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Arizona State University–Tempe

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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2011, 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 2010 . 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.

 

School name: Arizona State University

Date submitted: September 11, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

1)  Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy and/or sustainability plan? Check all that apply.

[  ]  No

[X]  Yes, a sustainability policy. Please describe and provide the URL below.

[X]  Yes, a sustainability plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: Sustainability PolicyASU President Michael Crow is the founding signatory and chair of the American Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment – committing ASU to Carbon Neutrality and prompting countless other Presidents of Colleges and Universities  around the country to sign as well. See http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/ACUPCC%20Signatory%Dues where Arizona State University is listed as a Summa Cum Laude member at the Leadership Level.  President Crow’s commitment is embedded in his landing page at http://president.asu.edu/   See http://president.asu.edu/node/262 for his vision and goals. ASU has formal policies related to purchasing practices http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/pur/pur210.html. We also have a policy on Sustainable Design http://www.asu.edu/purchasing/forms/Sustainable_Design_Policy.pdf and there are new building design, construction and renovation guidelineshttp://sustainability.asu.edu/practice/what-asu-is-doing/buildings.php.Sustainability PlanThe university has four goals related sustainability practices: Carbon Neutrality, Zero Solid & Water Waste, Active Engagement (engaging our over 82k potential change agents in our university) and Principled Practice (expressing the university’s sustainability value system in the way we operate the campuses – cleaning practices, purchasing, food served in dining facilities, etc).  A carbon neutrality strategic plan is available at: http://carbonzero.asu.edu/ A formal sustainability statement will be published within a soon to be released sustainability plan.

 

2)  Has the president of your institution signed any commitments related to environmental stewardship and/or greenhouse gas reductions? Check all that apply.

[  ]  None

[X]  American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[  ]  Other. Please describe:


3)  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 the URL below.

[X]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: Master PlanThe ASU master plan is updated in 5 year cycles. It is currently underway and will include a substantial sustainability component.Strategic PlanThe Office of the President’s website includes a sustainability component within the vision and goals of the New American University. This also serves as part of the university’s strategic plan.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

4)  Does your school have any administrative councils, committees or task forces that advise on and/or implement sustainability policies and programs?

You may provide detailed information for up to three committees. If you have one advisory committee that is broken down into subcommittees, please indicate that you have one committee and answer the questions on the following page for the entire committee (the sum of data for all subcommittees).

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: Two committees

 

Committee I

 

5)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name: Working group carbon neutrality “wg-cn”

Number of meetings: 2

 

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

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

10

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.   

 

 

7)  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.

 

 

 

Name       

 

Position

Chair 1   

 

Rick Shangraw, Sr V Pres Knowledge Enterprise and Director, Global Institute of Sustainability  

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

8)  To whom does the committee report?
[X]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ] Other:

 

9)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed       

 

Progress     

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Provided guidance and support for the development of the Carbon Neutrality Action Plan

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

5b)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name: Sustainability Practices Network

Number of meetings: 100+

 

6b)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

25

Faculty

 

18

Staff

 

50

Students

 

5

Other. Please describe.     

 

4

 

7b)  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.

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

Executive Sponsors of the Sustainability Practices Network - Ray Jensen (University Sustainability Operations Officer); Rob Melnick (Executive Dean, Global Institute of Sustainability); Bonny Bentzin (Director, University Sustainability Practices in GIOS)

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

Chairs of the Sustainability Practices Network Work Groups and Resource Groups - David Brixen, Interim Vice President for University Services, Stakeholder group is Energy. Phil Plentzas, Director of University Services Business Operations, Stakeholder group is Water. Polly Pinney, Executive Director of Facilities Management, Stakeholder group is Facilities Operations. Theresa Fletcher, Director of Parking and Transit Services, Stakeholder group is Transportation. John Riley, Executive Director of Purchasing and Business Services, Stakeholder group is Procurement. Kerry Suson, Program Manager of Property Control, Stakeholder group is Solid Waste. Jann Blesener, Director Architecture & Planning, Stakeholder group is Building Design and Planning. Kellie Lowe, Director of Memorial Union, Stakeholder group is Campus Living, Dining, Activities and Events. Terry Hinton, Director of Information Technology, Stakeholder for Information Technology. Karen Leland, Director Communications GIOS, Stakeholder group is Communications. Susan Ledlow, Assoc Instructional Prof GIOS, Stakeholder group is Learning. Teresa Forst, PGO/SIO OFFICER ASU Foundation, Stakeholder group is Development. Bonny Bentzin, Director, University Sustainability Practices, Stakeholder group is Opportunities and Best Practices and Literacy.

 

Administrator

Chair 3

 

 

 

8b)  To whom does the committee report?
[X]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ]  Other:  

 

9b)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress 

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Created a carbon neutrality plan. Also, identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Established CSA's on three of four ASU campuses. Established a bi-weekly Farmers Market on the ASU Tempe campus. Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Developed sustainable design policy and guidelines for the campus. Also, identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Information Technology, identified the gap between practices that would lead to total sustainability and current practices. Recommended strategies to close the gap.

 

Committee III

 

5c)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

6c)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

7c)  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.

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

8c)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ]  Other: 

 

9c)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress  

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens     

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit      

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT                                  


10) Does your school have an office or department exclusively dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus? Please note: this does not include academic programs focused on sustainability.
Please provide the number of staff in the office in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). FTE for a full-time staff member would be 1, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name: Global Institute of Sustainability “University Sustainability Practices for operations related programs.”

