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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: Julie Newman, PhD
Title:
  Director

Date survey submitted:   July 21, 2009

ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

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

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

4) Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan (check all that apply)?
[  ]  No
[  X]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:
[  ]  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: The university has several advisory committees: Biodiversity,  Land & Water Committee  (12), Building Design & Construction (developing a set of university-wide guidelines for the design and construction) (12), Yale Sustainability Working Group (non policy work, education) (4), Green cleaning (8), Sustainability Task Force (2)
Number of meetings:

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committees.
[14    ]  Administrators
[6   ]  Faculty
[34    ]  Staff
[#    ]  Students
[#    ]  Other. Please describe:

8) Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.
If 2009-2010 academic year information is not yet available, please provide information for 2008-2009 instead.
Name of chair(s): Linda Lorimer, Vice President, Sustainability Task Force
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student):

9) To whom does the committee report:   President


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:  Setting institutional targets and recommendations across ALL operational divisions
Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008: Energy, Design, Procurement, Transportation, Custodial, IT, Finance & Administration, EH&S, and Water, Land & Biodiversity

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: [ Director, Assistant Director, Education & Outreach Manager, Project Coordinator, Administrative Assistant ]
[#  20  ]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [ Research Assistants ]

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 Vice President/Secretary

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):  Office of Sustainability  2005

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

[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide URL:

http://www.yale.edu/sustainability/

http://www.yale.edu/sustainablefood/

http://www.yale.edu/recycle  

http://www.yale.edu/transportationoptions/


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: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing standards were recently incorporated into the University’s general Purchasing Policy. The standards cover commodities ranging from office supplies and vehicles to carpeting and catering services.

http://www.yale.edu/procurement/green_purchase.html

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Some. Please describe: Yes, when applicable
[  ]  All

17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Some. Please describe: 30% minimum standard with 100% preferred standard
[  ]  All. Please describe:

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
[  ]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[ X ]  All. Please describe: Yes, where feasible all cleaners must meet Green Seal standards. http://www.facilities.yale.edu/Work/GreenCleaning.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks

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:
[ X ]  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

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: 242,500    http://yale.edu/sustainability/climate

2007: 245,200
2006: 244,900
2005: 260,700
Yale has completed its own GHG inventories.

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: 43%
Baseline year: 2005
Target date: 2020

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%
Baseline year: 2005
Date achieved: 2008

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

Yale uses 55 degrees as the balance point, not 65 degrees.

CDD avg/yr (2006-2008) = 2157

HDD avg/yr (2006-2008) = 3056

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: 20
2007: 21
2006: 21

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: 21.32
2007: 21.57
2006: 21.52

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)?
   Cogeneration plant, recommissioned HVAC systems in 90 buildings, programmable thermostats in small buildings, occupancy sensors, window replacements in various buildings.

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: 5000 CFLs exchanged for incandescent bulbs during an annual undergraduate Light 4 Light campaign, Project Lux, an intra-residential college energy competition, encourages energy reduction by students, and an annual Unplugged campaign encourages students to unplug all appliances and electronics when not in use and especially before leaving for breaks. In addition, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to take the Yale Sustainability Pledge which, among other things, allows them to commit to taking energy conservation measures in their homes, dorm rooms, offices, and laboratories. http://www.yale.edu/ris/sustainpledge/index.html


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.
[  0  %]  B100 biodiesel
[  0  %]  Clean biomass
[  0  %]  Concentrating solar power (CSP)
[  0 %]  Geothermal
[  0 %]  Low-impact hydropower
[  .019  %]  Solar photo voltaics – this only includes electricity produced by the Yale Divinity solar system.
[    %]  Wind
[  .5 %] Other: Fuel Cell

Description:

Solar:

1) Fisher Hall at the Yale Divinity School provides a platform for 40kW solar system consisting of 255 solar panels. Installed in 2007, the solar panels generate approximately 45,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, which covers approximately 17% of the hall’s energy demand.

