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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: Andrew Holloway   

Title: Campus Sustainability Coordinator.

Date survey submitted: July 19 th 2009

 

ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

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

[ X ]   No – However we are in the stages of developing one

[   ]   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 , However the President has signed the New England Governors & Eastern Canadian

Premiers Commitment to Global Climate Change.  

[   ]   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

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

[ x ]   Yes, in the strategic plan. All new buildings will meet some level of LEEDs certification.  

Also there will be a focus on renewable energy in the future. In our Land Management Strategies

in the Campus Master Plan there is a sustainability component.  

UNBF produce approximately 50 % of steam used to heat buildings utilizing waste wood as fuel.

As part of its Utility Master Plan UNBF is investigating the feasibility of replacing aging wood

boiler and associated infrastructure with higher efficiency and higher capacity equipment. This

would enable UNB to continue the production of steam using 0 emission fuel reducing

atmospheric emissions by up to 15,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent annually.

UNBF produce approximately 50 % of steam used to heat buildings utilizing waste wood as fuel.

As part of its Utility Master Plan UNBF is investigating the feasibility of replacing aging wood

boiler and associated infrastructure with higher efficiency and higher capacity equipment. This

would enable UNB to continue the production of steam using 0 emission fuel reducing

atmospheric emissions by up to 15,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent annually.

 

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  

Number of meetings: 8

 

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

[#   6   ]   Administrators

[#   2   ]   Faculty

[#    6 ]   Staff

[#   2   ]   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): Andrew Holloway

Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Staff

 

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

President

 

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

1) Student Involvement- increasing and engaging student in sustainability programs/events that

would promote “sustainability” for both students and staff.

2) Energy Management

  -investigating feasibility of “renewable ” energy systems for UNB. •   In June, 2009, UNB Board of Governors approved a $7 million Campus Wide energy

auditing and retrofit program to be carried out over a 7 year period. Projected annual

emissions reduction 7000 tonne CO2 equivalent.

3) Sustainability Policy- working on the Sustainability Policy for UNB .

 

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.

[# 4    ]   Number of full-time staff (in FTE).   Titles:

  Campus Sustainability Officer  

  Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Research Center

  Energy Manager

  Mechanical Coordinator

[# 0    ]   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: Reports to the Associate Vice President, Capital Planning & Property

Development.  

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT

13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?

[   ]   No

[   X]   Yes :   Campus Sustainability Office. The office was created in the spring of 2008 under the

office of Capital Planning. The office is mandated with furthering sustainability on the UNB

campus.  

 

WEBSITE

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

[   x]   No

[ ]   Yes. Please provide URL:   

 

GREEN PURCHASING

15) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?

[ X ]   No, but we are in the final stages of developing one. [   ]   Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available:  

 

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?

[   ]   

[   X]   Some. Please describe: Thousands of incandescent lamps have been replaced with CFL’s

or fixtures changed to those utilizing LED or high efficiency T8 fluorescent as lighting source.  

All exit signs have been converted to LED. Policies are being developed to replace appliances

and equipment with Energy Star qualified products when available.

[   ]   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 :   Bathroom paper products are 100 percent recycled.  

[   ]   All. Please describe:  

 

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

[   ]   No

[   X]   Some. Please describe: All cleaning products where they can be used, (ie outside of

laboratories) are green cleaning products.  

[   ]   All. Please describe:  

 

1 9) Are your school's computer/electronics purchase decisions made in accordance with standards such as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)?

[ x ]   No

[   ]   Some. Please describe:  

[   ]   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:  

[   ]   All

Pesticides are not used on campus on a regular basis on   the UNB campus. However do to the

age of some of the buildings Pesticides are used to make sure there is no degradation to the

buildings on campus. The spraying of Pesticides is done on a case by case bases.  

 

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY  

21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory? Please check all that apply. (Reported in 21 are emissions attributable to UNB internal steam

loads only)

[   ]   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. From May 1 to April 30 of the following year

2008: 2008/2009 = 22,481 metric T of CO2e

2007: 2007/2008 = 23,552 metric T of CO2e

2006: 2006/2007 = 21,476 metric T of CO2e

2005: 2005/2006 = 23,146 metric T of CO2e

-   2000/2001 = 28,061 metric T of CO2e

-   1990/1991 = 22,624 metric T of CO2e

 

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.

  In June, 2009, UNB Board of Governors approved a $7 million Campus Wide energy

auditing and retrofit program to be carried out over a 7 year period. Projected annual

emissions reduction 7000 tonne CO2 equivalent.

