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Name: Rich Strong
Title:
Director, Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Date survey submitted:
July 21, 2009

ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available: The university will promote sustainable transit options, increase energy efficiency, and purchase environmentally friendly goods to expand the market for them. URLs: http://www.sustainable.iupui.edu/index.htm      http://www.cees.iupui.edu/education/Campus_Sustainability/Publications/Guiding_Principles/2008_01_Campus_Sustainability_Principles.pdf

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. If completed, please provide the date the GHG Report was submitted to the ACUPCC:

3) Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes

4) 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 URL, if available: Not yet finalized but presentations of the preliminary plan can be found at the following link: http://www.iupui.edu/administration/chancellor/masterplan/

[  ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

ADVISORY COUNCIL
5) Does your school have a council or committee that advises on and/or implements policies and programs related to sustainability?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes


If you answered "No" to question 5, please proceed directly to question 11.

6) Please provide the name of the committee and list the number of meetings held since August 2008.
Name: Campus Sustainability Steering Committee with Six Subcommittees
Number of meetings: 2 – Quarterly Steering Committee Meetings; Subcommittees are meeting more frequently as needed

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.
[# 2]  Administrators
[# 8 ]  Faculty
[# 11]  Staff
[#    ]  Students
[#    ]  Other. Please describe:

8) 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.
If 2009-2010 academic year information is not yet available, please provide information for 2008-2009 instead.
Name of chair(s):   Lenore Tedesco, PhD and Rich Strong
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student):  faculty, staff

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? The committee provides recommendations to university administration.

10) Please list key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2008.

Key issues/programs that the group has addressed/implemented since August 2008:
Implementation of the Campus Sustainability Principles for campus life and operations adopted by campus administration in April 2008.

Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:
The committee has focused on organizing and populating the six sustainability subcommittees with the adoption of the principles: Built Environment, Energy, Land/Air/Water, Public Health, Recycling, and Transportation. Each committee is co-chaired by faculty and staff to represent both academics and operations. Sub-committees are formulating action plans and projects to further the Campus Sustainability Principles. A new grant program, Greening IUPUI Grant Fund, was also implemented by campus administration during winter of 2008. IUPUI is providing up to $50,000 annually to fund student, faculty, and staff led initiatives which will "green" IUPUI by advancing the Sustainability Principles. The inaugural year’s grant round funded three projects at $24,800 total:

 

IUPUI’s Environmental Impact by the Numbers - $19,000

·         Student Internship Program

·         1 Intern Funded for Summer 2009 to make recommendations on scope of project and develop data collection methodology

·         5 Student Interns Funded for 2009-2010

·         Data collection and report preparation and identify projects

·         Will assist campus with setting sustainability goals and designing projects to implement the Campus Sustainability Principles

·         Collect benchmark data on campus impact

·         Sustainability subcommittees work with interns to help with data collection

·         Student interns and sustainability subcommittees utilize data to develop  and prioritize projects

 

Common Green Contest - $3,800 

·         Part of 2009-2010 Common Theme Project: “Consuming Well for the Wealth of Communities, from IUPUI to the World.”

·         Three contests for IUPUI students and staff who submit the best proposals for a feasible change in practices at the university that reduces wasteful resource consumption and/or mitigates harmful environmental impact

·         Student Category

·         Staff Category

·         IUPUI Sustainability Logo and Slogan Development

 

Sustainable Bags for Student Orientation - $2,000

·         Replaces the current plastic bags for new student orientation

·         Contributes towards the purchase of approximately 6000 cloth bags

·         Bags will have the IUPUI Recycles logo on them


SUSTAINABILITY STAFF
11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.
[#    ]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [         ]
[#    ]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [        ]

12) Does the head of the sustainability staff report directly to the president or another high-level administrator (e.g., vice president, vice chancellor)?
[X]  N/A
[  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT
13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe (including name of office or department and year created):

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

[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide URL: http://www.sustainable.iupui.edu/index.htm

GREEN PURCHASING
15) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?
[    ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available: http://www.indiana.edu/~purchase/index.html and see Green Purchasing

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Some. Please describe: by Policy

