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University of California–Davis

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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: A. Sidney England

Title: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Date survey submitted: July 28, 2009 (one week extension was granted by SEI)

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available: UC Davis is included in UC system's extensive sustainability policy that deals with green building, clean energy standards, climate protection practices, sustainable transportation, sustainable operation, waste reduction and recycling, and purchasing practices.

URL: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/sustainability/documents/policy_sustain_prac.pdf

 

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. If completed, please provide the date the GHG Report was submitted to the ACUPCC:

December 2008

 

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:

Sustainability is one of three core organizing principles in the 2009 Physical Design Framework, a campus physical master plan; and is one of the key principles in the 2003 Long Range Development Plan, a campus land use and development plan

http://www.ae.ucdavis.edu/Docs/PDFW/Physical%20Design%20Framework%20-%2011x17%20spread.pdf

http://www.ormp.ucdavis.edu/environreview/lrdp.html

[ ] 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: Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Number of meetings: The previous Sustainability Advisory Committee has changed format and the new

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability is replacing it. This committee will hold its inaugural

meeting in fall 2009.

 

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

[# 4 ] Administrators

[# 4 ] Faculty

[# 4 ] Staff

[# 2 ] Students

[# ] Other. Please describe: Final committee composition to be determined

 

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): Sid England

Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Administrator (Assistant Vice Chancellor of

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability)

 

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? Chancellor

 

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: please see response to question 6

Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008: please see response to question 6

 

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.

[ 5 ] Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [Assistant Vice Chancellor, Sustainability Planner, Sustainability Manager; Student Housing Sustainability Coordinator; Recycling Program Manager]

[# ] 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: The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning

 

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):

Name: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office

Year created: 2008

 

WEBSITE

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

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please provide URL: http://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/

This website is undergoing substantial redevelopment, and the new site is expected to launch in November 2009.

 

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: The UC system policy requires that schools use cradle-to-cradle as preferred standard, Energy Star appliances, 30% postconsumer paper, phase in green seal products, and request that suppliers use environmentally friendly packaging.

 

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?

[ ] No

[ X ] Some. Please describe: The campus purchasing office does not have the means to verify whether every unit of UC Davis purchases only Energy Star qualified products, so the campus is electing to answer “Some” to this question; however, the campus does have special negotiated contracts with Dell for

Energy Star qualified computers, and the campus purchases equipment under the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices guidelines, which outlines preference for Energy Star qualified products ( http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/coordrev/policy/PP032207guidelines.pdf ; VII: Environmentally

Preferable Purchasing Practices, Energy and Water, subitem a.).

[  ] All

 

17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent postconsumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?

[ ] No

[ ] Some. Please describe:

[X ] All. Please describe: 30% post-consumer recycled paper; some 100% post-consumer recycled paper (ReproGraphics copier rental program); also note that ReproGraphics is certified by Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative ( http://reprographics.ucdavis.edu/about-us/sustainability )

 

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable  cleaning products?

[ ] No

[ X ] Some. Please describe: A recent dashboard report shows that in the first 6 months of 2009, 49% of the purchases that O&M has made through Waxie have been on sustainable items. They are currently purchasing 2 main cleaning chemicals that have a 3rd party certification (Green Seal). In addition to

chemicals, the campus purchases EPA certified paper products (paper towels and tissue paper), EPA certified trash liners and compostable liners, and a GreenSeal certified foam hand soap.

[ ] 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

[ ] Some. Please describe: The systemwide computer purchasing contracts issued out of the University of California Office of the President include these standards.

[ ] 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)?

[ ] No

[ X ] Some. Please describe: On average, the campus uses a few ounces of organically approved pesticides at the Student Farm. The campus landscape use of pesticides would not meet organic standards, as groundskeepers use minimal amounts of chemicals for weed control, pre emergent weed control, and

systemic insecticide for tree care. The campus groundskeepers do however use organic fertilizers Bio-Logic and Earth Works, as well as sustainable landscape maintenance methods such chipping all green waste and re-using it back on campus for weed control to reduce the use of weed control chemicals. The riparian reserve and habitat mitigation area manager uses broadleaf and full-spectrum herbicides for weed control, none of which are organic, but aquatic safe variants are used.

