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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 New Brunswick

Date submitted: July 21, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

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

[X]  No

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

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

 

Description:

 

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: All new buildings will meet some level of LEEDs certification.  Also there will be a focus on renewable energy in the future. In our Land Management Strategies in the Campus Master Plan there is a sustainability component. UNBF produces approximately 50 % of steam used to heat buildings utilizing waste wood as fuel. As part of its Utility Master Plan, UNBF is investigating the feasibility of replacing our aging wood boiler and associated infrastructure with higher efficiency and higher capacity equipment. This would enable UNB to continue the production of steam using 0 emission fuel and reducing atmospheric emissions by up to 15,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent annually.The plan includes the continued reduction of parking on campus and the expatiation of bike/walking lanes around both campuses. http://www.unbsj.ca/campusplan/http://www.unbf.ca/campusplan/

 

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: Two committees

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: UNB Sustainability

Number of meetings: 16

 

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

 

6

Faculty

 

2

Staff

 

6

Students

 

2

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   

 

Andrew Holloway  

 

Staff

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

5 new classes are starting in the Fall 2010 term with Sustainability as the key focus.

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

See in Energy Management Profile.

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

More locally grown produce is being used in dishes.

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

New building on track to be LEED'S Gold Standard.

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

More "green" events along with the growth of  groups on campus.

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Active transportation has increased due to bike program's success, along with the reduction of parking on campus.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Focus on waste reduction in offices.

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Developing a policy regarding a bottle free campus.

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name: Student Union Green Committee

Number of meetings: 12

 

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

 

1

Students

 

11

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    

 

Acting UNB Student Union President

 

Staff

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

New programs and events for students that focus on a green UNB.

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

New Car Share Program to cut down on single car use by students and staff.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Water Bottle Ban on Campus.

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee III

 

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

 

Committee name:

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: Campus Sustainability Office

Year created: 2008

Description: Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) coordinates the University’s numerous operational sustainability initiatives and provides a central hub on the Fredericton and Saint John  campus to engage with the campus community and facilitate operational sustainability learning and practice.  The CSO’s activities support the University's place and promise goals of developing UNB as a living laboratory for environmental and social sustainability and embedding sustainability as a central component of its operations.

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 1

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

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

 

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

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

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Title: Campus Sustainability Officer

Department: Capital Planning

Time worked (in FTE): 3 years

Job description: Acts as the central point for faculty, staff and students on Sustainability issues on campus. Acting as the head of the Campus Sustainability Committee. Organizes different "green" events on both the UNB campuses.

 

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

Barbara Nicholson

 

Capital Planning

 

4-5 hours a week

 

VP of Capital Planning for UNB Fredericton and Saint John

Dominic Blakely

 

President's Office

 

2 hours a week

 

President's Office

Gladys Lacey-House

 

Facilities Managements

 

6 hours

 

Energy Management

Steve Hampsey

 

Building and Grounds Management

 

4-10 hours a week

 

Building and Grounds Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

No

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

Yes

 

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

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Cleaning products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Computers/electronics

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Lighting

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Paper products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description:

 

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

[  ]

 

Appliances

 

 

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[  ]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

 

[  ]

 

Heating and cooling

 

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

From 2009 on all lighting as required (replacing) is Energy Star lighting.

 

[  ]

 

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

 

 

 

 

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

 

 

 

Paper towels

 

100%

 

 

 

All paper towels used on campus are 100 post-consumer recycled.

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments: Soap: UNB has green certified soap in all soap dispensers on campus. This is "green" due to the chemical make-up of the soap that eliminates damage to the natural environment.

 

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

No

 

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

 

 

 

Product 2

 

 

 

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

 

Funds projects for students and staff.

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Recycling station funding comes from non space allocation.

[X]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

Energy projects to increase efficiency.

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[  ]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

Sustainability Officer acts as liaisons for students and staff to the faculty..

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

Different campaigns on campus to reduce waste in offices.