Year created: 2004

Description: The Institute advances research, education and business practices for an urbanizing world.

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 13

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

Please provide your answers to questions 11-12 in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). For example, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

 

11) Does your school employ a sustainability coordinator, director, or manager?

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts in full-time equivalent (FTE).

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Title:  There is a Director of University Sustainability Practices and another person who is the University Sustainability Operations Officer

Department:  One person is from the Global Institute of Sustainability and the other person is from University Business Services Administration

Time worked (in FTE):  100 % FTE and .25% FTE respectively

Job description:  Both individuals work to advance sustainability practices in all aspects of the University’s operations by advancing program delivery and administrative functions.

 

12) Please list the titles and a brief job description for all other full- and part-time staff who are engaged in planning, implementing or managing sustainability initiatives on your campus (e.g. Assistant Sustainability Coordinator, Food Services Sustainability Coordinator, Green Office Program Manager).

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts (in FTE).Your response may include graduate assistants.

 

Your response should exclude academic researchers, administrative assistants, technical support staff, and recycling/compost collections staff. Your response should also exclude information about undergraduate student interns and student employees. This information should be provided in the Student Involvement section of the survey (questions 56-61).

 

Title      

 

Department      

 

Time worked (in FTE)      

 

Job description

Director, Communications

 

Global Institute of Sustainability

 

1

 

Develop, coordinate and administer sustainability communications programs and activities.

Sustainability Manager

 

ASU Dining Services / Aramark

 

1

 

Develop, coordinate, and administer sustainable dining programs and activities.

Program Coordinator, Univesity Sustainability Practices(Tempe Campus)

 

Global Institute of Sustainability

 

1

 

Coordinate and administer programs and policies within the area of sustainability for the Tempe campus.

Program Coordinator, Univesity Sustainability Practices(Polytechnic Campus)

 

Global Institute of Sustainability

 

1

 

Coordinate and administer programs and policies within the area of sustainability for the Polytechnic campus.

Program Coordinator, Univesity Sustainability Practices (West Campus)

 

Global Institute of Sustainability

 

.75

 

Coordinate and administer programs and policies within the area of sustainability for the West campus.

Student Interns

 

Global Institute of Sustainability

 

2 “FTE”

 

Work on sustainability projects as assigned.

Residential Life Sustainability Coordinator

 

Residential Life

 

.5

 

To advance Residential Life sustainability initiatives.

Various other positions (energy managers, facilities staff, etc.)

 

Campus-wide

 

Approximately the equivalent of 5 FTE

 

Various other positions (energy managers, facilities staff, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

http://sustainability.asu.edu

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

Yes

 

If yes, please indicate the areas to which your policy pertains, and whether purchase is required or encouraged:

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Computers/electronics

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Lighting

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Paper products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description: The formal Green Purchasing policy requires the purchase of environmentally preferred products and services.  It sets standards for energy, water use, toxins and pollutants, biobased products, forest conservation, recycling, packaging, green building, and landscaping.  This policy also includes the Supplier Sustainability Questionnaire which is required of all respondents to our solicitations. URL: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/pur/pur210.html   ASU also has a formal social justice policy in its Values-Based Standard for Business Relationships.  This policy fosters relationships with companies who support the following principles: 1. Promote equal opportunity for all employees in the company. 2. Respect employees’ voluntary freedom of association. 3. Provide a compensation system that is sensitive to a competitive marketplace while enabling employees to meet basic needs, which include food, housing, health care, transportation, and educational opportunity. 4. Provide employees with opportunities to improve skills in order to raise social and economic well-being. 5. Provide a safe working environment. URL: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/pur/pur211.html

 

15) Please indicate in which categories you regularly purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products. Check all that apply.  If possible, provide the percentage of products purchased that are ENERGY STAR qualified for each category.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage purchased  

 

Description

[X]

 

Appliances

 

100 %

 

[X]

 

Building products

 

100 %

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

100 %

 

Also EPEAT Gold Certified

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

100 %

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

100 %

 

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

100 %

 

 

Additional comments: This is the ENERGY STAR language that we include within all of our solicitations.Arizona requires that we purchase ENERGY STAR® products or those certified by the Federal Energy Management Program as energy efficient in all categories available.  If this solicitation is for a product in a category for which ENERGY STAR® or certified products are available, please submit evidence of the ENERGY STAR® status or certification for the products you are bidding.  Please note that if you fail to submit this information but a competitor does, we will select your competitor’s product as meeting specifications and deem your product as not meeting specifications.  See A.R.S. §34-451.

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

For each of the items below, please indicate the percentage of purchases that contain post-consumer recycled content, are chlorine-free processed, and/or are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Please provide approximate data, to the best of your ability, if your institution uses a decentralized purchasing structure.

               

 

 

Percentage
post-consumer
recycled content     

 

Percentage
Forest Stewardship
Council certified   

 

Percentage
chlorine-free
 processed     

 

Description

Envelopes

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

Facial tissues

 

100%

 

 

100%

 

Napkins

 

100%

 

 

100%

 

Notepads

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

Office paper

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

ASU buys either 100% post-consumer recycled content or 30% post-consumer waste recycled content. All paper purchases are FSC certified.