[ ] 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.

2008: Inventory underway

2007: Scope 1 and 2 emissions = 242,642; Start date – January 1, 2007; URL -

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg-report.php?id=584 ;

https://www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/public/reports.aspx (request UC Davis inventory)

2006: https://www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/public/reports.aspx  (request UC Davis inventory)

2005: https://www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/public/reports.aspx (request UC Davis inventory)

 

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?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please list details.

Reduction level:

Baseline year: 1990

Target date: 2020

Per the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices, greenhouse gas emission reductions commitments are as follows: by 2014, reduce to 2000 levels; by 2020, reduce to 1990 levels; and attain climate neutrality as soon as possible.

 

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?

[ X ] 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: 546, using values of 78F base temperature, three year average for 2006-2008, and closest data source, Sacramento International airport (station ID KSMF), through the www.degreedays.net calculator

Heating degree days average over the past three years: 3,911, using values of 68F base temperature, three year average for 2006-2008, and closest data source, Sacramento International airport (station ID KSMF), through the www.degreedays.net calculator

 

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: 15.9 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions

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: 8.3 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions

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)?

UC Davis has been upgrading its energy efficiency for many decades. Recent examples include the period 2006-2008 when the campus completed over 35 infrastructure projects around campus that included air conditioning, monitoring systems, steam traps, central chilling plant conversion to centrifugal

chillers, lighting upgrades and decreases in overhead light intensity. These amounted to annual savings of 8.5 million kWh per year, and 2.8 million therms of natural gas, which adds up to annual savings of about $3 million dollars, ( http://facilities.ucdavis.edu/EnergyCons/projects/ ). These upgrades will continue in

2009-2011 with the Strategic Energy Partnership, which is eligible for $30 million in energy conservation measures at UC Davis.

 

The UC Davis campus is home to the Energy Efficiency Center, and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), which partnered with campus parking services, utility companies and lighting manufacturers to retrofit six campus sites with bi-level lighting, including three parking areas, and three exterior locations, as well as being shared with Sacramento State University and a Sacramento park. “The system uses about 20 percent of the energy of conventional parking lighting systems, yet provides better safety, reduces light pollution and makes less toxic waste.”

http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=8943

 

CLTC has started “LED University” which includes one Chinese and five U.S. campuses to develop and implement this technology. The Western Cooling Efficiency Center is also a UC Davis facility, and it promotes technologies which take advantage of western climates: low humidity, cool nights and high insolation. From Energy Efficiency Center website, “On June 5, UC Davis launched a new partnership program designed to reduce rooftop air conditioner electricity use in the western United States by over 40 percent. The ‘Western Cooling Challenge,’ being spearheaded by the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC), targets large retailers and manufacturers.”

 

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: The campus website energy dashboard displays real time electricity consumption for about sixty campus buildings (and more every few months), which provides a graphic incentive and feedback for occupants to reduce consumption, and it is a valuable teaching tool. Facilities Management publishes on-line newsletters and conservation tips as well.

http://facilities.ucdavis.edu/Dashboard/Map/

 

From March 2008 through June 2009, the campus deployed a refrigerator and freezer rebate program to retire inefficient equipment.( http://www.ormp.ucdavis.edu/fridge-freezer/index.html )

Over the year-end holidays, the campus sustainability office worked with the Provost, campus facilities management, and campus communications to promote energy conservation by all campus members, which, coupled with heating reductions, resulted in savings of about $100,000 in energy costs.

( http://www.dateline.ucdavis.edu/dl_detail.lasso?id=11088 )

Our office conservation and sustainable practices program, “Be Green,” was tested in a pilot program, where “plug load” (plugged-in equipment) energy use was measured before and after the pilot, and resulted in energy savings averaging 22%. The campus sustainability planner is now preparing the program for campus-wide deployment.

 

The campus sustainability manager is piloting energy conservation programs in laboratories using the LabRATS model developed at UC Santa Barbara. The campus also has a student intern identifying laboratory fume hoods that may be decommissioned safely. Preliminary estimates suggest the campus

may be able to turn off 10-20 hoods, which vary greatly in ventilation design, but are estimated to provide considerable energy savings.

