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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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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 Wisconsin - Madison

Date submitted: August 4, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

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

[  ]  No

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

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

 

Description: Policy:  The University’s sustainability mission is to align research and teaching on sustainability with campus operations in the service of environment, economic, and social responsibility to people and the plant.  It is comprised of 6 sub-groups concentrating on Energy, Food, Health, Transportation, Natural & Built Environment, Material & Consumption URL: www.sustainability.wisc.eduPlan: Follow up to a $29 million investment to increase the efficiency of the campus facilities, the University launched it’s WE CONSERVE initiative in 2006 and has invested over $48 million and a comprehensive awareness and education campaign which has resulted in annual reduction of over 1 trillion BTUs of energy, 178,000,000 gallons of water, 90,000 tons of carbon dioxide, and 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel.  URL: www.conserve.wisc.edu

 

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

[  ]  None

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

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[X]  Other. Please describe: Commitment#1) The Chancellor has committed the university to conduct a comprehensive energy audit of all its facilities and operations to minimize its energy usage and environmental footprint which has resulted in over 20 percent reduction in campus annual energy usage since 2006.  The University is in the mist of a $250 million project to eliminate use of coal in the campus heating plants.


3)  Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan? Check all that apply.
[  ]  No
[  ]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

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

 

Description: http://www.chancellor.wisc.edu/strategicplan/priorities-initiatives.html

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

4)  Does your school have any administrative councils, committees or task forces that advise on and/or implement sustainability policies and programs?

You may provide detailed information for up to three committees. If you have one advisory committee that is broken down into subcommittees, please indicate that you have one committee and answer the questions on the following page for the entire committee (the sum of data for all subcommittees).

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: One committee

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: Sustainability Task Force

Number of meetings:

 

6)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

5

Faculty

 

8

Staff

 

5

Students

 

10

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   

 

Gregg Mittman  

 

Faculty

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

 

Creation of a 3 credit hour course called "Why We Conserve" to encourage students with different academic plans to get involved in environmental stewardship and the commitment to imbed sustainability in the curiculam

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Task force to integrate teaching, research and operations to maximize sustainabilty

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

annual CO2 reduction of 90,000 sue to conservation and reduction of coal use

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

investment of over $48 million in energy conservation projects since 2006

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

20% annual reduction in campus energy use compared to 2006

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

composting all pre-consmer food waste and maximizing the use of local food as

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

all new buildings to be at least LEED silver compatible

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Over 8000 students has pladged to implement energy conservation measures in their daily life

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

50% of faculty and staff and 89% of students use alternatives to driving alone

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

15% annaul reducton in landfill deposits since 2006

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

41% annual reduction since 2002

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

a campuswide initative

 

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: WE CONSERVE

Year created: 2006

Description: Campus environmental stewardship initiative

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 12

 

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: Director of Campus Sustainabilty Operations

Department: WE CONSERVE

Time worked (in FTE): 75%

Job description: To promote the spirit of environmental stewardship in the campus and to minimize campus energy usage and eco-footprint

 

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

Project Coordinator

 

WE CONSRVE

 

100%

 

Coordinates assigned sustainabilty Projects

Project Coordinator

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

Coordinates assigned sustainability projects

Project Coordinator

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

Coordinates assigned sustainability projects

Project Coordinator

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

Coordinates assiged sustainability projects

Project Coordinator

 

WE CONSERVE

 

80%

 

Coordinates assigned sustainability projects

Communication specialist

 

WE CONSERVE

 

20%

 

campus communications

Web Master

 

WE CONSERVE

 

20%

 

website management

Marketing Consultant

 

WE CONSERVE

 

20%

 

Stratigic Social Marketing

Engineer

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

energy audits and project design

Engineer

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

energy audit and project design

Engineer

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

energy audits and project design

Project Manager

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

Energy project implemetation

Project Manager

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

energy project implementaton

Accountant

 

WE CONSERVE

 

10%

 

Financial management

Constructio coordinator

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

Energy project construction

Construction Coordinator

 

WE CONSERVE

 

100%

 

energy project construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

www.sustainabilty.wisc.edu and www.conserve.wisc.edu

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

Yes

 

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

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Computers/electronics

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Lighting

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Paper products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[X]

 

[  ]


Other description: Electric Waste DIsposal COntract.