Paper towels

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

Mill within 165 miles.

Other. Please describe.

 

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

Business cards and stationary

 

Additional comments: All business cards and stationary is printed by our own FSC and SFI certified print lab.

 

17)  Does your school purchase computers or electronics that are Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Please indicate the portion of computer or electronics purchases that are EPEAT certified. Please provide the percentage of each product purchased that is EPEAT certified, where data are available. Note which products have been purchased in the “Product description” column (e.g., desktop computers, laptops).

 

 

 

Portion
EPEAT certified      

 

Percentage
EPEAT certified      

 

Product description (e.g. computers, printers)

Product 1

 

All

 

100 %

 

All desktop, laptop, monitors and printers are purchased EPEAT Gold

Product 2

 

 

 

Product 3

 

 

 

 

FUNDING MECHANISMS

 

18)  What mechanisms does your school use to fund sustainability projects on campus? Check and describe all that apply. If no specific mechanisms are in place, indicate as such and move on to question 19.

Data collected for this question is for informational purposes only and will not be evaluated for grading.

 

[  ]  No specific mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]

 

Alumni green fund

 

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

Not explicitly dedicated, but capital funds support green building efforts.

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

[X]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

Final roll-out 2010

[X]

 

Student green fee

 

Student government allocates a portion of the student activity fee money for sustainability programs.

[  ]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

19) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage sustainable behavioral change among departments, offices, faculty and staff? Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

This is currently happening through our Sustainability Practices Network which consists of multiple personnel who initiate or support sustainability initiatives, disseminate sustainability information and encourage sustainable work habits from departments.

[X]

 

Green office certification program

 

An ASU Green Office certification program is being rolled out to the university campus community. We currently have the Sustainability Toolbox that covers green office and green event best practices.

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

Sustainability Toolbox. http://sustainability.asu.edu/practice/what-you-can-do/sustainability-toolbox.php.

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

The University Sustainability Practices office works with ASU Human Resources to provide materials and sustainability information to new employees.

[X]

 

Other

 

Staff and administrators are evaluated on sustainability during thier annual performance appraisals. Also, Staff that are involved with the annual ASU Homecoming Block Party can certify their department’s participation as a green event. Lastly, ASU has a Classified Staff Council Sustainability Sub Committee that is charged to serve as a voice for university staff, to advise the President of ASU on the working climate, and to raise issues and concerns of university staff. The Council also works to support university staff through various activities and initiatives.


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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, when providing data about greenhouse gas emissions levels, please provide data based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions. Scope 1 emissions refer to GHG emissions directly resulting from sources owned or operated by the institution (e.g. on-campus combustion of fossil fuels, emissions from campus vehicles). Scope 2 emissions refer to emissions generated indirectly due to the production of electricity that the institution consumes. Scope 3 emissions refer to all other indirect emissions that result from activities of the institution (e.g. employee travel).

 

GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY


20)
Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory? Please check all that apply.

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

[  ]  No
[X]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

ASU is currently completing the FY 2009 and FY 2010 greenhouse gas emissions inventory per ACUPCC requirements. Results will be posted by October 30, 2010.

[X]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (Scopes 1 & 2, as well as scopes 1, 2 & 3 in metric tons of CO2e). Include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.

 

 

Start Date         

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1 & 2)

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1, 2 & 3)

 

URL          

 

Notes

2009

 

     

 

 

 

 

2008

 

7/1/07 - 6/30/08

 

228278

 

293270

 

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg/628/

 

2007

 

7/1/06 - 6/30/07

 

243300

 

308227

 

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg/386/

 

2006

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

 

21) Has your school made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year?

The commitment should be to reducing actual campus greenhouse gas emissions, and does not include offsets or renewable energy credits (purchase of RECs is addressed in question 31). For example, if the university is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, and aims to do so by reducing campus emissions by 50 percent and buying offsets for the remaining 50 percent, you would indicate “50%” as the reduction level.

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage): 74

Baseline year: 2007 (July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007)

Baseline emissions level: 308227

Target year: 2025

 

Additional comments: The approximate percentage of real reductions is estimated to be 74% (rest of reduction could be offsets). Because we anticipate that all of scope 1 and 2 emissions will be mitigated through ways other than RECs and carbon offsets. Scope 3 emissions will be significantly reduced through alternative transportation measures, but due to our large transportation footprint we expect to have to offset some of the Scope 3 emissions with carbon offsets.

 

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

22) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions? Answer should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Please indicate whether your school has achieved actual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This does not include the purchase of carbon offsets or renewable energy credits. (Purchase of RECs is considered in question 31.)

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

 

Percentage reduced: 5

Baseline year: 2007 (July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007)

Baseline emissions level: 308227

Year achieved: 2008

 

Additional comments: ASU is currently completing the FY 2009 and FY 2010 greenhouse gas emissions inventory per ACUPCC requirements. Results will be posted by October 30, 2010.

 

23) Please provide GHG emissions figures in terms of gross square feet on campus for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.
Per-gross-square-foot emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

0.0184

2007:

 

0.0204

2006:

 

2005:

 


24) Please provide GHG emissions figures per full-time student equivalent for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Per full-time student equivalent emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time equivalent students.

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

3.5

2007:

 

3.8

2006:

 

2005:

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

25) Has your school achieved a reduction in building energy consumption compared to a 2005 baseline?

