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Report Card 2010

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Brigham Young University
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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D-
Brigham Young University

School details:

  Grade higher than last year

 

Endowment: $868 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Provo, Utah

Enrollment: 39,534

Type: Private

 

Campus Survey: No

Dining Survey: No

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: Yes (see response)

 

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

 
Overall grade  
D -
Brigham Young University has designated a number of environmental categories as priorities in creating a sustainable campus. Biodegradable soaps and cleansers are used throughout operations. Food service equipment purchased after 2006 is energy efficient.
The university has implemented several energy efficiency upgrades, including lighting retrofits and installation of variable speed drives on pumps and fans.
Dining services is integrating some local and organic food into its menus. One dining location offers biodegradable plates and napkins. The university's recycling program accepts aluminum, cardboard, paper, and electronics, and lawn waste is composted.
Although the university has no known green buildings or a green building policy, it has replaced light switches in offices with motion sensors, upgraded roof insulation, and retrofitted many campus buildings with low-emissivity reflective glass.
The student group BYU Recycles was active in developing the university's recycling program, and the university participated in RecycleMania 2009.
The university's vehicle fleet includes hybrid and electric passenger vehicles. Approximately 20 percent of students and employees take advantage of the Utah Transit Authority bus passes that are distributed at a discounted rate.
The university has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record.
The university aims to optimize investment return and has not made any public statements about investigating or investing in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The university has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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