[  ]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[  ]

 

Other

 


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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

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

 

GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY


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

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

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

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

 

 

Start Date          

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1 & 2)

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1, 2 & 3)

 

URL          

 

Notes

2009

 

 

19,497 mT

 

 

 

2,575,044 (Building Area)

2008

 

 

23,784 mT

 

 

 

2,563.844 (Building Area)

2007

 

 

23, 205 mT

 

 

 

2,554,592 (Building Area)

2006

 

 

21, 178 mT

 

 

 

2,554,592 (Building Area)

2005

 

 

22, 897 mT

 

 

 

2,480,626 (Building Area)

 

 

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): 15

Baseline year: 1990

Baseline emissions level: 26,499

Target year: 2020

 

Additional comments:

 

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: 26

Baseline year: 1990

Baseline emissions level: 26,499

Year achieved: 2009

 

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:  0.0093

2008:

 

/2007: 0.0091

2007:

 

/2006: 0.0083

2006:

 

/2005: 0.0092

2005:

 

/2004: 0.0087


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:  2.80

2008:

 

/2007: 2.63

2007:

 

/2006: 2.33

2006:

 

/2005: 2.41

2005:

 

/2004: 2.26

 

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:
567           
Gross square feet of building space: 2,480,626

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

Building energy consumption : (2009/2010) 19,497

Gross square feet of building space : 2,575,044

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

 

20

[X]

 

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

 

80

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

20

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

60

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

20

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

50

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

20

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

85

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

90

[X]

 

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

 

80

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

50

[X]

 

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

 

50

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

55

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

55

[X]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

70

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: DDC Controls – 75% of all campus buildings are integrated into a BAS using DDC controls- LED Light Source – 15% of campus contains LED – all exit lights use LED light source- Compact Fluorescent Light Source. – 65% of incandescent lamps have been converted to compact fluorescent.- T8 and T5 high efficiency lighting systems. - 50% of all fluorescent lighting fixtures on campus have been converted to T8 or T5 efficient lighting- Occupancy sensors and daylight controls.- 5% of rooms on campus contain occupancy or daylight harvesting controls- Plate heat exchangers. – 100% of central chilled water systems are equipped with plate exchangers for free cooling in  the winter.- Demand Controlled Ventilation - CO2 monitoring is utilized in spaces of varying occupancy in 35% of the campus buildings- Night purge cycle programming is incorporated for all central ventilation system.- Automated space temperature setback is carried out for 65% of maintained space.- Economizer cycles for free cooling are provided for all central air systems.- Waste condensate - energy reclaim plate heat exchanger -installed at the Central Heating Plant for the campus.- O2 trim for central heating plant boilers.- Electricity demand control for 65% of campus electricity load.- Variable air volume HVAC systems for 25% of maintained space.- Automated scheduling for 100 % of HVAC systems.- Variable volume control for kitchen hood 1 out of 3 kitchen hoods completed.- Variable pumping systems (all pumps over 5 HP).- Vending Misers – 90% of all pop machines are equipped with built-in vending miser units- Variable frequency drives for 100 % of condensate pumping at Central Heating Plant.- Variable frequency drives for all forced draft fans at Central Heating Plant. - Variable volume fume hoods using static pressure control to detect sash position and quick response valves on 90 % of fume hoods on Campus. - Conversion of large steam heated domestic water tanks to instantaneous water heating systems for 20% of domestic water systems. Remove large steam heated tanks and install small electric tanks where loads are light such as office facilities.


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

[  ]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[  ]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Energy reduction competitions among other Universities & Colleges across Atlantic Canada

 

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

[X]

 

Biomass

 

50%

 

Chip & Sawdust. Byproduct of wood sawmill Facility

[X]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

3%

 

Solar Panels used for walking lights on Cmapus

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

5%

 

Solar panels converted to electrical current to run Electrical labs.