Both the office and lab programs will be combined with monitoring-based commissioning of campus buildings and will likely augment those savings.

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

29) Does your school generate renewable electricity?

[ ] No

[ X ] 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

[ <1% ] Solar photovoltaics: One student housing cooperative has an array that generates a small amount of electricity. In summer 2009, the campus is issuing a request for proposals to install photovoltaic panels at 8 additional locations.

[ %] Wind

[ %] Other

Description:

 

30) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please specify number of systems and total BTUs generated annually, if available: The campus has 26 panels on Solano Hall and 3 on Leech Hall, and does not have current energy values for them. Segundo Services Center is being renovated and it will have a second generation of solar panels. They

will replace the large bank currently at their end of service.

 

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. Twelve to fifteen percent of the Davis campus’s electricity comes from hydro power through the campus’s contract with Western Area Power Authority (WAPA). The percentage varies depending on precipitation and snowpack. The campus purchased about 30 million kWh in 2008,

and it will be about the same in 2009. This contract is valid through 2024.

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?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please describe. The campus used some B20 and B5 biodiesel in our maintenance fleet; please see the fleet questions in this survey.

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: In 2007 the campus combusted about 1.3 million mega BTU.

 

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source: Natural Gas is over 99% of our fossil fuel source.

 

35) Is any on-site combustion for heating and cooling derived from renewable sources?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please describe.

Percentage on-site combustion derived from renewable sources: [ 0.3% ]

Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [4,300 mega BTU ]

Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling: UC Davis Primate Research Center boilers use natural gas (methane) collected from the campus landfill.

 

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) #1 and #2 and pipette boxes

[ X ] Other. Please list: Scrap metal

37) Diversion rate: [ 69%]

 

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: Universal waste and consumer electronic devices (CEDs) such as: calculators, CD and mp3 players, circuit boards from computers, portable gaming devices, computer monitors. The campus also offers recycling for used CD and DVD discs.

 

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)

39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[ %] Not tracked separately, but most landscaping waste is chipped and used for mulch and the campus uses mulching mowers and selective planting to reduce green waste.

 

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g.,

in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please describe: Currently, the Davis campus has five office buildings on a pilot composting program. Campus eateries are composting pre-consumer kitchen waste. Plans are set to have postconsumer composting in campus eateries in 2010.

 

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:

All freshman student housing students are given a reusable water bottle and canvas bag. Additionally, UC Davis holds an end-of-year resource recovery drive at Student Housing and exchange on campus. The campus has a reusable mug program, offering discounted refills for customers using their own reusable

mugs and a “Spot a Mug” Program where if spotted, they receive a free refill coupon. The campus unit responsible for waste reduction and recycling education, R4, maintains a website with an extensive number of valuable source reduction ideas and other reduction information for the campus. http://r4.ucdavis.edu/aboutR4/reduce.php . And, R4 student staff provides training and presentations for the campus on reduction and recycling. UC Systemwide Strategic Sourcing Program includes the requirement to reduce packaging and recyclability of the packaging. All student computer labs have

defaulted their printing to double sided. Some offices have defaulted their printers to double sided and increased the use of electronic PDF distribution. Campus zero waste events requires the use of bulk materials versus individually packaged items (e.g. chips, butter, sugar). The new campus stadium and

athletic concessions has switched over to all recyclable or compostable materials to strive for zero waste goals and have reduced their packaging, purchased and sold. Campus has a surplus property and salvage program, the Bargain Barn, used by the campus departments and the public to provide reuse opportunities for all campus surplus property and equipment. The Bargain Barn creates a venue for return into circulation equipment, furniture, and supplies no longer needed by departments. Many of the items at the Bargain Barn are fully functional and are generally available at a much lower cost than those that are brand-new.

 

GREEN BUILDING

 

GREEN BUILDING POLICY

42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available: All buildings must be 20% more efficient than California energy codes mandate, and must meet or exceed LEED Certified specifications; recent buildings must be LEED Silver or Gold certified.

 

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS

43) Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.

