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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, 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 2009 . 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.

 

Name: Michael Paul
Title:
Executive Director Facilities Management and Sustainability
Date survey submitted:
7/28/09

ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[X]  No It has been assigned to the newly formed SMU Sustainability Committee to develop a sustainability policy.
[  ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?
[X]  No SMU is committed to completing the tasks outlined in the ACUPCC (a formal Sustainability Committee was formed; SMU has completed a carbon inventory, 2004 to present; 2 of 7 of the tasks have been completed – local shuttle with free mass transit and RecycleMania participation). Once the Sustainability Committee develops a carbon neutral plan and a method to pay for the plan, the ACUPCC will be recommended for signature by the President. The Student Senate voted unamiously for the University President to sign the ACUPCC.
[  ]  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: Indirectly

http://smu.edu/campus_planning/Master_Plan.asp
[X]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available: Indirectly.

http://www.smu.edu/AboutSMU/StrategicPlan.aspx


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 Newly formed in FY 2009

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: SMU Sustainability Committee
Number of meetings: 27

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.
[1]  Administrators
[4]  Faculty
[12]  Staff
[8]  Students
[2]  Other. Please describe: Community Members – but without voting privileges

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): Michael Paul
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Administrator

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? Officially, the committee reports to the President, since the Provost is so active, the committee has chosen to report via the Provost.

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: Committee was just formed in February 2009, and completed bylaws by May 2009. Entered and supported RecycleMania and supported Barefoot on the Boulevard.
Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008: While the committee was forming focused on RecycleMania, so as to make progress towards required tasks of the President’s Climate Commitment – not signed, but working diligently to complete all tasks. The Sustainability Committee donated $3,000 towards the Barefoot on the Boulevard event, virtually making the event happen.

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF
11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.
[1]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [Executive Director, Facilities Management and Sustainability]
[  ]  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)?
[  ]  N/A
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe: Vice President Business and Finance

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT
13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe (including name of office or department and year created): Facilities Management and Sustainability; 2008

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

[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please provide URL: http://smu.edu/campus_planning/ ; http://smu.edu/purchasing/green/green.asp ; http://smu.edu/campus_planning/recycling.asp ;

GREEN PURCHASING
15)
Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?
[X]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available: The Purchasing Department has developed a Green Purchasing Policy during this summer. Because the Sustainability Committee does not meet during the summer (because the students would not be able to participate), we have not been able to get it approved. It has already gotten subcommittee full approval and will be on the first meeting agenda of the Sustainability Committee.

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
[  ]  No
[X]  Some. Please describe: Currently, it is encouraged.
[X]  All, with our new Green Purchasing Policy expected to go into effect this Fall, all appliances will be required to be Energy Star (if possible).

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: Most is SFI Certified Sourcing and a small amount is generic (so the source is unknown).
[X]  All. Please describe: with our new Green Purchasing Policy expected to go into effect this Fall, all copy paper will be required to be SFI Certified Sourcing and will be highly encouraged to have 25% recycle content.

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
[  ]  No
[X]  Some. Please describe: Currently, our Housekeeping Supervisor and current contractor have agreed to use as many green products as possible.
[X]  All. Please describe: With our new Housekeeping contract (this Spring), all green cleaning products will be required.

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: OIT tries to purchase EPEAT compliant equipment.
[X]  All, with our new Green Purchasing Policy expected to go into effect this Fall, all computers will be required to be EPEAT (if possible).

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)?
[  ]  No
[X]  Some. Please describe: Our pest control provider uses Integrated Pest Control (IPM) and does not use any substances that can harm people, pets or landscaping. 
[  ]  All

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY

21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?
Please check all that apply.
[  ]  No.
[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:
[X]  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. Attached – Completed by Sightlines
2008:  84,679 MTeCO2
2007:  84,595 MTeCO2
2006:  85,016 MTeCO2
2005:  79,868 MTeCO2

2004:  80,607 MTeCO2

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
[X]  Yes. Please list details.
Percentage reduced: >7% reduction per ft2
Baseline year: 2004 4.5M ft2 & 80,607 MTeCO2; 2008 5.1M ft2 & 84,679 MTeCO2
Date achieved: Latest Data

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: 2006-3137; 2007-3187; 2008-3085
Heating degree days average over the past three years: 2006-2304; 2007-2200; 2008-2187

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: 16.6 MTeCO2 / 1000 ft2
2007: 18.1 MTeCO2 / 1000 ft2
2006: 18.5 MTeCO2 / 1000 ft2

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: 9.389 MTeCO2 / Student
2007: 9.380 MTeCO2 / Student
2006: 9.427 MTeCO2 / Student

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)?
  Energy Performance Contract with TAC Energy. Completed 3 phases for approximately $10M, two additional phases pending for a probable $15M. List of initiatives attached “SMU Environment Friendly Programs”.