[  ]

 

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

 

35%

Natural Gas

 

Nuclear

 

25%

Petroleum

 

15%

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

 

10%

Other. Please specify:

 

15%

Hydro 15%

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:

394,030,324,500

 

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

 

66%

Coal

 

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

29%

Petroleum

 

5%

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: 8,228
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): 117,408

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
(2009 is our most recent) 7326
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): 319,540

 

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: Scrap metal & Refundable Drink Containers

 

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).

40%

 

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]

 

[  ]

Computers

 

[X]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

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:

We have a computer recycling program, which allows for computers to be given to students and/or local schools at no cost . If the computers are unable to be passed on to another user group UNB recycles them. Printer Cartridges are sealed in a supplied plastic bag, collected and recycled at a certified facility.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

All of our tree branches and bushes ( that fall to the ground) are chipped and used as mulch


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

 

Printing done by Students and Staff is encourage to limit the amount of paper and ink they use.

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

Limited packing for new students.

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

Student were able to have a large sale and swap this year. Organized by the Student Union they were able to sell and trade any old furniture they have collected living on and off campus.

[  ]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Removal of waste cans in offices to a central location outside of the office.


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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?

No

 

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

UNBF are developing a Green Building Policy in cooperation with the Province of New Brunswick Department of Supply and Services and Efficiency NB.The University of New Brunswick Saint John current building project. The University Commons is on track to become a LEED'S certified Gold building. This represents the evolution of UNB's planing and building development, along with the goal of our green building policy.


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 :0

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

 

 

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

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:

Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

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

Certification type:

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?

30%

 

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 

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

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


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Jones House

 

25,938

 

Residence

 

Student Clinic & Student Services

 

Maggie Jean Chestnut

 

17,940

 

Residence

 

College for Bachelors of Philosophy Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 8,191

Square footage: 2,472,215

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 7,576

Square footage: 2,575,044

 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


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

No

 

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


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

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

 

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

Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified:
Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
8228
Water consumed (gallons): 92,441,637

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
7326
Water consumed (gallons): 69,542,870

 

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

 

2%

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[  ]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

50%

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

70%

[  ]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[X]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

10%

[  ]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description: Closed Loop chilled water - 40% (System used for cooling systems and lab equipment).

 

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

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[  ]

 

Porous pavement

[  ]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[  ]

 

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

Renaissance Collage

 

Building

 

150

 

Renaissance Collage has a organic recycling for the student who live on the collage site (a part of UNB). They represent a test site for a more complex recycling system that could be used on the large campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

In 2008 UNB launched its first green orientation kits. This year UNB is striving for a Carbon-Neutral Orientation week. This will be accomplished by having paperless orientation kits, the kits will included a steel water bottle and “green” t-shirt made from bamboo. At all events there will be water provided for the water bottles to cut down on plastic water bottles. This year we will be launching Meatless Monday during orientation week along with information on how to reduce your carbon footprint. There will be different speakers and presentation done by different green groups found on campus.  All the information will be placed on the flash drives so student can take it home and learn about it in greater detail.

 

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

 

Varies on Funding (2009) 6

 

10

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.

 

10

 

2

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

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

Yes, three or more competitions.

 

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

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Recyclmania

Year Initiated: 2008

Website: http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/Index.htm

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

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  

 

UNB green gear

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

The goal is to baseline waste and try and reduce it.

[X]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 25.6 % overall.

Lasting effects of competition: UNB was able to hold 4 different event (2 on each campus), to the theme of "Green the Red". We were able to hold the largest themed green event ever at UNB Saint John.

Additional Information:

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Energy Efficiency Champion - Commercial Sector

Year Initiated: 2003

Website: http://www.efficiencynb.ca/enb/4844/Premiers-Awards-Winners---2010

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[X]

 

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  

 

Award

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: See Energy Management Reduction

Lasting effects of competition:

Additional Information: The Energy Efficiency Champion Commercial Sector Award recognizes an individual or group within the commercial and institutional sector who advocates energy efficiency and displays leadership through activities such as planning, auditing, facility and energy management.