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

Data must be provided in terms of MBtus (one thousand British thermal units) .

2005 baseline year
Building energy consumption:
  1,174,554              
Gross square feet of building space:   9,456,354

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)

Building energy consumption 1,389,721

Gross square feet of building space :  11,104,247

26) Please indicate which programs or technologies your school has implemented to improve energy efficiency since 2000. Check all that apply.
[X]    Cogeneration

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

For the following technologies and programs, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which they have been implemented.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[  ]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

[X]

 

Economizers

 

[X]

 

Energy management system; building automation system, energy information system, or monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) system

 

[  ]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

[X]

 

Other energy-efficient lighting (e.g. T5 or T8)

 

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

[X]

 

Retrocommissioning of HVAC systems (buildings must have been commissioned, retrocommissioned or re-commissioned within the last 10 years)

 

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

[X]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: Eighteen buildings were retrofitted with new controllers for air handling units, pumping systems, and Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes.A $70M investment over 2 phases to be completed in 2010, thus far ASU has implemented:-ASU has implemented HVAC modifications and retrofits, shaving 45 kW from the school’s annual electrical demand of 3.3 million kWh.-Buildings may be cooled to no lower than 78 degrees and heated to no more than 68 degrees. -Installed heat recovery system-Installed thermal energy storage controls-Retrofitted lighting systems- The Central Plant was equipped with eight new 2000 ton centrifugal (R134a refrigerant) chillers, cooling towers, condenser water pumps and motor control centers.- Installed a new Central Plant digital control system- Installed a campus wide, whole building monitoring Energy Information System (EIS).


27) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use? Check all that apply.

[  ]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[X]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[  ]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[X]

 

Green IT policies (e.g. enabling power management)

[X]

 

PR campaigns (increased/innovative signage, newsletters, slogans, saturation), demonstrations to raise awareness, pledge drives    

[  ]

 

Trade-in or rebate programs for inefficient appliances (e.g. CFLs, refrigerators)

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:                                                           

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please check all types of renewable energy that are generated, and provide data on the percentage of your total energy consumption fulfilled by each renewable source listed. If less than one percent is fulfilled by a given source, leave percent box blank. For each type of renewable energy, please describe the production source.

 

 

 

Renewable
energy type

 

Percent of
total energy
consumption    

 

Production
source description

[  ]

 

Biomass

 

 

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

1.59 %

 

On site installations – on track for 10 MW by March 2011.

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description: ASU’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant is comprised of a 7 MW solar gas fired turbine, a 2 MW steam condensing turbine and an 80,000 lb/hr heat recovery steam generator. This plant is capable of handling the entire steam load for the campus 10 months out of the year using waste heat recovery while providing reliable, uninterrupted, redundant power to the high tech bio research facilities. Additionally, the plant can provide backup to the Central Plant’s chilled water system to the tune of 10,000 tons.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s CHP Partnership Program, conferred EPA’s ENERGY STAR CHP Award to ASU. The award recognizes highly efficient CHP projects that achieve fuel and emissions savings and use at least 5 percent less fuel than state-of-the-art comparable separate heat-and-power generation. ASU’s CHP plant began operation in August 2005. It has a design capacity of 20,000 tons of cooling capacity, 16 MW of power, 4 MW of diesel generator backup and 160,000 lb/hr of steam.


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

No

 

If yes, please specify number of systems and total MBtus generated annually, if available.

 

Number of systems:

Total MBtus generated annually:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

 

30) What is the fuel mix of electricity purchased from the grid for your campus? Please provide the percentage for each source.

If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy source

 

Percent of total energy purchase

Coal

 

32

Natural Gas

 

41

Nuclear

 

23

Petroleum

 

Renewables (biomass, solar, wind, low-impact hydropower, photovoltaics, geothermal)      

 

4

Other. Please specify:

 



Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid: 82.72%


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 standards .

No

 

If yes, please describe below.

Date of most recent purchase:  
Length of contract:  
Average annual quantity (kWh):  
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents:  

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

32) Please provide total MBtus of energy for heating and cooling generated annually from on-site combustion:

562,986

 

33) Please list each fuel source used in on-site combustion for heating and cooling, and note the percentage of overall BTUs derived from that source:
If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy Source    

 

Percent of overall BTUs   

Biomass

 

Coal

 

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

100 %

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 

     

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FOOD & RECYCLING

Please note: The food portion of this category and information about waste reduction in dining services is covered in a separate dining survey .

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

34) Please provide the following information pertaining to trends in waste generation per weighted campus user.

2005 baseline year

Weighted campus users:  45,400
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):   9,682
 

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 50,653
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):  6,057

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

 

35) 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: Cartons (orange juice, etc.) and Aseptic containers (juice boxes, etc.) Items that can be recycled include: newspapers, brown paper bags, chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc.), magazines and catalogs (no plastic wrappers), copy paper wrappers, phonebooks, paperback and hardback books, office paper (computer, white, color, Post-it notes, etc., with paper clips and rubber bands removed), junk mail, file folders, brochures, shredded paper (put in clear plastic bags and placed next to paper bins), aluminum cans and foil with no food residue, steel/tin cans, cartons (orange juice, etc.), aseptic containers (drink boxes, etc.), liquid- and waste-free plastic with or without numbers 1-7, including bottles, caps, lids, and plastic utensils, laboratory glass, tennis balls, packaging material, sensitive documents, Styrofoam, Tyvek Garments, concrete, asphalt, sheetrock, pallets, shoes, scrap metal, bicycle tires. During the summer of 2009, ASU partnered with the Arizona Correctional Industries to recycle used mattresses from our residential building renovations. The recycled components are fabricated into new “Green” mattresses. These “Green” mattresses are 100% recyclable. Our efforts diverted 1162 mattresses from going to the landfill. We expect to recycle many more mattresses this way in 2010. http://cfo.asu.edu/fdm-recycling-at-asu    

 

36) Please indicate the campus-wide diversion rate of recyclable waste from traditional disposal.