Reduction level: 7000 mT CO2e

Baseline year: 2007/2008

Target date: 2016

 

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: Approx. 18%

Baseline year: 2000/2001

Date achieved: 2001/2002 and continuing

In 2000/2001, UNBF did not burn waste wood requiring increased use of fossil fuel to produce

steam. This resulted in emissions nearly 20 % higher than normal for that year. Emissions

reported are based on percentage of fuel burned to produce steam for UNBF buildings only.  

UNBF has been monitoring and tracking utilities and energy retrofitting buildings for several

decades. An energy performance contract completed in the 1990’s and a formal Energy

Management Program introduced in 1996 are responsible for reducing emissions by

approximately 5000 tonnes CO2 equivalent annually. Over $4 million has been invested in

energy retrofitting at UNBF. Energy retrofitting has provided an offset in emissions to allow the

University to maintain emissions at or near 1990/1991 levels while Information Technology and

research energy requirements have increased dramatically (1990/1991 emission level 22,624

tonnes CO2 equivalent; 2008/2009 emissions 22,481).

 

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: 159.4

Heating degree days average over the past three years: 4534.1

 

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: 2008/2009 = 8.77

2007: 2007/2008 = 9.22

2006: 2006/2007 = 8.41

2000/2001 = 11.35

 

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: 2008/2009 = 2.64

2007: 2007/2008 = 2.67

2006: 2006/2007 = 2.36 2000/2001 = 3.23

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

23) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions?

[   ]   No

[ X ]   Yes. Please list details.

Percentage reduced: Approx. 18%

Baseline year: 2000/2001

Date achieved: 2001/2002 and continuing

In 2000/2001, UNBF did not burn waste wood requiring increased use of fossil fuel to produce

steam. This resulted in emissions nearly 20 % higher than normal for that year. Emissions

reported are based on percentage of fuel burned to produce steam for UNBF buildings only.  

UNBF has been monitoring and tracking utilities and energy retrofitting buildings for several

decades. An energy performance contract completed in the 1990’s and a formal Energy

Management Program introduced in 1996 are responsible for reducing emissions by

approximately 5000 tonnes CO2 equivalent annually. Over $4 million has been invested in

energy retrofitting at UNBF. Energy retrofitting has provided an offset in emissions to allow the

University to maintain emissions at or near 1990/1991 levels while Information Technology and

research energy requirements have increased dramatically (1990/1991 emission level 22,624

tonnes CO2 equivalent; 2008/2009 emissions 22,481).

 

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 : Signs on lighting switches to remind people to turn out the lights.

Energy awareness plan in progress. Participation in Earth Hour (day) to promote awareness.  

 

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:  

Total on site combustion 329,147,134 Mbtu

 

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs

derived from that source:  

Fuel sources for UNBF internal loads only:

Natural Gas = 2008/2009 = 24,339,000 MBTU – 7%

Wood waste = 2008/2009 = 195,100,000 MBTU - 59%

Bunker C = 2008/2009 = 105,780,000 MBTU – 33% Light Oil = 2008/2009 = 3,928,134 MBTU – 1%

 

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: [   53% ]

Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [195,100,000 MBTU       ]  

Annual emissions avoided 5,000 tonne CO2 equivalent (based on combustion to produce UNBF

steam loads only. UNBF Central Heating Plant avoids approximately 10,000 tonnes CO2

equivalent annually using waste wood to service internal as well as external loads.

Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling:

UNBF utilizes waste wood to produce steam for UNBF and external customers including Dr.

Everett Chalmers Hospital, Research and Productivity Council, St Thomas University, Provincial

Archives, etc. UNBF burn approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste wood annually. (On site

combustion figures reported in article 35 and emissions reported in section 21 are based on

UNBF internal loads only)  

 

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

[   X]   Plastics (all)

[   ]   Plastics (some)

[   X]   Other. Please list: We have a computer recycling program, which allows for computers to

be given to students at no cost and/or local schools at no cost to the person taking over ownership

of the computer. If the computers are unable to be passed on to another user group UNB recycles

them.  

 

37) Diversion rate: [   26.4   %]

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE

38) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

[   ]   No

[ X ]   Yes. We do not have that information on totally weight of each type of waste.   [ X    ]   Batteries

[     ]   Cell phones

[   X   ]   Computers

[    X ]   Lightbulbs

[   X   ]   Printer cartridges

[     ]   Other E-waste. Please list:  

 

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)

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

[     0    %]

 

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)?

[   ]   No

[   X]   Yes.   

