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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: California Institute of Technology

Date submitted: July 29, 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 at Caltech aims to enhance Caltech's core mission of research and education by reducing Caltech's environmental impact and promoting stewardship within the Caltech community. www.sustainability.caltech.edu

 

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

[X]  None

[  ]  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
[  ]  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: The Master Plan was completed in 2006.  The building and landscaping guidelines are currently being updated to broaden the sustainability content.  The strategic plan was recently updated to incorporate sustainability objectives.  The recent creation of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, a $90M initiative to address global energy and climate challenges, grew from the revision of the strategic plan.http://governmentrelations.caltech.edu/local/masterplan

 

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: One committee

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: Sustainability Council

Number of meetings: 11 monthly meetings, subcommittee groups meet independently

 

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

 

2

Faculty

 

4

Staff

 

8

Students

 

6

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   

 

Jim Cowell  

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Student group was selected to compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Intial drafting of a sustainable procurement policy

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for 2009

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Implemented retrocommissioning and energy efficiency upgrades and the Caltech Enterprise Energy Management System (http://us.gsi120.phoenixet.com/Default.aspx?alias=us.gsi120.phoenixet.com/caltechpublic)

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Plans to create a community garden on a vacant lot on campus

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Two new LEED Gold buildings have been openned and construction has begun on Platinum laboratory building

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Creation of a 2010 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     

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Creation of a Low Emissions Vehicle Registration and Rebate Program and developed new secure commuter bike cage

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Implementing a new campus-wide recycling and composting program

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Comissioned development of Landscape Master Plan, study being conducted on the feasibility of recycling water used in the cooling towers for landscape irrigation

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

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

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

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    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

8b)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  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

 

[  ]

 

 

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

 

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: Office of Sustainability Porgrams

Year created: 2008

Description: http://sustainability.caltech.edu/

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 5.5

 

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:  Manager of Sustainability Programs

Department:  Facilities

Time worked (in FTE):  1

Job description:  Manage all aspects of sustainability on campus

 

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

Energy Manager

 

Facilities

 

1

 

Deevelop and implement all energy supply and efficiency projects

Transportation Coordinator

 

Parking and Commuter Service Office

 

1

 

Develop and implement all alternative transportation programs

Recycling Specialist

 

Facilities

 

1

 

Handle day-to-day recycling and waste diversion duties

Recycling Specialist

 

Facilities

 

1

 

Handle day-to-day recycling and waste diversion duties

Sustainability Reporting Intern

 

Facilities

 

0.5

 

Coordinate data collection and analysis for sustainability metrics and reporting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

www.sustainability.caltech.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: http://sustainability.caltech.edu/materials/procurement

 

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

 

 

[X]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

 

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

 

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

Additional comments: http://sustainability.caltech.edu/materials/procurement/GreenOfficeChecklist

 

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

 

 

 

 

Facial tissues

 

100%

 

 

 

The Custodial Department's Green Purchasing Policy demonstrates the committment to environmental sustainability.  By purchasing 100% recycled, EcoLogo certified hand towels and tissue paper, we are making a positive impact on the environment. http://sustainability.caltech.edu/materials/procurement

Napkins

 

100%

 

 

 

Paper napkins are non-bleached 100% recycled paper napkins. http://dining.caltech.edu/sustainability/index.html

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

 

100%

 

 

Office Depot purchases only

Paper towels

 

100%

 

 

 

The Custodial Department's Green Purchasing Policy demonstrates the committment to environmental sustainability.  By purchasing 100% recycled, EcoLogo certified hand towels and tissue paper, we are making a positive impact on the environment.