The diversion rate should be calculated based on the diversion of traditional recyclables (paper, plastics, aluminum, cardboard, glass). Please do not include recycled electronic waste, recycled construction waste, or composted food and landscaping waste in the calculation of this figure.

The diversion rate is equal to the (total amount of traditional recycled materials) divided by the (total amount of landfill waste plus the total amount of traditional recycled materials).

10%

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE


37) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please indicate recycling of the following items is available for students (through receptacles on campus, recycling drives, or other means), and/or for institutional electronics waste. Check all that apply.

 

 

 

For waste generated by students  

 

For waste generated by the institution

Batteries

 

[X]

 

[X]

Cell phones

 

[X]

 

[X]

Computers

 

[X]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[X]

 

[X]

Printer cartridges

 

[X]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[X]

 

[X]

ink, VHS Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Microfiche/Microfilm, Jewel Cases, Floppy Disks

If possible, describe the organization and/or company you are using to collect your e-waste for recycling, and the environmental and social safeguards that they take in disposal:

Currently, ASU has no e-waste. All used electronic waste is sold to individuals or small retailers, but should we need to dispose of electronic waste, we have an agreement with Dell to demanufacture and recycle monitors and with Gold Circuit to demanufacture and recycle other electronic waste.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

70%


39) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[  ]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

State statute limits composting opportunities.

 

SOURCE REDUCTION


40) Does your campus run any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

Yes

 

If yes, please check and describe all of the programs below that are in place at your institution:

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Limited printing

 

Implemented a Print Publications Cost Reduction Initiative in March of 2009. The goals are to reduce 25% of printing by June 2011 and 40% of printing by June 2012. We have already converted our ASU Insight newspaper and other large sized publications to be electronically distributed. Also, students must pay for each copy made in our computing centers. This has significantly reduced the number of prints from previous years when there was no fee.

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

In collaboration between University Sustainability Practices, Recycling and Residential Life, there is a program that organizes the locations of trash and recycling receptacles, creates and posts signage for move-in recycling, and actively guides proper recycling throughout the move-in event.

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

Ditch the Dumpster program occurs during each semester “Move Out.”

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

Surplus Exchange and Transfer (SunSET) is a university-wide "classified ad" system for exchanging ASU property. Through SunSET, ASU departments can re-use office supplies, lab supplies, some types of furniture, and other un-needed items, thus keeping many of these items from reaching our landfill.

[X]  

 

Other

 

ASU Mail Services has partnered with Ecological Mail Coalition to help reduce each department's junk mail. Ecological Mail can help decrease the volume of catalogs, magazines or other advertising mail for employees who are no longer in a department.


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GREEN BUILDING

 

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


41) Does your school have a formal green building policy pertaining to design and construction for new buildings and major renovations?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:

http://www.governor.state.az.us/eo/2005_05.pdf


42) Please provide the following information about LEED-certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-certified buildings: 32

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

152,405  

 

Fulton Center

Silver-level

 

1,043,300

 

Hassayampa Academic Village; Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building II, Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Cronkite/Eight Building

Gold-level

 

1,447,391

 

Barrett Honors College; Biodesign Institute Building  A; Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building I, Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building III, Polytechnic Academic Complex, 2nd Floor Memorial Union Restoration, ASU Police Department Facility, Arizona Biomedical Collaborative

Platinum-level   

 

174,583

 

Arizona Biodesign Institute Building B

 

43) Please provide information about campus buildings that meet LEED certification criteria, but are not certified.

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria : 2

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

  

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

83,641  

 

Nursing and Healthcare Innovation Phase II

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

51,037  

 

Weatherup Center

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

  

 

 

44) Please provide information about buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:  

Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

45) Please provide information about buildings on your campus that meet the standards of other third-party green building certifications (e.g. Green Globes).

Certification type:
 
Total number of buildings:
     
Combined gross square footage: 

Building names:  

 

46) For the 2009-2010 academic year, what percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills?

60%

 

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 

47) Please provide information about adaptive reuse projects your campus has completed since the year 2000.

Total number of adaptive reuse projects completed since the year 2000:   1


Please provide additional details for up to ten of the most comprehensive projects:

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Global Institute of Sustainability building

 

50,202

 

School of Nursing

 

School of Sustainability and Global Institute of Sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


48) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus in the 2000-2001 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   44,637

Square footage:   10,487,522

 

49) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus for the 2009-2010 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   66,988

Square footage:   17,035,340

 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


50) Does your school have a formal green building policy specifically pertaining to operations and maintenance?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:

No URL available. Mandates to shops and maintenance crew are issued via facilities directors. Some service contracts explicitly outline sustainability expectations. “Such as the custodial contract.”