Policy - Procurement of Appliances and Electronics
... All energy consuming products, appliances and equipment purchased by the University shall be Energy Star qualified whenever possible or practical.
www.indiana.edu/~purchase/policies/p190.html
[  ]  All

17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Some. Please describe: It’s available on our Guy Brown contract; departments purchase on their own http://www.indiana.edu/~purchase/green/spotlight.html .
[  ]  All. Please describe:

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[  ]  All. Please describe:

19) Are your school's computer/electronics purchase decisions made in accordance with standards such as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Some. Please describe: Dell and Apple are compliant
[  ]  All

20) Does your school use only pesticides that meet the standards for organic crop production set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Canadian Organic Standards (excluding on-campus farms)?
[X ]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[  ]  All

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY

21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?
Please check all that apply.
[X]  No.
[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:
[  ]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (in metric tons of CO2e). Also, include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.
2008:
2007:
2006:
2005:

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION
The purchase of carbon offsets does not count toward greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions for this indicator. They are counted in a subsequent indicator.
22) Has your school made a commitment to reducing GHG emissions by a specific amount?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please list details.
Reduction level:
Baseline year:
Target date:

 

If you answered only "No" or "In progress" to question 21, please now skip to question 27.

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS
23) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions?
[  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please list details.
Percentage reduced:
Baseline year:
Date achieved:

24) Please provide the total heating and cooling degree days averaged over the past three years.
Data on total degree heating and cooling days is available at: http://www.degreedays.net/ . This information will be used to help reduce bias between schools in different climates.
Cooling degree days average over the past three years:
Heating degree days average over the past three years:

25) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-thousand-square-foot basis for the past three years.
Per-Thousand-Square-Foot Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space in thousands of square feet.
2008:
2007:
2006:

26) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-full-time-student basis for the past three years.
Per-Student Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time enrolled students.
2008:
2007:
2006:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
27) What programs or technologies has your school implemented to improve energy efficiency (e.g., cogeneration plant, retrocommissioning of HVAC systems, performing system tune-ups, temperature setbacks)?
 Retrocommissioning of HVAC systems, temperature setbacks, seasonal temperature set points of 70/76

ENERGY CONSERVATION
28) Do you facilitate programs that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use (e.g., cash incentives, signs reminding individuals to turn off lights and appliances)?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe: Campus-wide e-mail communications quarterly, signs reminding to shut fume hood sashes, signs asking not to use automatic doors unless necessary

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please specify percentage of overall electricity generated from each of the following sources and describe details below.
[    %]  B100 biodiesel
[    %]  Clean biomass
[    %]  Concentrating solar power (CSP)
[    %]  Geothermal
[    %]  Low-impact hydropower
[    %]  Solar photovoltaics
[    %]  Wind
[    %]  Other

Description:

30)  Does your school have solar hot water systems?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please specify number of systems and total BTUs generated annually, if available:


RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE
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 standard.
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract:
Quantity (kWh):
Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents:

 

32) Has your school purchased non-electric energy from renewable sources?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract:
Quantity (BTUs):
Percentage of your total non-electric energy use that it represents:

ON-SITE COMBUSTION
33) Please provide total BTUs of energy for heating and cooling from on-site combustion:
54,077mmBTU

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:
100% natural gas

35) Is any on-site combustion for heating and cooling derived from renewable sources?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Percentage on-site combustion derived from renewable sources: [   %]
Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [#      ]
Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling:


FOOD & RECYCLING
The food portion of this category is covered in a separate dining survey.

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS
36) 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)
[ ]  Other. Please list:

37) Diversion rate: [ 21%]

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE
38) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. If available, please indicate the total annual weight or volume of each material collected for recycling or reuse.
[X ]  Batteries
[ X ]  Cell phones
[ X ]  Computers
[X]  Lightbulbs
[X]  Printer cartridges
[ X ]  Other E-waste. Please list:: Televisions, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, camcorders, cameras, radios, games systems, office equipment, microwaves.

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)

39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?
[80-90%]

 

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locatinos other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?

[X] No

[   ] Yes. Please describe:

SOURCE REDUCTION
41) Do you have any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

[    ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe:   We do a clothing/food/misc items drive at the end of the semester.  Signs and boxes are made available for students to drop off items they would like to donate (organizers, clothes, canned food, etc.).  The Salvation Army then collects these items.