2) The School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ newest building, Kroon Hall, has incorporated a 100kW solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the building. The system is estimated to produce 25% of the buildings electricity needs.  (The total kWh production from this system was not included in the above campus solar production percentage)

3)  Yale is currently in the process of installing a 20kW thin-film solar system on the roof of dormitory building.  The panels are expected to provide 3-5% of the buildings electricity.


Fuel Cell: Yale contributes to the production of clean energy on campus through the use of a 250 kW hydrogen fuel cell. The fuel cell was installed at the Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center, near the Peabody Museum, in 2003. At 250 kilowatts, the fuel cell produces 40-50% of the electricity for the Science Center. Its electricity production alone is 47% effective, and the addition of heat recovery allows for up to 60% efficiency.

 

Wind Turbines: In March 2009, Yale installed ten micro-wind turbines on the roof of the Becton Engineering and Applied Science Center.  Built by AeroVironment, Inc., each turbine produces up to one kilowatt of clean energy to combine into a 10kW system. At 6.5 feet tall and weighing only 60 pounds each, the horizontal axis micro-turbines demonstrate an approach to wind harvesting that is ideal for urban areas. The turbines are expected to generate 26 megawatt hours of electricity annually. (The total kWh production from these turbines was not included in the above campus solar production percentage)


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 School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ newest building, Kroon Hall, has incorporated 4 evacuated solar hot water tubes into the façade of the building to provide the building with domestic hot water.


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.
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies purchased RECs to offset building electricity usage.
Date of most recent contract: 2008
Quantity (kWh): 1,175,000 kWh
Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents: .043%

32) Has your school purchased non-electric energy from renewable sources?
[   ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe. 89,232 gallons of B20 in FY08 for Yale Shuttle buses.
Date of most recent contract: FY 2008
Quantity (BTUs): 11,431
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:
     3,660,437 MMBTU

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:
   Natural Gas = 98.7%   #2 Diesel = 1.3%

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: [  22  %]

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.
[2 Tons] Batteries
[    ]  Cell phones
[    ]  Computers
[11 Tons ] Light bulbs
[ 7 Tons ]  Printer cartridges
[114 Tons]  Other E-waste. Please list: Electronic Waste – Definition: anything that contains circuit boards or computer components and is used to store or transfer data (TVs, computers, DVD players, cell phones, etc).  We do not have exact weight of each of these materials.

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

[    90  %]

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. Please describe: Yes, Yale holds an annual Spring Salvage to collect and donate to local charities unwanted clothing, furniture, electronics and other items during student move-out. In addition, undergraduate residential colleges are equipped with Eli-exchange (take-it or leave-it) bins in the laundry rooms for students to swap everything from sporting equipment and clothing to electronics and books.

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:
Building Design and Construction Charter holds that all new construction projects over $4 million are required to earn a LEED Silver rating; new, updated policy in the works.
http://www.yale.edu/sustainability/sustainabilityBDC.charter.pdf

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43)
Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[# 4  ]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.
[ ]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[ 117,985 GSF]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Chemistry Research Building (117,985 GSF)
[76,786 GSF]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: The Malone Center (64,786 GSF), Amistad Street Building (120,000 GSF)
[51,000 GSF]  Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Sculpture Building

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.
[#      ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria
[    sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[ 65,000 GSF]  Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Kroon Hall – pending certification

45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[#      ]  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.
[#  1    ]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:
[ 34,538 GSF]  Combined gross square footage.
Sterling Hall of Medicine C3 lab meets LEED Interior CI Gold rating.

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.
[#  2  ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names:
[140,300 GSF]  Combined gross square footage.

48) Please indicate renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[#      ]  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)?    N/A  - For a full list of energy efficiency technologies installed on campus go to: http://yale.edu/sustainability/GHGReductionMeasures1.pdf

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).  

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)?    Yale has installed low flow faucets and showerheads, waterless urinals, dual flush toilets and gray water systems in various buildings across campus.  We do not have available a complete list of the number of each item.
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).   