51) Please provide the following information about LEED-EB certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings:  1
Combined gross square footage:  50,202
Building names: Global Institute of Sustainability

 

52) Please provide the following information about buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified:

Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified:
Combined gross square footage: 
Building names:

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

53) Has your institution reduced its water consumption per weighted campus user, as compared to a 2005 baseline?
Weighted campus users = (1 * number of on-campus residents) + (0.75 * number of non-residential or commuter full-time students, faculty and staff members) + (0.5 * number of non-residential or commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members) .

No

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
  (YR 2007) 45400
Water consumed (gallons):  (YR 2007) 501,961,134

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
  50653
Water consumed (gallons):   620,207,580

 

54) Please indicate which of the following water-conservation technologies have been installed in existing buildings on campus. Check all that apply. For each item, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which the technology has been installed.

For example, if dual-flush toilets have been installed in all bathrooms on campus, you would indicate “100” as the percentage of building space in which the technology has been installed.

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space     

[  ]  

 

Building water metering

 

[X]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[X]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[X]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description: ASU has implemented a water capture program from one of its power plants for the RO system effluent. The effluent now replaces the potable water that was once used to power wash the outdoor mall areas. In addition ASU has a graywater system to water the landscaping for the Barrett Honors College. The Biodesign Institute’s landscaping is watered with captured condensate.

 

55) What stormwater management technologies or strategies are used on your campus?

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[  ]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Erosion and Sediment Control Policy

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Information concerning energy management will be drawn from question 26 (Climate Change & Energy) . If you wish to provide any additional information about energy-efficiency technologies installed in campus buildings, please attach it in a supplemental document at the end of the survey.


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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

 

56) Please list sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school.

 A sustainability-themed residential community is created specifically to provide students with a living-and-learning experience focused on sustainability.  Students must have actively selected or applied to live in the residence. Example: Synergy House at Colorado College .

 

For each sustainability-themed residential community, please provide the following information:

 

Name of program     

 

Type of community     

 

Number of students involved     

 

Additional details

School of Sustainability – Residential Community for Freshmen

 

Hallway

 

45

 

Provides a welcoming and supportive environment for School of Sustainability freshmen as they transition into university life. http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/future-students/undergraduate/residential-community.php

Sustainability House at Barrett

 

Building

 

200

 

SHAB is a residential and academic community centered on a common dedication to the principles of sustainability which supports learning and action related to these ideas. https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/shab/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


57) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?

Yes

 

If yes, please check and describe all ways in which sustainability is incorporated into new student orientation:

[X]  

 

Skits, speakers, or presentations that take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend. Topics must include at least one of the following: promoting the Office of Sustainability, student campus sustainability groups, or sustainability as an important campus issue.

[X]  

 

Incorporating sustainability information into presentations made by RAs to individual hallways.

[X]  

 

Active engagement of students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability occurs on campus, or in which students take part in a productive activity, such as volunteer work or projects (e.g., working in the on-campus garden).

[X]  

 

Making orientation more sustainable through efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets.

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 During Welcome Week there were several opportunities for first year students to become aware of the Office of Sustainability, student campus sustainability groups, sustainability volunteering and sustainability as an important issue on campus. Also, Recycling materials are provided to Community Assistants (RAs) to distribute to students and use as recycling program materials.Also, The new student orientation includes sustainability features in its planning in addition many colleges/schools offer a first-year Freshmen class called ASU 101 The ASU Experience. This class contains a sustainability component called, “Solutions to sustainability challenges we face.”

 

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES


58) Does your school offer on-campus, office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students during the academic year?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student below.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:    

Paid positions

 

11

 

15-20

Unpaid positions

 

13

 

5


59) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or a similar program to promote behavioral change on campus?

 

If yes, please provide the URL to the program's website. If not, select “no.”

Not Available

 

Please provide the following details about the number of students involved in program, their average working hours, and any compensation that they receive.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Paid positions.

 

7

 

5-10

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

0

 

0

Uncompensated positions.

 

14

 

2

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

60) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

Yes, three or more competitions.

 

For each competition or challenge that is run on campus, please provide the details requested. You may provide detailed information for up to three competitions.

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative

Year Initiated: 2005

Website: http://www.studentventures.asu.edu/

 

Frequency that competition is run:   Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, please describe.  
Initiative, made possible by a $5.4 million donation in October 2004 from Orin Edson to the Arizona State University Foundation

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, please describe:  
Outside business community.

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Cash

 

A total of $200,000 is awarded annually with awards including up to $20,000 in seed funding for winning student entrepreneurs.

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Office space at the Initiative’s facility located at SkySong –

[X]  

 

Other

 

Training and networking opportunities with ASU faculty, researchers and successful entrepreneurs.

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[X]

 

Water conservation  

 

DevilWash is an environmentally friendly commercial pressure cleaning contractor in the metro Phoenix area. DevilWash is here to keep everything clean; focusing on concrete cleaning and bringing environmental friendliness into fleet washing.

[X]  

 

Other

 

The Biohydrogenator is a fast, cost-effective means of using a modular two-step biological hydrogen production system to convert sugars and starches in wastewater into hydrogen gas (H2), which can be sold on the open market. Successful testing and deployment of this technology will have a tremendous impact on food processing companies via two mechanisms: reduced wastewater treatment costs and energy generation.

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   To be determined.