 

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

 

75%

 

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[  ]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

 

[  ]

 

Heating and cooling

 

 

[  ]

 

Lighting and fans

 

 

[  ]

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

Additional comments: Not much of others fall into Energy Start Certification. so we cannot assue a percentage.

 

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

 

40%

 

0

 

100

 

Facial tissues

 

100

 

0

 

100

 

Napkins

 

100

 

0

 

100

 

Notepads

 

no specific data available

 

 

 

Office paper

 

80% used is 40% recycled.  20% used is 100% recycle

 

 

 

Paper towels

 

100

 

0

 

100

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Dell has some energy star certified

 

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

 

Energy efficiency measures are imbedded in all capital budget projects

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Energy efficiency measures are imbedded in all maintenance and operation of the Physical Plant

[X]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

$48 million was invested in the last 4 years issuing bonds to be paid back from energy savings

[  ]

 

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

 

WE CONSERVE's Eco-Smart program coordinators work with building occupants to implement measures to maximize sustainability by concentrating on Efficient Systems, Informed people, realistic expectations, and Responsible Actions

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

both

[  ]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[X]

 

Other

 

Campus signs, concerts, events, freshman orientation,


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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

 

 

622,262 tons

 

 

 

ton = 2000 lb

2008

 

 

641,866 tons

 

 

 

2007

 

 

741,152 tons

 

 

 

2006

 

 

754,226 tons

 

 

 

2005

 

 

742,958 tond

 

 

 

 

 

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): 20%

Baseline year: 2006

Baseline emissions level: 742,958

Target year: 2010

 

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: 16%

Baseline year: 2006

Baseline emissions level: 742,958

Year achieved: 2009

 

Additional comments: UW-Madison is expected to exceed its reduction by 2010 due to all the energy conservation projects under construction.

 

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:

 

58.90 lb/gsf

2008:

 

61.19 lb/gsf

2007:

 

72.03 lb/gsf

2006:

 

75.66 lb/gsf

2005:

 

77.28 lb/gsf


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:

 

29,632 lb/student

2008:

 

30,565 lb/student

2007:

 

35,293 lb/student

2006:

 

35,916 lb/student

2005:

 

35,379 lb/student

 

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:
5,913,149,804        
Gross square feet of building space: 19,227,692

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

Building energy consumption : 5,664,381,079

Gross square feet of building space : 21,129,443

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

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[X]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

Heating Plants

[X]

 

Economizers

 

80%

[X]

 

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

 

80%

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

Heating Plants

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

50%

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

100% exit lights

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

10,000 installed

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

5%

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

100%

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

30%

[X]

 

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

 

95%

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

25%

[X]

 

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

 

25%

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

Heating Plants

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

10%

[X]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

10%

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

100%

[X]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

80%

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description:


27) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use? Check all that apply.

[  ]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[  ]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[X]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

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

[  ]

 

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

 

68%

Natural Gas

 

12%

Nuclear

 

10%

Petroleum

 

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

 

10%

Other. Please specify:

 

It is based on the low supplier of the day per decisions from a central non-university electrial grid management group.  However, the 10% wind pwer is fixed.

Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid:


31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?
RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e Certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standards .

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Date of most recent purchase: 2010
Length of contract: On going
Average annual quantity (kWh): 44,000,000
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents: 10%

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

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

4,502,779,000

 

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

 

41%

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

56%

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 

3%

PDF,TDF, oil

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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:
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:

Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):

 

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)

[X]

 

Plastics (some)

[  ]

 

Other. Please list: building materials, crap metal, paper pellets, carpet, light 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).

40%

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE


37) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

 

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

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Cell phones

 

[X]

 

[X]

Computers

 

[X]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[  ]

 

[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?

80%


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)?

 

If yes, please check and describe all of the programs below that are in place at your institution:

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Limited printing

 

[  ]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

Dorms and Apartment Moveout collection reduced landfill deposit by 28 tons this year

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

SWAP operation facilitates reuse of items not needed by the University departments and other state operations

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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GREEN BUILDING

 

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


41) Does your school have a formal green building policy pertaining to design and construction for new buildings and major renovations?