[# 3 ] Total number of LEED-certified buildings.

By the end of 2009, UC Davis will likely have four certified buildings:

[ 18,000 sq ft] Silver: Transportation Research Center

[141,000 sq ft] Gold: Veterinary Medicine Instructional Facility; Graduate School of Management

[ 48,000 sq ft] Platinum: Tahoe Research Center

 

All new campus buildings are at least 20 percent more efficient than required by California’s strict energy code. University of California policy is for all new construction to be LEED Silver or higher. UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center at our Lake Tahoe facility is one of the first laboratory buildings in

the world to be awarded LEED Platinum, the highest rating given by the US Green Building Council. Recently completed Gladys Valley Hall, a veterinary classroom building, won the 2005 Best Practice Award in Overall Sustainable Design from the Higher Education Energy Efficiency Partnership

Program and is aiming for LEED Gold. The new Graduate School of Management nearing completion employs an innovative radiant heating and cooling system coupled with a ground source heat pump and is expected to be awarded LEED Gold. Together, UC Davis registered projects (Platinum 2, Gold 7, and

Silver 3) comprise approximately 4.3% of campus building space.

 

The following construction and renovation projects have been registered with USGBC: They range from later design stages to complete with occupants. These do not include projects in early design stages. The aimed-for level is described.

[ 52,000 sq ft] Certified: King Hall Renovation

[128,000 sq ft] Silver: Health & Wellness Center ; Oxford Circle Dining Commons; Segundo Services

Center

[366,000 sq ft] Gold: Tercero South Student Housing Phase II; Coffee House Renovation; Robbins Hall

Renovation; Student Community Center, in planning; Veterinary Medicine 3B

[ 34,000 sq ft] Platinum: Brewery, Winery and Food Pilot Facilities

 

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.

The following buildings will be certified equivalent by the UC rating system, and represent about 2% of campus space.

[# 6 ] Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria

[ 150,000 sq ft] Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Kerr Hall Renovations; Translational Shared Research Center; Physical Sciences

Expansion; Tahoe Fish Hatchery

[ 23,000 sq ft] Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Giedt Hall; Advanced Materials Research Laboratory

[ 0 sq ft] Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[ 0 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.

[# ] Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:

[ sq ft] Combined gross square footage.

The campus is documenting Shields Library, the largest building on campus at 400,710 gross square feet, through LEED EB:OM and plans to reach the certified level.

 

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).

 

For HVAC systems, please see question #27.

Dining Commons range hoods have Melink variable speed air exhaust fans. 17% of dorm space uses T-5 lighting, 52% of dorm space uses T-8 lighting w/electronic ballasts, 31% of dorm spaces use CFLs and 476 apartments (Orchard and Solano) use CFLs and Circlites. All study lounges and laundry rooms use occupancy or vacancy sensors. 15% of laundry rooms and lounges use daylight harvesting ballasts. 50% of corridors and bathrooms on dual level lighting systems, some driven by timers, some by occupancy sensors. 65% of Webster and Emerson vanities have occupancy sensors with night lights from a pilot project with the California Lighting Technology Center. All exterior lighting uses photo-cells and is either T-8 fluorescent or HID High Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide. All incandescent light bulbs have been replaced with CFLs. This includes 4,500 desk lamps, table lamps and wall sconce lights, etc. Webster, Castilian North, and Castilian South pools have variablespeed water circulation motors. The campus has initiated a large-scale effort to convert to high-efficiency lighting. Roughly 85% of interior fluorescent lighting has been converted to the high-efficiency T-8 florescent bulbs, resulting in 30-50% reductions in power draw. (Efficiency gains of T-8 versus T-5’s depend on the application). Currently, about 10% of' exterior lights have been converted and this percentage is expected to be 25% by the end of 2009.

 

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 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).

 

Autoflush toilets have been installed in high traffic areas to reduce maintenance in over 500 locations over the last 5 years, and this reduced water use by making flushing more consistent. High efficiency toilets (1.6 liter per flush) are standard replacement equipment. Waterless urinals have been installed in two

buildings, and maintenance is being optimized with custodial staff. We do not have figures on percentages of buildings that have been retrofitted.