Lasting effects of competition:   Devil Wash uses water heated to more than 200 degrees as well as biodegradable cleaners. The system captures the water used for cleaning and filters it, making it reusable and resulting in zero wastewater discharge. It is compliant with Environmental Protection Agency standards. The system is used to clean sidewalks, driveways, pool decks and stucco, as well as to degrease heavy machinery. Pragmatic Energy’s new biotechnology product, if successful, will reduce the energy required for treatment and hence reduce food manufacturing water treatment costs by up to 80 percent. As an added benefit, this technology also generates hydrogen gas that can be sold as a valuable byproduct! http://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/newsletter/2010/08/24/my-story-making-renewable-energy-idea-reality

Additional Information:   Student teams compete for award money to explore their innovative ideas for business products and services or social good and to establish business ventures. Here is a listing of 2010 Ventures. http://www.studentventures.asu.edu/venturesTwo ventures have been highlighted above that focus on sustainability.

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Climate Savers Computing Initiative – Power Down for the Planet

Year Initiated: 2009

Website: http://www.powerdownfortheplanet.org/view-all-pledge-drivers/

 

Frequency that competition is run:  Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[X]

 

Staff

 

[X]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Recognition

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

Emissions reduction.

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   ASU’s participation in the Power Down for the Planet competition reduced our carbon emissions by nearly 14 tons per year.

Lasting effects of competition:   This competition has resulted in the ASU Technology Office implementing university-wide sustainable computing practices both within the technology we use, as well as, our daily practices.

Additional Information:  

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Sun Devil Dining Recycling Competition

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: n/a

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, please describe.

ARAMARK contracted food service provider  

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, describe:
ARAMARK employees

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

T-shirts made from recycled coke bottles and baseball caps

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

To raise awareness and improve recycling rates.

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:  

Lasting effects of competition:  The Sun Devil Dining recycling competition occurred for one month during the Spring 2010 semester. The competition involved three spot checks (1 trash bin 1 recycling bin) at each kitchen over the course of the month. We are looking to expand this to a general sustainability competition for each semester between all our dining halls.

Additional Information:  

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs for the organizations’ websites, if available:

Name

 

Description

 

URL

VegAware

 

VegAware spreads awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle and creates a community for students who live a veg lifestyle.

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18170539416

 

 

 

 

 

EcoAid

 

EcoAid on Campus strives to empower students with the knowledge and tools to stay ahead of the business shift towards sustainability.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/show_profile/12611-ecoaid-on-campus-t

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Green Builders (EGB) at ASU

 

EGB integrates students into the green building movement. The group's mission is to create a network of emerging green building leaders with a multidiscipline approach.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search Search for Emerging Green Builders

 

 

 

 

 

Greenpeace @ ASU

 

To assist in the global fight to avert catastrophic climate change, Greenpeace @ ASU organizes students and the valley community to call, write, and visit their representatives in congress and demand action.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search Search for Greenpeace@ASU

 

 

 

 

 

Net Impact Arizona State University

 

The mission of Net Impact and the ASU Student Chapter is to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of leaders who use the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/show_profile/12615-net-impact-arizona-state-university-t

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability House at Barrett

 

SHAB is a residential and academic community centered on a common dedication to the principles of sustainability which supports learning and action related to these ideas.

 

http://www.vpsa.asu.edu/SDMU/mu/new/clubs/search.asp?clubid=1113

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability Jedi

 

SJedi is a student think tank that identifies solutions to sustainability challenges in the developing world.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/show_profile/12619-sustainability-jedi-t

 

 

 

 

 

Students of Arizona Network for Sustainability (SANS) — Tempe and Polytechnic campus.

 

SANS is a network of student organizations, community groups, and individuals that aims to empower and connect, encourage collaboration, and create a model of sustainability in Arizona.

 

https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/sans/

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Student Sustainability Initiatives (CSSI)

 

CSSI is dedicated to furthering sustainability practices and initiatives within the university and working towards carbon neutrality and zero waste via engaging the ASU student community

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search Search for Center for Student Sustainability Initiatives

 

 

 

 

 

Green Team

 

A volunteer force of the Center for Student Sustainability Initiatives (CSSI) that provides recycling and composting services for small and large events.

 

http://sustainability.asu.edu/practice/what-you-can-do/student-groups.php

 

 

 

 

 

School of Sustainability Graduate Student Board

 

The SOS Graduate Board is a peer-elected group of SOS students focused on uniting fellow students to promote the social, academic, cultural, and professional interests of the sustainability community.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search  Search for School of Sustainability Graduate Student Board

 

 

 

 

 

School of Sustainability College Council

 

• The SOSCC collaborates with other clubs and organizations within the School of Sustainability to promote student involvement, nurture faculty-student relations, recognize outstanding faculty, organization, and student achievements and offer students the opportunity to learn and develop the leadership skills needed to solve today's environmental, economic, and social challenges of sustainability.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search Search for School of Sustainability College Council.

