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Report Card 2007

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Baylor University
College Sustainability Report Card 2007

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Baylor University

School details:

Endowment: $870 million as of June 30, 2006

Location: Waco, Texas


Campus Survey: Yes

Endowment Survey: Yes


Data compiled from independent research. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methods section.

Overall grade  
D +
The University has no formal policies that pursue campus sustainability. In practice, energy consumption has been reduced through building commissioning and the operation of a cogeneration facility that is 50 percent more efficient than a standard boiler.
The University has a cogeneration facility that produces energy 50 percent more efficiently than standard boilers, and building commissioning has helped to identify energy inefficiencies.
The University recycles and composts. However, dining services has not committed to providing local or organic options.
The University has no green building policy and has no projects registered for LEED certification. A campus-wide lighting retrofit consisted of upgrading 50,000 fixtures to energy-efficient appliances.
The University makes neither its proxy voting record nor its list of endowment holdings public.
The University prioritizes investing to maximize profit and is also exploring renewable energy investment funds or similar investment vehicles.
The University asks that its investment managers handle the details of proxy voting
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