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Report Card 2010

University of Texas–Dallas
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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University of Texas–Dallas

School details:

Endowment: $16,111 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Richardson, Texas

Enrollment: 17,499

Type: Public

 

Campus Survey: No

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: Yes (see response)

 

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

 
Overall grade 
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UT Dallas employs six staff who work part time on projects related to sustainability.
UT Dallas has adopted the University of Texas system-wide energy conservation program. Numerous traffic control devices and emergency call boxes on campus are solar powered. The university is currently planning to invest in two new chillers and install variable frequency drives for all chillers located at the central energy plant.
Not Applicable: UT Dallas is currently transitioning into a residential university accepting undergraduate students. Given that the university is only beginning to offer on-campus dining, the food and recycling category will be left out until next year. See dining survey for available information.
The UT system's building standards mandate that new construction meet at least 60 percent of the credits needed to achieve LEED certification. The university broke ground for a LEED Platinum student services building in spring 2009, and all construction follows ASHRAE 90.1-2004 performance standards.
Students for Environmental Awareness is a registered student organization working to advance sustainability and environmental awareness at UT Dallas. Facilities management provides the group with support and assistance.
Free public transportation cards are distributed through an application process, and approximately one-third of school community members apply for and receive transit passes. The university’s campus bus system is widely used.
The University of Texas Investment Management Company makes a list of investment holdings available online, and proxy voting records are sent to individuals upon request, as per open record law.
The management company aims to optimize investment return and has not made any public statements about investigating or investing in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The management company provides its investment managers with general guidelines that determine its proxy votes on social and environmental resolutions, and provides specific corporate governance guidelines that determine its proxy votes on those matters.
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