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: Posters and decals. See attachment “RLSH Sustainability Initiatives”

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.
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe. We purchase REC for LEED buildings, currently our Prothro Hall. The Taos Campus is 100% green power from Kit Carson Electrical Service since 2007 (small campus).
Date of most recent contract: 5/18/2009
Quantity (kWh): 1,190,000
Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents: about 0.75%.

As Caruth, Simmons, Junkins and Embrey get towards certification, REC’s will be purchased for each of these buildings to 100% REC’s, the total will be approximately 8%.

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:

300,000 mmbtu annually for heating - steam

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:
natural gas virtually 100%, fuel is only for emergency back-up.

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: [40%] The Sustainability Committee formed a standing recycling subcommittee, first to ensure all possible recycling opportunities are investigated and made available, then to work at accurately accounting for actual diversion rates.

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: Printers, Monitors and Cables

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)
39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[100%]

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations 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)?

[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

GREEN BUILDING

GREEN BUILDING POLICY
42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?
[X]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available: It is a hand shake agreement with our President and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, all building would be built at least LEED certified (reported last year and we have one LEED Gold Building). Since reporting we have 7 buildings at our Taos campus that are LEED registered with a goal or Silver/Gold, 3 new buildings that are LEED registered with goals of certified, gold and silver, and two existing buildings that are LEED registered with goals of gold. If the Prothro Building can make LEED silver (currently the only building with a certified goal), the administration will seriously consider raising the commitment to silver. The Prothro LEED initiative is completely an in-house initiative (except for the energy modeler and commissioning agent).

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43)
Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[1]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.
[    sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[50,000 sq ft]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:                  J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering Building ( http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/AboutUs/Facilities/EmbreyBuilding.aspx )
[    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 or 55]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria

This question could be answered two ways: 1) Are these buildings we built to strict LEED standard but did not pursue LEED – at SMU if a building is built to LEED standard it will get certified. 2) What is the condition of all our buildings – we only build 100 year buildings, all our building could be at least LEED certified. Our proof is Prothro Hall, built to our normal standard, we are pursuing LEED certification with internal resources only (a manager and a student).
[0 or 5.1M 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:
[0 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:
[0 sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.
[0 or 55]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names: This question could be answered two ways: 1) Are these buildings well maintained to strict LEED standards but did not pursue LEED – at SMU if we advertise a building is maintained to LEED standard, then it will get certified. 2) What is the maintenance standard of all our buildings – we maintain all buildings equally, and at a “B” level, all our buildings could be at least LEED silver and with some minor stretch could obtain gold (this includes our first building which is approximately 100 years old). Our proof is Junkins Hall, built to our normal standard, we are pursuing LEED gold with internal resources only.
[0 or 5.1M 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:
[0 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).  

 

Our Energy Performance Contract Phases 1-3 dealt with energy conservation projects. PHASE 1: project cost $3,097,694; project saving $271,389 per year with a $329,093 rebate. Energy Savings 3,656,506 KWh. Scope: Lighting retrofit in 18 buildings (approximately 750,000ft2), addition of a high efficiency 2400 ton chiller, the addition of 89 variable frequency drives and the change out of 107 motors to premium efficiency. PHASE 2: Project Cost $1,219,839; project savings $128658 per year with a $24,999 rebate. Energy Savings 433,284 KWh. Scope: Predominately water upgrade (described below), but 7 buildings had a lighting retrofit performed (approximately 250,000 ft2). PHASE 3: project cost $5,143,321; project savings $648,907 per year. Energy Savings 4,908,636 KWh. Scope: Replace 2 boilers with new 40,000 lbm/hr boilers, install a condensing economizer, automate the steam distribution pressure to optimize the existing backpressure turbine, pipe in the new (salvaged) deaerating feed tank, and automate the chilled water side of the Central Plant. Many other projects implemented internally, briefly described in the attached document “SMU Environment Friendly Programs”.