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments:

 

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

 

Some

 

 

Computers

Product 2

 

Some

 

 

Printers

Product 3

 

Some

 

 

Monitors

 

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

 

LEED building construction, major central plant equipment

[X]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

Caltech Energy Conservation Investment Program (CECIP)

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Office of Sustainability Program budget

[X]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

Caltech Energy Conservation Investment Program (CECIP)

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[  ]    

 

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

[  ]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

http://sustainability.caltech.edu/materials/procurement

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

Facilities staff orientation

[X]

 

Other

 

A green office checklist is available at http://sustainability.caltech.edu/materials/procurement/GreenOfficeChecklist


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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
[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

[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

 

October 1, 2008    

 

78,111.0

 

 

 

2008

 

October 1, 2007

 

83,512.7

 

 

 

2007

 

October 1, 2006

 

76,087.2

 

 

 

2006

 

October 1, 2005

 

81,202.0

 

 

 

2005

 

October 1, 2004

 

89,166.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

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): 33%

Baseline year: 1990

Baseline emissions level: 63,000

Target year: 2020

 

Additional comments: Reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 per California reduction goal

 

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.)

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Percentage reduced:

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Year achieved:

 

Additional comments:

 

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:

 

0.01999

2008:

 

0.02163

2007:

 

0.02023

2006:

 

0.02159

2005:

 

0.02371


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:

 

36.67

2008:

 

39.28

2007:

 

36.47

2006:

 

37.43

2005:

 

41.07

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

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

No


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:
 
Gross square feet of building space:  

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

Building energy consumption

Gross square feet of building space :  

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

[  ]    Temperature setbacks

[  ]    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

 

100%

[  ]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

100%

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

100%

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

100%

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

100%

[X]

 

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

 

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

50%

[X]

 

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

 

50%

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

100%

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

100%

[X]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: Re-roofing buildings with reflective materials to prevent excess heat from being absorbed.


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

[X]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[X]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[X]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[X]

 

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

 

2%

 

1.3MW PV capacity

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description:


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

 

62%

Natural Gas

 

15%

Nuclear

 

6%

Petroleum

 

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

 

8%

Other. Please specify:

 

9%

Large Hydroelectric

Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid: 37%


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:

1,023,748,800,000

 

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:  4,428
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):   3,127
 

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 4,515
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):  2,626

 

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: Hazardous Waste, Lab Glass    

 

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).

31%

 

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]

Phones, scanners, VCRs, keyboards, servers, PDAs, DVDs, mice, laptops, fax machines, printers, cassette players, stereos, monitors, shredders, tape drives, copiers and docking stations

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:

E-Cycle Environmental - http://www.ecycleenvironmental.com/Vision:E-Cycle Environmental embraces the vision of corporate America becoming green at all levels of their business.Mission: E-Cycle Environmental's mission is to provide businesses with simple turn-key solutions that promote green practices throughout the work place.Currently vast quantities of waste from the United States is exported to third world countries for recycling. In many cases the wastes are toxic and considered hazardous by the EPA. In third world countries there are no environmental laws, so things can be recycled with no regard for the health of the people or the environment. E-Cycle Environmental supports the Domestic Recycling Campaign and attempts to partner with organizations that recycle locally in the United States. Domestic Recycling is a campaign that embraces recycling in the United States because ethical and environmental methods are utilized. Domestic Recycling also helps strengthen the US's weakening economy by promoting jobs on our soil.E-Cycle Environmental understands that the recycling industry has challenges, but believes Domestic Recycling will truly bring a better today and tomorrow.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

96%


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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[  ]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[X]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

One residence hall started a composting program in their dorm. The compost is used in their community garden.

 

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

 

Double sided printing encouraged

[  ]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

The Surplus Exchange program is an online message board that allows people to post needed or unwanted items. Additionally, through the Baby Furniture and Household Equipment Pool every Thursday morning, Caltech and JPL employees can borrow cribs, strollers, high chairs, baby swings, car seats, baby bathtubs, and toys as well as pots and pans, plates, glasses, irons, coffee pots and other useful household items.