Student were able to have a large sale and swap this year. Organized by the Student Union they

were able to sell and trade any old furniture they have collected living on and off campus.  

 

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:  

UNBF are developing a Green Building Policy in cooperation with the Province of New

Brunswick Department of Supply and Services and Efficiency NB.

 

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS

43) Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.

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

[    0 sq ft]   Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:  

[ 0    sq ft]   Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:   [     0sq ft]   Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:  

[    0 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

[   0   sq ft]   Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please

list building names:  

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

building names:  

[   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:  

[    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    ]   Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list

building names:  

[    0 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).   

DDC Controls – 75% of all campus buildings are integrated into a BAS using DDC

controls

-   LED Light Source – 15% of campus contains LED – all exit lights use LED light source

-   Compact Fluorescent Light Source. – 65% of incandescent lamps have been converted to

compact fluorescent.

-   T8 and T5 high efficiency lighting systems. - 50% of all fluorescent lighting fixtures on

campus have been converted to T8 or T5 efficient lighting

-   Occupancy sensors and daylight controls.- 5% of rooms on campus contain occupancy or

daylight harvesting controls

-   Plate heat exchangers. – 100% of central chilled water systems are equipped with plate

exchangers for free cooling in   the winter.

-   Demand Controlled Ventilation - CO2 monitoring is utilized in spaces of varying

occupancy in 35% of the campus buildings

-   Night purge cycle programming is incorporated for all central ventilation system.

-   Automated space temperature setback is carried out for 65% of maintained space.

-   Economizer cycles for free cooling are provided for all central air systems.

-   Waste condensate - energy reclaim plate heat exchanger -installed at the Central Heating

Plant for the campus.

-   O2 trim for central heating plant boilers.

-   Electricity demand control for 65% of campus electricity load.

-   Variable air volume HVAC systems for 25% of maintained space.

-   Automated scheduling for 100 % of HVAC systems.

-   Variable volume control for kitchen hood 1 out of 3 kitchen hoods completed.

-   Variable pumping systems (all pumps over 5 HP).

-   Vending Misers – 90% of all pop machines are equipped with built-in vending miser

units

-   Variable frequency drives for 100 % of condensate pumping at Central Heating Plant.

-   Variable frequency drives for all forced draft fans at Central Heating Plant.  

-   Variable volume fume hoods using static pressure control to detect sash position and

quick response valves on 90 % of fume hoods on Campus.  

-   Conversion of large steam heated domestic water tanks to instantaneous water heating

systems for 20% of domestic water systems. Remove large steam heated tanks and install

small electric tanks where loads are light such as office facilities.

 

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).    

Low flow shower heads 80%of total maintained space (estimate)

Low flow water closets Pilot installations only

Low flow urinals (0.5 litre) Pilot installations only

Low flow faucets 40 % of total maintained space (estimate)

  Water consumption has been reduced by over 85000 cubic meters annually by conversion of

flow through fresh water cooling systems to closed loop mechanically cooled chilled water

systems in the past two years.

 

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

[    50   %] is typically targeted on major construction project

 

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):   In 2008 UNB launched its first green Frosh kits. This year UNB is striving for a Carbon-

Neutral Orientation week.   This will be accomplished by having paperless orientation kits, the

kits will included a steel water bottle and “green” t-shirt. At all events there will be water

provided for the water bottles to cut down on plastics water bottles.  

 

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: 20

[#   8 ]   Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 3-5

 

55) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or other similar programs to promote behavioural change on campus?

[   ]   No

[X   ]   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:  

[#    12   ]   Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 2-3. They work

out of the residence to promote “green” programs on campus. Including, recycling and “active”

transportation methods for student living on campus.   

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

56) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?

[   X]   Yes:  

UNB Green:    UNB   green is a group that   meets in order to move the green issues ahead on

campus. They focus on recycling programs in residence and in the buildings around campus.

unbgreen@live.ca

Green Law/Green Eco/ Green and Blue (Biology) / Green Nursing –These campus departments

all have organizations that look at ways in reducing the impact of their staff/students and Facility

impact on the school and environment.  

UNB Green Residency:   Examine ways they can improve the recycling program and green

spaces at the residence of UNB.  

unbgreenrez@unb.ca

Engineers Without Borders: Engineers Without Borders is responding to this urgent need by

helping people in developing communities gain access to technologies that will improve their

lives. They believe that technology, when appropriately incorporated into each community's

social, cultural, economic and political context, can drive extraordinary change.   

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus

and/or with other colleges?