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Residence Energy Conservation Challenge

Year Initiated: 2010

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

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:

[X]  

 

Cash

 

A cash prize for use in a sustainable project.

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

An energy upgrade kit valued at $300.

[X]  

 

Other

 

A cash prize for use in a sustainable projec.t

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: Ref # Name School Residence, School Percent16 Aitken House UNBF Aitken House, UNBF -24.8%19 Lady Beaverbrook UNBF Lady Beaverbrook, UNBF -15.3%25 Gerrard Dalhousie Gerrard, Dalhousie -14.2%23 Glendenning Hall Holland College Glendenning Hall, Holland College -13.9%17 Bridges House UNBF Bridges House, UNBF -6.7%20 MacKenzie House UNBF MacKenzie House, UNBF -3.9%26 Risley Dalhousie Risley, Dalhousie -3.1%22 Neville House UNBF Neville House, UNBF 0.1%24 Shirreff /Eliza Ritchie Dalhousie Shirreff /Eliza Ritchie, Dalhousie 0.1%27 Howe/Studley Dalhousie Howe/Studley, Dalhousie 0.4%21 Neill House UNBF Neill House, UNBF 2.1%14 Andrew Hall UPEI Andrew Hall, UPEI 3.3%18 Harrison House UNBF Harrison House, UNBF 3.4%4 Harper Hall Mount A Harper Hall, Mount A 3.8%3 Windsor Hall Mount A Windsor Hall, Mount A 5.3%5 Campbell Hall Mount A Campbell Hall, Mount A 5.6%6 Hunton House Mount A Hunton House, Mount A 6.0%1 Dunn UNBSJ Dunn, UNBSJ 7.4%9 Bermuda House Mount A Bermuda House, Mount A 9.6%2 MacKay UNBSJ MacKay, UNBSJ 11.1%7 Bigelow & Bennett House Mount A Bigelow & Bennett House, Mount A 11.2%29 Cameron Hall St. F X Cameron Hall, St. F X 11.6%8 Edwards & Thornton House Mount A Edwards & Thornton House, Mount A 12.3%34 MSB (Camden & Marguerite) St. F X MSB (Camden & Marguerite), St. F X 12.8%30 Governors Hall St. F X Governors Hall, St. F X 14.3%28 Bishops Hall St. F X Bishops Hall, St. F X 14.5%32 MacIsaac Hall St. F X MacIsaac Hall, St. F X 16.2%15 Blanchard Hall UPEI Blanchard Hall, UPEI 17.1%13 Bernardine Hall UPEI Bernardine Hall, UPEI 17.2%10 Pavillon Bousquet Mount A Pavillon Bousquet, Mount A 17.3%33 MacKinnon Hall St. F X MacKinnon Hall, St. F X 17.5%31 Lane Hall A & B St. F X Lane Hall A & B, St. F X 20.1%12 Carriage House Mount A Carriage House, Mount A 20.5%35 Power & Somers Hall St. F X Power & Somers Hall, St. F X 23.8%11 Cuthbertson Mount A Cuthbertson, Mount A 39.8%

Lasting effects of competition: The competition will run in 2011 and the improvements to energy efficiency will be continued into the future by all institutions.

Additional Information: The residence energy Conservation Challenge is a regional challenge for residences across the Maritime Provinces. There are 37 residences from 6 institutions and 7 campuses participating this year with over 6000 students involved to reduce energy usage.PlaqueThe plaque was made by the facilities group at UNB. It was presented to the winning residence and was sponsored by NB Power and Maritime Electric .Energy Upgrade KitThe upgrade kit will also be presented to the winning residence and was donated by NB Power.Cash PrizeThe cash prize was made up of equal contributions from each campus of $200 for a total prize of $1400. GuidelinesPresentation of the prizes were made upon completion of the competition. The plaque was made in such a manner to allow it to be transferred to the winning residence each year. The energy upgrade kit will be used to reduce energy usage in the winning residence or elsewhere on the winning campus as appropriate.The cash prize was awarded to the winning residence with the following specifications: • The winning residence will form a committee with residence, university facilities and university sustainability (where possible) representation.• The committee will administer the prize through a sustainable project for the winning residence. Alternatively, the prize could be used for a sustainable project on the campus or within the community.Award CeremonyAn award ceremony was held for the winning residence where the prizes were presented.