[  ]   

 

Other

 


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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:

There is a goal of building LEED-Gold buildings for all new construction and major renovations. Caltech follows LEED guidelines for new construction and major renovations, as well as LEED multi-building/campus guidelines for campus development.http://sustainability.caltech.edu/buildings/CaltechResponsibility


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings: 2

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

  

 

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

147,000

 

Cahill Center, Annenberg Center

Platinum-level   

 

 

 

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

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria : 3

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

  

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

  

 

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

80,000  

 

Schlinger Laboratory completed, pending certification

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

45,000  

 

Linde+Robinson Laboratory under construction

 

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?

>90%

 

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:  


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use        

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   1,971

Square footage:   3,378,535

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   2,130

Square footage:   3,907,208

 

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:

www.sustainability.caltech.edu/susstate


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

Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings:  
Combined gross square footage: 
Building names:

 

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:
 
Water consumed (gallons):  

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 
Water consumed (gallons):  

 

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     

[X]  

 

Building water metering

 

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[  ]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

[  ]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[X]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:

 

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

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[  ]

 

Porous pavement

[  ]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:  

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

[  ]  

 

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

[  ]  

 

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:

 Presentation given to incoming Freshmen and a flash drive with a pdf orientation materials including the 2010 Student Guide to Sustainable Living On Campus

 

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

 

2

 

20

Unpaid positions

 

 


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.”

No

 

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.

 

 

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

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

Yes, one competition.

 

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: GPS Green Team Challenge

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://green.gps.caltech.edu/

 

Frequency that competition is run:   Ongoing

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Research fellowship

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   Ongoing, results are not currently available

Lasting effects of competition:   Ongoing, results are not currently available

Additional Information:  

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

Year Initiated:

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run: 

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[  ]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes   

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

Lasting effects of competition:  

Additional Information:  

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

Year Initiated:

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

   

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

Lasting effects of competition:  

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

Engineers for a Sustainable World

 

An organization for students interested in using their technical expertise to promote social resposibility through activities such as providing technology to developing countries, promoting green technology in the US, or getting involved in education and other poverty alleviation programs.

 

http://esw.caltech.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

Caltech Community Garden Project

 

Works to increase gardening efforts on campus to make more vegetable, flower, and fruit gardens accessible to the Caltech community. The groups hopes to enrich student life, promote health and provide for the wider community.

 

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~garden/cal_garden/Home.html

 

 

 

 

 

Caltech Undergrad Sustainability Project

 

CUSP works to raise awareness about issues of waste, consumption and product composition and to provide solutions to related problems.  Their goal is to foster sustainability projects, financing, and research in a directed fashion, particularly in conjunction with the core curriculum.

 

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~cuspugcs/

 

 

 

 

 

Caltech Student Solar Initiative

 

The Caltech Student Solar Initiative has the following goals:To foster a culture of sustainability at Caltech through student, staff, and faculty participation in sustainability-oriented projects; To provide valuable experience for students, staff and faculty seeking to contribute to the worldwide demand for cleaner, cheaper, globaly accesible energy.  And more generally to begin to understand the challenges associated with solving national and global problems; To add to the 1.2 MW of solar power that will be installed at Caltech over the next one and a half years.

 

http://caltechstudentsolar.pbworks.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Biodiesel Club

 

The Caltech Biodiesel Club builds and operates small-scale biodiesel reactors for converting waste vegetable oil from Chandler Dining Hall into biodiesel. Biodiesel fuel will be available to all members of the Caltech community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electric Vehicle Club

 

The Caltech Electric Vehicle Club exists to educate the Caltech community about electric vehicles through first hand experience.  CEVC builds and maintains a small fleet of carbon-neutral electric cars.

 

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~cevc/info.html

 

 

 

 

 

Net Impact

 

Local chapter of the national organization using the power of business to make a positive social, environmental, and economic impact.

 

http://www.netimpact.caltech.edu/Welcome.html

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Decathlon Team

 

An academic team from SCI-Arc and Caltech will compete in the elite international 2011 Solar Decathlon sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

http://www.sciarc.edu/portal/about/solar_decathlon/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

139

 

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

 

74

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

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

 

[  ]  

 

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

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

1

[X]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

1

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

 


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)?