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).   

 

Our Energy Performance Contract Phase 2 was predominantly a water conservation project. 48 buildings had their fixtures upgraded that included: Low Flow Toilets, Waterless Urinals, Low Flow Aerators, Low Flow Facets, and Low Flow Showerheads. Virtually 95% of our buildings are now equipped with low flow fixtures and waterless urinals. The project cost $1,066,088 and will save $95,266 per year. Detailed reports available.

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[60%] for LEED projects that are Silver and above, 0% for renovations.

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?
[X]  No, but with the new Sustainability Committee, it is a priority.
[  ]  Yes. Please describe how sustainability is incorporated (e.g., information sessions, green tour):

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: 10 hours, our student is a junior engineering major that could work in the office and we do meet weekly at our office, but to maximize flexibility, we allow her to work any hours she wants. She assists with documenting LEED points, after some minor direction, she handles most of the documentation and handling the USGBC LEED Online.
[#     ]  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?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please provide details below, and indicate URL if available:
[5]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 4 hours
[#     ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

See attachment “E Rep Program Proposal”

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: See the Student Survey

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS
57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.
Name of competition: RecycleMania
Year initiated: 2009
Frequency of competition: Annually
Participants: Faculty, Staff and Students
Incentives: None during the first year, considering for future years.
Goal of competition: Reduce Waste and Increase Recycle percentage
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 15.41%
Lasting effects of competition: Got us thinking about our landscape waste, after checking we were able to locate a landscape waste recycler – commenced 100% landscape recycling during RecycleMania (but landscape waste does not count for the competition).
Website: http://www.smu.edu/News/2008/recyclemania-2009.aspx

This up coming year will be an energy competition between all residence halls, the Systems department is aggressively getting meters installed in all 13 residence halls and have already contracted with Lucid Design Group ( http://www.luciddesigngroup.com/products.php ) to allow students (and anyone else) to track their energy use via the web.

TRANSPORTATION

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[100] Automobiles and Carts

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.
[0]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:
[25]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles: Electric Carts
[0]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used:
[0]  Other. Please describe:

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?
[0.69]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled. Based on 50% light trucks and 25% electric carts and 25% gasoline carts (unknown data)

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[X]  No, Closest parking in garages is currently being reserved for carpools as they become established.
[X]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):    SMU has four plug-in spaces ready for either electric or plug-in hybrids when available and plans to add 12 additional spaces spread across the university. With the normal paid parking, a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle will get an assigned space, custom fitted plug (if necessary – no cost) and free electricity.

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): Free bus and light rail pass is available to all faculty, staff and students. A one time $5 ID card is required, but is renewed for free. This is over a 99% reduction.

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe: An SMU shuttle system circulates through SMU, local vendors (restaurants and shopping) and local apartment complexes. The shuttle is free, no pass is required. SMU also provides a Giddy-Up golf cart system (3 old gasoline carts being phased out with 3 new electric carts) between the hours of 9pm and 3am, seven nights a week.  This service is provided to discourage use of cars on campus and provide extra security.

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe: An SMU shuttle system circulates through SMU, local vendors (restaurants and shopping) and local apartment complexes. The shuttle is free, no pass is required.

BICYCLE PROGRAM
65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created: 2008
Number of bikes available: 22
Fees for participation: $10/year, but raised to $10/semester for May 2009
Repair services provided: Minor repair and maintenance included.

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: Streets for cars are systematically being eliminated and transformed into pedestrian malls, wide enough to accommodate virtually any bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

http://smu.edu/campus_planning/Master_Plan.asp

3 major street closings have occurred during the last 10 years, and 3 more are planned during the next 10 years.

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?
[<5%] Currently no records are kept; the Sustainability Committee will be investigating this issue during the upcoming school year.

STATISTICS

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

70)  Total number of buildings: [55]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [5,100,000]
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [8,133]
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [2,832]
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [Unknown]
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [31%]

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: [X]
77)  Disposable water bottle ban: [  ]
78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [X]
79)  Student trustee position: [X]
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: [X]
87)  Single-stream recycling: [X] 

 

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