Yes

 

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

The University of Wisconsin Madison is committed to constructing buildings that not only aid in the success of its students and staff, but are environmentally conscious and sustainable for years to come. The University is committed to achieve LEED certification for all new buildings and major renovations and will seek Silver-level rating at a minimum. The UW’s policy requires sustainable design guidelines to be applied to all new major construction and renovation projects. Further, the University is integrating sustainable design in new construction projects through research from its’ students, faculty and staff.URL: https://fpm-www3.fpm.wisc.edu/cpd/UWBuildsGreen/tabid/193/Default.aspx


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 :

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

128,000

 

Kohl Center Hockey/Swimming Facility

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

1,015,849

 

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, School of Human Ecology, SMPH Faculty Centennial Office Building, Lakeshore Residence Hall/Food Service Facility

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

972,664

 

School of Education, New South Campus Union, Wisconsin Energy Institute

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

 

 

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

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:
1
Combined gross square footage: 108,000
Building names: School of Education

 

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?

90%

 

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 

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

Total number of adaptive reuse projects completed since the year 2000:   1


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

University Houses Preschool

 

5,000

 

Apartments

 

Preschool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 40,740

Square footage: 19,916,617

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 39,672

Square footage: 21,129,443

 

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: 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: 8
Combined gross square footage: 2,116,513
Building names: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, School of Human Ecology, SMPH Faculty Centennial Office Building, Lakeshore Residence Hall/Food Service Facility, School of Education, New South Campus Union, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Kohl Center Hockey/Swimming Facility

 

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:
46,000
Water consumed (gallons): 2,734,083

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
46,000
Water consumed (gallons): 1,927,648

 

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     

[  ]  

 

Building water metering

 

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

Dorms

[X]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

[  ]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[  ]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:

 

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

[X]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Information concerning energy management will be drawn from question 26 (Climate Change & Energy) . If you wish to provide any additional information about energy-efficiency technologies installed in campus buildings, please attach it in a supplemental document at the end of the survey.


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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

 

56) Please list sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school.

 A sustainability-themed residential community is created specifically to provide students with a living-and-learning experience focused on sustainability.  Students must have actively selected or applied to live in the residence. Example: Synergy House at Colorado College .

 

For each sustainability-themed residential community, please provide the following information:

 

Name of program     

 

Type of community     

 

Number of students involved     

 

Additional details

GreenHouse

 

Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 addition to an aggressive marketing and awareness campaign, studentssign up to the "I Pledge" program to announce their personal  goals for sustainability.  Over 8000 have pledged to date.

 

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

 

15

 

20

Unpaid positions

 

100

 

5


59) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or a similar program to promote behavioral change on campus?

 

If yes, please provide the URL to the program's website. If not, select “no.”

http://www.housing.wisc.edu/sustainability/index.php

 

Please provide the following details about the number of students involved in program, their average working hours, and any compensation that they receive.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Paid positions.

 

 

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

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

Yes, three or more competitions.

 

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

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

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, please 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:

 

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

REthink Wisconsin

 

Encourages and facilitates sustainable waste management practices throughout UW=Madison

 

http://rethinkwisconsin.org/

 

 

 

 

 

AWWA-WEF

 

Provides opportunities to students interested in water quality and environmental health

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=14213

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Green Builders

 

Students and young professionals intent on cultivating future green building leaders.

 

http://www.engr.wisc.edu/studentorgs/uwegb/

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Hub (eHub)

 

Connects students, researchers, and organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to energy.

 

http://www.uwehub.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Law Society

 

Provides opportunities for students to become immersed in environmental issues and activities, such as: interacting with local organizations and communities throughout Wisconsin, researching environmental law topics, enjoying outdoor recreational activities, and building relationships with others (students as well as politicians, attorneys, and other professionals) in a relaxed environment.

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=13452

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Studies Club

 

Promotes a healthy environment around campus and the city of Madison

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=13352

 

 

 

 

 

F. H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture

 

Encourages education and hands-on experience with small scale sustainable agriculture.