The campus landscape has a centrally controlled irrigation system that is linked to a campus weather station. The system automatically adjusts the irrigation volume and timing to local evapotranspiration measurements. The system has allowed the campus to reduce the volume of water used for campus

landscape irrigation. The campus also has one test or demonstration project that collects rainwater as well as many on-site water-retention facilities.

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

[ 75% ] Campus design standards require C&D waste diversion to be at least 75%. This is verified through tipping receipts and reports.

 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please provide details below.

Name of program: Environmental, Agricultural and Sustainability Education Academic Theme Program

Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house): Emerson Hall

Number of students involved: There is a program maximum of 74 residents.

Additional details: Residents can elect to join this recently redesigned community. Throughout the year, students may participate in a variety of activities and discussions relevant to the theme, as well as a fall quarter seminar for credit. As of the start of the 2009/2010 academic year, the program will be located

next to Oxford Circle Dining Commons, a registered LEED CI 2.0 project.

Name of program: The Cooperatives

Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house): 14 geodesic domes and 3 houses

Number of students involved: maximum capacity of 64 residents

Additional details: The cooperatives are small, student-operated living communities which are self-reliant, giving their residents the opportunity to manage the health and welfare of the community while nurturing responsibility and sustainable living. ( http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/housing/cooperatives.htm )

 

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): During orientation, students are introduced to the R4 Recycling program, which offers student jobs and internships. Orientation activities during welcome week include a sustainability fair, a move-in recycling

drive and distribution of canvas bags and stainless steel bottles to every resident. Sustainability is incorporated into all mandatory community meetings.

 

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:

[# 18 ] Paid positions.

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Student Housing positions: 10 hours/week

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability positions: 30 hours/week summertime, 10 hours/week

R4 Recycling positions: 12 hours/week

[# 7 ] Unpaid positions.

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Academic credit positions at R4 average 12 hours per week per student, and uncompensated positions at R4 average 5 hours per week 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:

[# 3 ] Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 10

[# ] 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:

Project Compost – student organization that runs and works to expand the composting program.

URL: http://projectcompost.ucdavis.edu/about.html

CalPIRG –

URL: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/

 

California Student Sustainability Coalition –

URL: http://www.sustainabilitycoalition.org/

Campus Center for the Environment - http://cce.ucdavis.edu/

R4 Recycling - http://r4.ucdavis.edu/

Net Impact - http://ni.gsm.ucdavis.edu/

Education for Sustainable Living Program - http://cce.ucdavis.edu/content/view/16/34/

Environmental Policy and Planning Commission -

http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/government/commissions/eppc

Students for Sustainable Agriculture - http://cce.ucdavis.edu/content/view/18/36/

 

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: 2005

Frequency of competition: Annual

Participants: Students, faculty, and staff

Incentives: National recognition, dorm competition for trophy

Goal of competition: Increase campus waste reduction and recycling visibility via promotional and

educational communication efforts in a national competition, and increase campus recycling rate

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: In 2009, the entire campus recycled 383,444 pounds during the

ten-week competition.

Lasting effects of competition: Increased awareness of campus recycling

Website: http://r4.ucdavis.edu/events/2009/recyclemania_09/

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?

[# 975 ]

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.

[# 75 ] Hybrid. Please list makes and models: Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid

[# 2 ] Electric. Please describe type of vehicles:

[# 101 ] Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used: Many types of vehicles, from pick-up trucks, to fire trucks, buses, haulers and flatbeds, and tractors; these vehicles run primarily on B20 biodiesel (55,000 gals in 2008). Other fuels used in these vehicles in 2008 included: B5 (7,000 gals) and straight diesel (7,662 gals)

[# 162 ] Other. Please describe: Bi-fuel-unleaded and ethanol: 102 vehicles; Bi-fuel-unleaded and natural gas: 36 vehicles; Natural gas: 24 vehicles

 

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?

[# 1.46 ] pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled. Per passenger mile would be even lower, given that Fleet vehicles are often used by campus employees who are carpooling with other campus staff to meetings or other work-related travel, but the campus does not track number of passengers per Fleet vehicle trip, nor is there any means to do so. Total miles driven by Fleet vehicles are used in this calculation.