GREEN BUILDING

GREEN BUILDING POLICY
42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43)
Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[# 0]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings. 1 in design
[    sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.
[# 0]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria
[    sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[# 0]  Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS
46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.
[# 0]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.
[# 0]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

48) Please indicate renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[# 0]  Total number of renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

49) What energy-efficiency technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., HVAC systems, motion sensors, ambient light sensors, T5 lighting, LED lighting, timers, laundry technology)?  

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of maintained building space have been retrofitted with motion sensors; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).  

 

Motion Sensors – passive infrared and ultrasonic – 3 buildings - <5% of building space

Ambient Light Sensors – photovoltaic – 1 building - <1% of building space

Timers – mechanical spaces - <5% 

50) What water-conservation technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., low-flow faucets, low-flow showerheads, waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, gray water systems, laundry technology)?

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of the maintained building space have been retrofitted with low-flow faucets; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).   

 

Timer Faucets – push button – 1 buildings - <1%


51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[     %] unknown

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES
52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?
[ X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Name of program:
Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house):
Number of students involved:
Additional details:

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
53) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?
[    ]  No
[X ]  Yes. Please describe how sustainability is incorporated (e.g., information sessions, green tour):   Statements on sustainability activities taking place on campus are made at new student orientations and literature is also available.

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
54) Does your school offer on-campus office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student:
[# 1]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:  25

Five additional paid positions will be filled in fall 2009.
[#     ]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

55) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or other similar programs to promote behavioral change on campus?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below, and indicate URL if available:
[#     ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
56) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide total number of active organizations, names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs, if available:

Environmental Awareness League
Engineers without Boarders
Environmental Ethics Club
Go Green IUPUI!
Hiefer International – IUPUI Chapter
Students for Fair Trade
http://studentlink.iupui.edu/


SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS
57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[ X]  No  We will be participating in Recycle Mania for the first time in spring 2010.
[  ]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.
Name of competition:
Year initiated:
Frequency of competition:
Participants:
Incentives:
Goal of competition:
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition:
Website:

  TRANSPORTATION

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[# 190]

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.
[# 1 ]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:  Honda Civic – 4dr compact vehicle
[# 3]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles:  (2)Global Electric Motorcar, (1)Chevy S-10
[# 8]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used:  Combination of Chevy 5500s, GMC 5500s, and Ford E450s; B20
[#        ]  Other. Please describe:


60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?
[#        ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students): Sharing a permit: then they get ½ price parking.

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe the program including the size of the discount (as a percent of full price) and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students): Students ride for free.

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please describe: Free shuttles are provided by the university to several campus locations.

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[X ]  Yes. Please describe: We have many off campus buildings and off -site parking.

BICYCLE PROGRAM
65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?
[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created:
Number of bikes available:
Fees for participation:
Repair services provided:

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM
66) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created:
Total number of vehicles:
Number of hybrid vehicles:
Fee for membership:

PLANNING
67) 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)?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please describe: A new master plan has been completed and has pedestrian friendly walkways included.

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?
[     %] ?

 

STATISTICS

69) Campus setting:
[  ]  Rural
[  ]  Suburban
[X]  Urban
[  ]  Other. Please describe:

70)  Total number of buildings: [# 94]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 9,333,070 ]  Fall/Spring 2008-09
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#36510]  Fall/Spring 2008-09      
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 22916] Fall/Spring 2008-09
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [# 6984.13 (undergraduate); 5753.75 (graduate)]  Fall/Spring 2008-09
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [ 5.7 %] Fall 2008

Questions 76-87 are for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Please mark an "X" next to each item that applies to your institution.

76)  Outdoors club: [  ]
77)  Disposable water bottle ban: [  ]
78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [  ]
79)  Student trustee position: [  ]
80)  Environmental science/studies major: [X]
81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [X]
82)  Graduate-level environmental program: X ]
83)  Student green fee: [  ]
84)  Alumni green fund: [  ]
85)  Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [  ]
86)  Campus garden or farm: [  ]
87)  Single-stream recycling: [  ]

 

 

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