 

 

 

 

 

ASU Grow

 

ASU Grow is group of sustainable desert gardeners who learn to garden organically by doing. In exchange for garden space, water, seeds, and access to garden tools, members volunteer for the Arboretum at ASU.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/org/asugrow

 

 

 

 

 

Electric Vehicle Club

 

EVC is dedicated to giving students experience with emerging plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and electric vehicle technologies.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/show_profile/12625-electric-vehicle-club-at-asu-t

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers Without Borders

 

Engineers Without Borders, ASU chapter, is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search Search for Engineers Without Borders

 

 

 

 

 

United Students for Fair Trade

 

USFT advocates for fair trade products, policies, and principles. The group's core objective is to raise the awareness of the need for fair trade.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/show_profile/12453-united-students-for-fair-trade-t

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona State Cycling Community

 

Arizona State Cycling Community's primary mission is to consolidate and make available resources and services for cyclists.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search Search for Arizona State Cycling Community

 

 

 

 

 

SEEDS Devils

 

Persons commonly interested in ecology, environmental education, sustainability and diversity.

 

http://asu.orgsync.com/search Search for SEEDS Devils

 

 

 

 

 

Nourish International

 

Nourish International at ASU works to eradicate poverty by engaging students and empowering communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

 

62) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
The fleet includes all vehicles owned by the campus such as cars, trucks, and carts. It does not include lawnmowers or other off-road vehicles.

532

 

63) Please indicate which of the following alternative-fuel vehicles are included in your fleet. Check all that apply. Please list the number of vehicles for each class.

 

 

 

 

Number of vehicles

[X]  

 

100 percent electric

 

267

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 6 months of the year

 

[X]  

 

Fueled with E85 or higher ethanol for more than 6 months of the year    

 

3

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

8

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

(179 CNG/E85/LPG), (324 alternative fuel)

 


COMMUTE MODAL SPLIT

64) What portion of the student body commutes via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool/vanpool)?

51%

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of students who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

5%

Carpool/vanpool

 

8%

Public transit

 

25%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

49%

Walking

 

8%

 

65) What percentage of employees commute via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool)?

31%

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of employees who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

3%

Carpool/vanpool

 

9%

Public transit

 

8%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

74%

Walking

 

2%

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

 

66) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling to faculty, staff and/or students? Check all that apply, and describe below.

[  ] No

[X] Yes, to faculty and staff

[X] Yes, to students

 

Description:  


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for faculty/staff . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

ASU community members can register on RideShare.com

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

Spots are reserved for carpools in several parking locations

[X]  

 

Other

 

Don’t Drive One-in-Five Commuting awards program


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for students . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

ASU community members can register on RideShare.com

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

Spots are reserved for carpools in several parking locations

[X]  

 

Other

 

Don’t Drive One-in-Five Commuting awards program

 

67) Does your school offer subsidies for the use of public transportation?

 

We offer close to 90% subsidy for Students and 45% for employees.

 

  

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

Size of the discount (as a percent of full price)

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

45

[X]  

 

Staff

 

45

[X]  

 

Students   

 

100


[X ]  Check here if subsidy takes the form of pre-tax payroll deduction. Please describe below:

Employees may opt for payroll deduction in addition to the above discount.

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

The FLASH, Orbit “Partnership with the City of Tempe” and McAllister shuttles provide free transportation around campus.

 

  

 

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

 

ASU operates a free shuttle to all of its campuses not connected to the Light-rail transit system.

 

  

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

70) Does your school offer a bicycle sharing/rental program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:   1999
Number of bikes available:   30
Usage fee per hour:     $0
Usage fee per day:    $0

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $0

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:   $0

Other annual membership fee:  $0

 

Description: The USG Community Bikes Program offers free bicycle rentals to the ASU community for two weeks at a time. There is a USG Community Bikes Program on the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:   1999
Service fee:   No
Description:   Description: Sell routine maintenance items, and have many used spare parts that are available for those who need them. The school can also order virtually any part you need for your bike, from good-quality economical parts to high-end, high-performance equipment, at prices lower than you can find at virtually any bike shop. Will show you how to perform virtually any repair or upgrade on your bike for free, and use of any of the tools is also free. Have the tools necessary for almost any job.

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:   2007
Total number of vehicles:  17
Number of hybrid vehicles:    3
Usage fee per hour:   $66
Usage fee per day:  


Annual membership fee for students:  $35

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  $35

Other annual membership fee:  $35

 

Description: Zipcar

 

PLANNING

 

73) 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)?

Cars are prohibited from the core of campus.

 

74) Do you offer the option of a condensed work week or telecommuting to at least ten percent of full-time employees? For each option, please indicate who is eligible.

 

 

 

 

Employees eligible

 

Description:

[X]  

 

Telecommuting

 

Depends on department

 

See comments

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

Depends on department

 

See comments

 

Additional comments: Each department is to determine which employees may telecommute or work a condensed work week. Many departments are service oriented and serve our students five days a week. Though there is a university policy on both TC and CWW, it is left up to each department director.


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

921

 

77) Combined gross square footage of all buildings on campus: 

17,035,340

 

78) Full-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

54,626

 

79) Part-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

13,438

 

80) Percent of full-time students that live on campus: 

20%

 

 

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Question 81 is for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

81) Please check all items that apply to your institution:

 

 

 

 

 

Description (optional)

[X]    

 

Campus garden or farm

 

There are two campus gardens on the Tempe campus and one campus garden on the Polytechnic campus.

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

School of Earth and Space Exploration. B.A. in Earth and Environmental Studies

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Environmental science/studies minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]     

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]     

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

W.P. Carey MBA Outdoors Club

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

Campus-Wide

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

School of Sustainability. B.S., B.A., M.S., Ph.D and minor in Sustainability

 


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