 

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

UNB Green

 

UNB  green is a group that  meets in order to move the green issues ahead on campus. They focus on recycling programs in residence and in the buildings around campus. unbgreen@live.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Law/Green Eco/ Green and Blue (Biology) / Green Nursing

 

These campus departments all have organizations that look at ways in reducing the impact of their staff/students and faculty's impact on the school and environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNB Green Residency

 

Examine ways they can improve the recycling program and green spaces at the residence of UNB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers Without Borders: Engineers Without Borders

 

Helps people in developing communities gain access to technologies that will improve their lives. They believe that technology, when appropriately incorporated into each community's social, cultural, economic and political context, can drive extraordinary change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

124

 

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

 

 

 

 

Number of vehicles

[  ]  

 

100 percent electric

 

[  ]  

 

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    

 

[  ]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

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)?

64%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

7%

Carpool/vanpool

 

8%

Public transit

 

10%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

25%

Walking

 

39%

 

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

26%

 

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: We have signed into a online program called Pathway Intelligence. Where students and staff can sign up and be matched with other people who live within there home area. The matching and tracking,allows UNB to have  an effective Transportation Demand Management program.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

A year long bus pass is available to all students, where there student ID's act as the pass. The cost is 75% less then what it would normally cost over those 9 months.

 

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[  ]  

 

Faculty

 

[  ]  

 

Staff

 

[X]  

 

Students   

 

75% off


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

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

No

 

 If not applicable, please explain: Both campuses do not require  it due to the small sizes of the campuses (UNB Fredericton and UNB Saint John).

 

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

 

Open to all students and staff, the Safe Ride Program has two pick-up zones on campus and will take you to your home (within 15 mins of the campus, which covers about 10k in any direction from the school).

 

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created: 2009
Number of bikes available: 14
Usage fee per hour:
Usage fee per day:

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $40

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators: $40

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: In partnership with Student Union and Campus Sustainability Office, Campus Recreation manages a bicycle rental program.The Bicycle Rental Program is designed to better serve UNB students, faculty/staff who would like to explore the city of Fredericton and the surrounding areas. The program is not intended to provide UNB students, faculty/staff day-to-day transportation from his/her residence to the university, but rather a means of promoting outdoor physical activity and experiencing the community.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created: 2009
Service fee: No
Description: On the days that the UNB bike program is doing repairs to there bikes, students and staff are welcome to bring their bike to get basic repairs done to the bikes.

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:
Total number of vehicles: 
Number of hybrid vehicles:
Usage fee per hour:
Usage fee per day:


Annual membership fee for students: 

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators: 

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

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 University of New Brunswick will pursue a compact pedestrian-oriented core campus that strives to be welcoming, safe, user-friendly, and accessible to all. Infill of the campus core and the creation of a strong pedestrian infrastructure that welcomes and supports all pedestrians will strengthen the existing campus. Road networks should serve to meet service, utility, and delivery needs, and to bring people to the periphery of a pedestrianized campus where walking is easy, pleasant and a part of the campus culture. Clustering of departments and uses, such as student services, will facilitate ease of movement throughout all seasons. A parking strategy must build upon this pedestrian-oriented context”. – Second Principal in the Campus Plan.  www.unb.ca/campusplan/

 

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

 

 

 

 

Employees eligible

 

Description:

[  ]  

 

Telecommuting

 

 

[  ]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

 

 

Additional comments:


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

91

 

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

3 million

 

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

9,000

 

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

2,000

 

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

34%

 

 

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)

[  ]    

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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