The campus runs a campus and community bus system, Unitrans, for which the pounds of CO2e per passenger mile are 0.62

 

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): The campus provides carpool, vanpool, and transitpool programs for faculty, staff, and students. Carpool, vanpool, and transitpool (bus) members are eligible for the free emergency ride home program. Undergraduate students living in Davis are not eligible for the Carpool Program or the Emergency Ride Home Program. The campus encourages undergraduates to ride bicycles and utilize Unitrans, which they fund through their student fees. Detailed information can be found at http://www.taps.ucdavis.edu/commuter/

 

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): Rides on the Unitrans bus system around the city are free at time of boarding to undergraduate students, who pay a student fee for Unitrans service.

Subsidized passes on Unitrans, three other regional bus systems, and the regional train system (Amtrak Capitol Corridor) are also available to graduate students, faculty and staff. Subsidies are up to $23/month for monthly pass purchasers.

 

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

[ ] N/A. Please explain:

[ X ] No

[ ] Yes. Please describe:

 

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

[ ] N/A. Please explain:

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please describe: Campus affiliates may use the UCDMC/UCD shuttle for intracampus travel at no cost. Unitrans bus and shuttle service from campus to nearby downtown Davis is not free, but is subsidized.

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please provide details below. The Bike Barn on campus rents bikes, sells bikes, and repairs bikes. The Bike Barn is instituting a mobile bike repair and office bike fleet maintenance program in fall 2009.

Year created: 1971

Number of bikes available: More than 120

Fees for participation: variable, depending upon service or product required

College Sustainability Report Card 2010 - Campus Survey Page 16

Repair services provided: Full service bike repair and rental shop; repair tools are loaned for free and bike repair classes are available.

 

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM

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

[ ] No

[ X ] Yes. Please provide details below. A carsharing program begins service in fall 2009.

Year created: 2009

Total number of vehicles: 8

Number of hybrid vehicles: 3

Fee for membership: As follows:

UC Davis Staff & Faculty Personal Accounts: $35/year*

UC Davis Staff & Faculty Business Accounts: $0

UC Davis Students: $35/year*

*eligible for a $35 driving credit valid for 45 days from the date of sign-up, and a $35 driving credit for 30 days from the one year anniversary of the date of sign-up.

 

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: The Davis campus has recently completed the Bike and Transit Network Study, which details a comprehensive plan for bicycle and transit circulation system improvements, as well as recommendations for pedestrian system improvements. Also recently completed is the Physical Design Framework, discussed in question 4, which outlines key planning objectives for improvements to a major bike/bus boulevard running through campus, and pedestrian and bicycle circulation improvements across campus. The campus has a closed core, which means that public vehicles are prohibited from the

core of campus, an area about 1 mile by ½ mile in size. The campus has a full-time Bicycle Coordinator in the Transportation and Parking Services unit, and a walking program (Aggies on the Move) coordinated by the Human Resources unit. UC Davis is part of the League of American Cyclists designation for the Davis community and was awarded the first Platinum-level designation for a bicycle friendly community. UC Davis has approximately 17,000 bicycles on campus during an average day and has developed many innovative bicycle infrastructure solutions.

 

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

[ 75.4 %] The 2008-09 Travel Survey data shows that 75.4% of individuals commuting to campus use environmentally preferable transportation.

 

STATISTICS

 

69) Campus setting:

[ ] Rural

[ ] Suburban

[ ] Urban

[ X ] Other. Please describe: The UC Davis campus has both suburban and rural lands.

 

STATISTICS

 

70) Total number of buildings: [# 949 ]

71) Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 10,564,416 ]

72) Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 22,995 undergraduate; 4,192 graduate;

these figures are based on the 2008-09 three quarter average General Campus enrollments]

73) Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 409 undergraduate; 122 graduate; note that the campus defines these part-time figures based on the fees students paid, not by the number of units they attempted]

74) Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#]

75) Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [ 24%]

 

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 ] The UC system has a student regent on the UC Board of Regents ( http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/studentreg.html ).

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: [  ]

 

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