61%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

18%

Carpool/vanpool

 

14%

Public transit

 

2%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

39%

Walking

 

27%

 

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

59%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

17%

Carpool/vanpool

 

15%

Public transit

 

2%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

41%

Walking

 

25%

 

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:  http://parking.caltech.edu/Transportation


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Caltech has exclusive Ridematching site for Staff and faculty https://caltechstaff.mycarpool.net

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

Carpoolers (two or more people) are offered a discount on parking permit based on number of carpoolers and 3 days of free parking per month per carpooler. Vanpoolers (five or more people) are offered free reserved parking, a $50 monthly subsidy per participant, 3 days of free parking per month per vanpooler, and discounts on gas.

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

Vanpoolers are given a free parking spot, carpoolers receive discounted parking to be divided between the individual carpool participants

[X]  

 

Other

 

All registered carpool and vanpool participants, participants in the transit subsidy program and individuals who walk or bike to Caltech may receive a Guaranteed Ride Home at no cost once every three months.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Caltech has exclusive Ridematching site for Staff and faculty https://caltechstaff.mycarpool.net

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

Carpoolers (two or more people) are offered a discount on parking permit based on number of carpoolers and 3 days of free parking per month per carpooler. Vanpoolers (five or more people) are offered free reserved parking, a $50 monthly subsidy per participant, 3 days of free parking per month per vanpooler, and discounts on gas.

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

Vanpoolers are given a free parking spot, carpoolers receive discounted parking to be divided between the individual carpool participants

[X]  

 

Other

 

All registered carpool and vanpool participants, participants in the transit subsidy program and individuals who walk or bike to Caltech may receive a Guaranteed Ride Home at no cost once every three months.

 

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

 

$25.00 Monthly transit pass and Metro EZ Pass subsidy, $50.00 Metrolink subsidy, $10.00 10 Trip Metrolink subsidy. All transit riders receive 3 free daily parking permits, in the event they need to bring a vehicle onto campus.

 

  

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

30%

[X]  

 

Staff

 

30%

[X]  

 

Students   

 

30%


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

Not at this time, we are currently looking into this.

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

A free shuttle runs between Caltech and JPL. Free escort service provided by security

 

  

 

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

 

No

 

  

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:   2010
Number of bikes available:   2
Usage fee per hour:     NA
Usage fee per day:    $20 refundable deposit

 

Annual membership fee for students:  NA

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:   NA

Other annual membership fee:  $20 refundable deposit

 

Description: Folding bicycle loaner program was launched this summer.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:   2008
Service fee:   No
Description:   The Caltech Cycling Club hosts regular repair workshops and operates a bike repair station several times a year. Commuter Services host a basic bike safety and repair class has free tune ups on Bike to Work Day. We have set up discounts with local shops for Caltech Students and Staff.

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:   2009
Total number of vehicles:  3
Number of hybrid vehicles:    1
Usage fee per hour:   $8.00 M-F, $9.00 Sat-Sun
Usage fee per day:   $66.00 M-F, $72.00 Sat-Sun


Annual membership fee for students:  $35

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

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: $35.00 a year plus $35.00 driving credit to use in first month of membership

 

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)?

For bike commuters, there is bike cage storage on campus with card activation and 24hours camera surveillance, and showers and locker facilities on various parts of campus. Bike racks are available throughout various parts of campus.  There is restricted vehicle access to the 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

 

Staff

 

Approval of departments supervisor is needed to take advantage of this option

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

Staff

 

Approval of departments supervisor is needed to take advantage of this option

 

Additional comments: Approved flex-time and telecommuting arrangements may be documented and placed in an employee’s file in Human Resources.http://parking.caltech.edu/Transportation/telework


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

126

 

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

3,907,208

 

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

2,130

 

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

0

 

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

40%

 

 

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

 

The Caltech Community Garden Project is working to increase gardening efforts on campus to make more vegetable, flower, and fruit gardens accessible to the Caltech community.  We hope to enrich student life, promote health and provide for the wider community.

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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