[   ]   No

[ X ]   Yes.  

Name of competition:   Recyclmania  

Year initiated: 2008-09

Frequency of competition:   First year in taking part

Participants:   800 total people took part in all the events.  

Incentives:   Prizes that include IPod’s and gift cards

Goal of competition: To bench mark recycling on the campus

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 25.6 % over all

Lasting effects of competition:   We were able to hold the biggest “green” event UNB history.  

 

Name of competition:   A Million Acts of Green

Year initiated: 2008-09

Frequency of competition:   First year in taking part

Participants:   150 people took part  

Incentives:   Learn more about your impact on the environment

Goal of competition: Understand how small changes in your life can have a big impact on the

world around you.   

http://green.cbc.ca/

 

Name of competition:   100 mile Challenge  

Year initiated: 2008-09

Frequency of competition:   First year in taking part

Participants:   250 total people took part in all the events.  

Incentives:   Prizes that included gift cards

Goal of competition: Help people understand how they could eat more locally grown food.

Lasting effects of competition:   We were able to show that students are interested in having more

locally grown food on campus.  

unb100mile@live.ca   

 

Name of competition:   Green Rock Band  

Year initiated: 2008-09

Frequency of competition:   First year in taking part

Participants:   156 total people took part in all the events.  

Incentives:   Play Rock Band while powering the game and equipment.   Goal of competition: To show students how green energy can be produced and to have fun and

keep fit at the same time.  

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 25.6 % over all

Lasting effects of competition:   We were able to hold the biggest “green” event UNB history.  

 

Name of competition:   Count Your Carbon  

Year initiated: 2008-09

Frequency of competition:   Run by UNB

Participants:   216 total people took part in all the events.  

Incentives:   To show and promote living green with a student budget in mind.

Goal of competition: To show students some of the options they have while living green. There

were also film showings and discussions about the green movement.   

 

Name of competition:   Earth Hour  

Year initiated: 2007-09

Frequency of competition:   Earth Hour website/UNB

Participants:   3000 students and staff took part  

Incentives:   Best Do it in the Dark pictures, of people having fun with the power off. They could

win prizes for the group.  

Goal: To promotes small changes in your life that will have lasting effects on the environment.  

 

  TRANSPORTATION  

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

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

[#    124      ]

 

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

[#       0   ]   Hybrid. Please list makes and models:  

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

[#       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?

[#   6.9      ]   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:  

[ X ]   No

[   ]   Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible

community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):  

 

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): The Graduate   Student

Government has a bus pass that is incorporated into their student fees, which has a cost of 50%

of a one year student bus pass.  

 

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

[   ]   N/A. Please explain:  

[   ]   No

[   X]   Yes. Please describe:   Open to all students and staff, the Safe Ride Program has two pick-

up zones on campus and will take you to your home (within 15 mins of the campus, which

covers about 10k in any direction from the school).  

http://www.unbsu.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=96

 

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

[   ]   N/A. Please explain:  

[   ]   No

[ X ]   Yes. Please describe:   Safe Ride will bring you to the bus station or to the airport shuttle.

 

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: 2009

Number of bikes available:   12

Fees for participation:   10 dollars a semester Repair services provided: By Savages Bike Shop.  

 

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.  

“The University of New Brunswick will pursue a compact pedestrian-oriented core campus that

strives to be welcoming, safe, user-friendly, and accessible to all. Infill of the campus core and

the creation of a strong pedestrian infrastructure that welcomes and supports all pedestrians will

strengthen the existing campus. Road networks should serve to meet service, utility, and delivery

needs, and to bring people to the periphery of a pedestrianized campus where walking is easy,

pleasant and a part of the campus culture. Clustering of departments and uses, such as student

services, will facilitate ease of movement throughout all seasons. A parking strategy must build

upon this pedestrian-oriented context”. – Second Principal in the Campus Plan.  

www.unb.ca/campusplan/

 

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable

transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?

[     56 %] – according to a survey done buy the sustainability office of 2134 students.  

 

STATISTICS

69) Campus setting :

[   ]   Rural [   ]   Suburban

[   X]   Urban

[   ]   Other. Please describe:

 

70)   Total number of buildings: [#     UNB is divied into to campuses. One Located inthe City

of Fredericton the other is located 120k away in the St. John ]

Fredericton 76 buildings  

St. John    15 builsings  

71)   Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 3million     ]

72)   Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#    9,000       ]

73)   Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#    2,300       ]

74)   Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#   1,200        ]

75)   Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [       34      %]

 

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: [   ]

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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