePoint for collaboration and document sharing within the University departmental workflows and between Construction Administration and third party vendors, Provide online campus directories, Hershey document imaging for general e-document sharing, Utilizing email to reduce the use of paper circulating, Construction Project Management System to allow third party access to our Construction Project Management System to reduce the need to circulate paper documentation to these partners. Implemented a central copier program whereby all copiers are provided by a single vendor, thus standardizing copier inventory on campus.  This has resulted in substantial savings by completely eliminating capital expense while making copiers a more viable option for other office functions.  By utilizing departmental copieres for other uses sucah as printing, faxing, and scanning, the number of peripheral devices (scanners, fax machines, printers) has been drastincally reduced, resulting in lewss power consumption and hardware waste.

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

Surplused furniture and equipment are placed in the surplus for use by other departments.  The list of available items is located on the Logistics and Support website.

[X]  

 

Other

 

Cardboard, paper & plastic collected during move-in/out of students.


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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:

Construction Administration has a green building policy addressing sustainability on the department's web site.http://www.uafacilities.ua.edu/const-admin/index.html


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings: 0

 

 

 

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 : 5

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

831,188  

 

South Ridgecrest Residential Science and Engineering II Foster Auditorium Lloyd Hall Graves Hall

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

  

 

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

  

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

  

 

 

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

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:  
4
Combined gross square footage: 475,416
Building names: Riverside Residential Community East, Riverside Residential Community West, Lakeside Residential Community East, Lakeside Residential Community West

 

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:
     
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?

15%

 

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:   15+


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Bryant Academic Center

 

47,937

 

Residence Hall

 

Instructional

 

Lloyd Hall

 

122,654

 

Chemistry Building

 

General Classroom

 

Graves Hall

 

68,108

 

Education Classroom

 

Education Classroom

 

Total transformation to modern standards and codes, space adaptation, and preservation of structure.

Foster Auditorium

 

50,417

 

Gymnasium

 

Gymnasium

 

Total transformation to modern standards and codes, space adaption, and preservation of structure.

BB Comer

 

86,254

 

Office and Classroom

 

Office and Classroom

 

Adams Hall

 

20,314

 

Office and Classroom

 

Office an Classroom

 

New Hall

 

41,824

 

Residential

 

Police Department

 

Old Child Development

 

7,510

 

Child Care

 

Instructional

 

Paty Hall Kitchen

 

5,000

 

Kitchen

 

Engineering Learning Commons

 

Alabama Bookstore

 

3,000

 

Bookstore

 

Dance Studio

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   19,244

Square footage:   7,926,387

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   28,807

Square footage:   12,325,370

 

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:

The building policy pertaining to operations and maintainance is part of the University of Alabama Campus Master Plan - Section 5.http://www.uafacilities.ua.edu/planning/pages/master-plan/campus-master-plan-5-07-1.pdf


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: 0
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:
  16892
Water consumed (gallons):  2495663029

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
  22843
Water consumed (gallons):   2609624420

 

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%

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

100%

[X]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

100%

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

35%

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

45%

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

100%

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[X]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:

 

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

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[X]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Vortex Separator Stormwater Treatment System

 

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:

[  ]  

 

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.

[  ]  

 

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.

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

 

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

 

2

 

20

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.”

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, one competition.

 

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

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Energy Reduction

Year Initiated: 2007

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:   Once each semester

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Gaming systems

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

Reduce energy use in each Residence Hall

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   2% to 16% reduction

Lasting effects of competition:   Continued dialogue on importance of energy reduction

Additional Information:  

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

Year Initiated:

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run: 

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[  ]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

Lasting effects of competition:  

Additional Information:  

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

Year Initiated:

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

   

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

Lasting effects of competition:  

Additional Information:  

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


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

Yes

 

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

Name

 

Description

 

URL

SGA Department of Environmental Concerns

 

Student Government Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Council

 

Registered Student Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

629

 

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

 

6

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

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

 

[  ]  

 

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

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

1

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 


COMMUTE MODAL SPLIT

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

65%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

 

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

2%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

 

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

[  ] No

[X] Yes, to faculty and staff

[  ] Yes, to students

 

Description:  Groups are allowed to purchase group permits and can receive daily permits in the event they have to drive to work as an individual because of an emergency


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Commute Smart

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

Carpool groups can share expense

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Emergency individual permits


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

No

 

 If not applicable, please explain:  Public transportation is not available.

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[  ]  

 

Faculty

 

[  ]  

 

Staff

 

[  ]  

 

Students   

 


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

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

We have campus bus routes as well as a safe ride system after hours.

 

  

 

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

 

We provide a free shuttle to three apartment complexes and the 348-RIDE (saferide program)  provides students with off campus transportation within a defined 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:   30
Usage fee per hour:     $0
Usage fee per day:    $0

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $10

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:   NA

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: Bikes available on a weekly rental basis

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:   2007
Service fee:   Yes
Description:   Based on repairs.  At cost only.

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:   2009
Total number of vehicles:  6
Number of hybrid vehicles:    2
Usage fee per hour:   8.00
Usage fee per day:   66.00


Annual membership fee for students:  35.00

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  50.00

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

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)?

The Campus has several bus/bike lane only areas throughout campus.  The Master lan promotes pedestrian friendly areas throughout 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: No.  On a limited basis,some departments may allow telecommuting.


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

289

 

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

12,325,370

 

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

28,807

 

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

624

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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