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[  75  %]

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):
An Optional orientation called Yale Harvest involves working on the farm and other sustainability related orientation activities.

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:
[#  50 ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 8-10
[#     ]  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: http://www.yale.edu/step/

[#  30   ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 6
[#     ]  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:
Yale Student Environmental Coalition (YSEC) is the umbrella environmental group for many student efforts. http://www.yale.edu/ysec/index.html

Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project
yale.edu/yhhap

Food From the Earth
An undergraduate organization that works with the Yale Sustainable Food Project to nurture a culture of good food and sustainable agriculture at Yale
yale.edu/food

Responsible Endowment Project
http://yalerep.blogspot.com/

 

Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnerships (STEP)

www.yale.edu/step

 

Social Justice Network at Yale

http://www.yale.edu/sjn/

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: Project Lux (energy reduction challenge between residential colleges)
Year initiated: 2006
Frequency of competition: annual
Participants: all undergraduates
Incentives: Award for the winning college
Goal of competition: Raise awareness about Yale’s GHG reduction commitment and encourage responsible energy practices
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 12% energy reduction
Lasting effects of competition:
Website: http://www.yale.edu/sustainability/energyatyale.htm, http://java.facilities.yale.edu/cmp/comp0708.html

Name of competition: Recyclemania
Year initiated: 2004
Frequency of competition: Annual
Participants: All of Yale community
Incentives: Being the best
Goal of competition: Reduce waste stream
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 20.4%
Lasting effects of competition:
Website: http://www.yale.edu/recycle/mania.html

TRANSPORTATION

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[# 440 ]

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

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

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling? 
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):   Yale Transportation Options supports a carpool incentive program that provides a 60% discount on parking permits for both members of 2-person carpools and free parking for carpools with three or more members.  Participants in both programs benefit from a Guaranteed Ride home program as well as receive 3 free parking passes per month.  5% of employees who pay to park in the Yale parking system are carpool participants.  This benefit is available to benefits-level faculty and staff.


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)

 Yale does not provide a direct subsidy of transit passes but does provide an Online Commuter Benefits program that participants can use to pay for transit passes with pre-tax dollars, up to $230 per month.

.

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus? 
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe:  The Yale Shuttle provides free fixed route service for students, faculty and staff during the daytime until 6:00 pm and door-to-door service between 6:00 pm and 8:00 am.  The Shuttle provides a connection between all parts of campus, to a park and ride lot and to the local train stations.

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

In addition to the campus-wide service, the Yale Shuttle provides service to both local train stations as well as to the East Rock neighborhood where a significant number of Yale affiliates reside.

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:
Number of bikes available:
Fees for participation:
Repair services provided:

Yale Transportation Options launched a departmental bicycle program in May 2008 which provides fully-equipped commuter bicycles to departments around campus for business travel during the day.  The program has expanded to 30 bicycles.  This is a free program that also provides a free bi-annual repair service.


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

[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.  

Year created:
Total number of vehicles:
Number of hybrid vehicles:
Fee for membership: $35 plus rental fees

Yale partners with Zipcar to provide access to 17 shared cars on campus, of which 4 are hybrids.  Yale affiliates benefit from a reduced membership fee of $35 that can be applied to the members first month of car usage.  Hourly rates begin at $8 per hour.  There are nearly 1,500 members in New Haven.  This program was launched in the Fall of 2007.


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:   In the Master Plan framework, yale Medical School has a bike plan

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

According to our November 2008 transportation survey of faculty, staff and graduate students, 63% of employees commute to campus via environmental preferable transportation.  The breakdown is as follow:  9% bike; 2% telecommute; 8% rideshare; 23% walk; and 22% transit.  Only 37% of respondents reported driving alone to campus.


STATISTICS

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

70)  Total number of buildings: [#330         ]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [#  11,625,600 GSF ]
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#  11,276 ]
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#   207   ]
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#  N/A  ]
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [  87 %]

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: [  ]

 

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