 

http://www.fhkingstudentfarm.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Food UW-Madison

 

Uses food as an entry point for linking seemingly disparate issues such as environmental justice, agricultural pollution, biodiversity loss, obesity, urban sprawl, and even global climate change in understanding and in action.

 

http://slowfooduw.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability Leadership Alliance

 

Serves as the central conduit for student action and education on sustainability issues, provide research and analysis on student sustainability initiatives, support collaborative community initiatives, and provide students with the experiences to be leaders in the future green economy.

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=14283

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Ecology

 

Provides a sense of identity and fosters communication among campus ecologists through monthly meetings and annual activities.

 

http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/meg

 

 

 

 

 

WIsconsin Environmentalists with a Jewish Initiative

 

Educate people, with a focus on Jewish teachings and beliefs, on environmental issues and help protect the environment in the Madison area.

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=13298

 

 

 

 

 

Women of the Scarred Earth

 

Fosters visual, theatre, performance, musical art to create dialogue around social and environmental justice.

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=13855

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Student Public Interest Research Group

 

Encourages educational experience in democratic citizenship to better the environment and social equality.

 

http://www.wispirgstudents.org/madison

 

 

 

 

 

Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (C-FACT)

 

Dedicated to utilizing the free-enterprise system to solve consumer and environmental problems.

 

http://www.cfactcampus.org

 

 

 

 

 

Environment and Public Health Network for Chinese Students and Scholars

 

To connect Chinese scholars, students and others who are concerned about environmental and public health issues; to unite China, the United States, and other countries to share information and discuss solutions for environmental and public health issues in China and the rest of the world; and to provide the supporting logic for wise environmental and public health practices.

 

http://www.encss.org

 

 

 

 

 

Muir Woods Mentors

 

We teach the 5th graders about protecting and improving nature while encouraging them to attend college.

 

http://muirwoodsmentors.rso.wisc.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

Student Alliance of Veterinarians for the Environment

 

To promote awareness and education of environmental issues to students of the vet school.

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=13712

 

 

 

 

 

Students for Bird Conservation

 

Provides a channel for students who are already bird enthusiasts and biodiversity conservationists as well as reaching out to a larger audience.

 

http://birdconserve.rso.wisc.edu/about.html

 

 

 

 

 

Student Conservation Association-Madison

 

Brings together alumni of SCA programs and other like-minded individuals in service to conservation efforts in the Madison area

 

http://cfli.wisc.edu/search/orginfo.asp?RegHistoryID=14120

 

 

 

 

 

EDGE Project

 

Addresses issues of sustainable development and gender equality abroad.

 

http://edgeproject.rso.wisc.edu/goals.html


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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.

680

 

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

 

26

[  ]   

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

0

[  ]  

 

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

 

64

[  ]  

 

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

 

0

[  ]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

34

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

0

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

0

[  ]  

 

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)?

88%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

20%

Carpool/vanpool

 

1%

Public transit

 

16%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

1%

Walking

 

48%

 

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

50%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

13%

Carpool/vanpool

 

9%

Public transit

 

13%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

50%

Walking

 

4%

 

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: Preferential parking location.Match up service on line or in person.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

On line or trilkored in person

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

On line or in person

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

Preferred location

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

Free local/reginal bus passes are provided to employees and students

 

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

Full discount

[X]  

 

Staff

 

Full discount

[X]  

 

Students   

 

Full discount


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

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

Intra-campus bus is free

 

 

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

 

free pass to all local buses

 

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.


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

 

Annual membership fee for students: 

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created: 1990
Service fee: No
Description: self-help bike repair center with staff to help at certain times

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created: 2003
Total number of vehicles:  9
Number of hybrid vehicles: 6
Usage fee per hour: $8-$9.75
Usage fee per day: $75


Annual membership fee for students:  $35

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  $35

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)?

Ped/bike only mall in eastern spine of campus and 2 connecting ped/bike only paths aong lengh of campus.  2 ped/bike only bridges over major arterial through campus; peds first policy on corner radii to shortern crosswalks

 

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: A number of studies show an increase in SOV use (at home) for telecommuters


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

871

 

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

21,129,443

 

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

34,918

 

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

4,754

 

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

15%

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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