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Report Card 2011

Princeton University

Campus Survey

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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: Princeton University

Date submitted: August 3, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

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

[  ]  No

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

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

 

Description: Princeton's Sustainability Plan emphasizes a comprehensive approach including greenhouse gas reduction; resource conservation; and research, education and civic engagement. www.princeton.edu/sustainability

 

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

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

 

Description: Princeton's Campus Plan includes sustainability as an integral component of its implementation. www.princeton.edu/campusplan/

 

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: Three committees

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: Princeton Sustainability Committee

Number of meetings: 10

 

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

 

4

Faculty

 

3

Staff

 

5

Students

 

3

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   

 

Shana Weber  

 

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Life Cycle Analysis program being developed in University Purchasing

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Heat recovery in central cogeneration plant; lighting retrofits; occupancy and daylighting sensors.

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Tray free dining policy implemented.

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Life Cycle Cost Analysis driving building system and materials selection. All new projects must be at least 30% more efficient than off-campus equivalent building.

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Princeton Environmental Network student organization coalition actively involved in policy development and implementation.

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Policy adopted to convert all on-campus carts to electric.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

End-of-year donation collections, early stages of enhanced electronic waste collection planning.

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Campus low-flow fixture program and water conservation at the plant cooling towers results in 25% decrease in campus water usage.

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name: High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund Committee

Number of meetings: 6

 

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

 

9

Faculty

 

4

Staff

 

5

Students

 

2

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    

 

Tom Dunne

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

Peter Quimby

 

Administrator

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

Course development; sustainability research focusing on campus as laboratory

 

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Development of a 1-year post-graduate fellowship in the Office of Sustainability.

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Faculty research funded to address climate change issues and to engage undergraduates.

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Faculty research funded to explore energy solutions, with undergraduate involvement.

Food

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Faculty research focusing on Life Cycle Analysis of major building materials

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Multiple student initiatives ranging from Earth Day Festival to sustainability pledge, sustainable fashion competition, etc.

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Hiring of a full-time Transportation Demand Management specialist.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Installation of additional 300 3-in-1 recycling containers.

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Campus Culture Change initiatives including: Sustainability Ambassador Program pilot in Facilities;  "Drink Local" campaign dorm hydration stations and frosh water bottle give-away.

 

Committee III

 

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

 

Committee name: Greening Dining Committee

Number of meetings: 6

 

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

 

2

Faculty

 

0

Staff

 

3

Students

 

4

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    

 

Henry Barmeier

 

Student

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Tray free dining results in dishwasher motor and hot water savings.

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Tray Free dining, vegetarian nights, sustainable entre program, grass fed beef, etc.

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Changes in food purchases and retail to-go ware.

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Tray free dining results in less food purchased and wasted

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Tray free dining; efficient dining hall dishwashers

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

Year created:2006

Description:The Office of Sustainability coordinates and advocates sustainability efforts in university, regional, and national affairs through collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The Office works in close collaboration with the Princeton Sustainability Committee (PSC) to continue developing Princeton's leadership in sustainability.

Number of staff in office (in FTE):4

 

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

Department:Sustainability

Time worked (in FTE):1

Job description:Oversee campus-wide implementation of sustainability at Princeton.

 

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 managingsustainability 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

Assistant Manager

 

Sustainability

 

1

 

Assist in implementing and tracking sustainability campus-wide.

Energy Manager

 

Facilities Engineering

 

1

 

Develop and implement an Energy Master Plan.

TDM Manager

 

Transportation and Parking

 

1

 

Reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles coming to campus.

Graduate Student Intern

 

Sustainability

 

0.5

 

Assist in developing student initiatives and sustainability ambassador program.

Post-graduate Fellow

 

Sustainability

 

1

 

Assist in developing the sustainability ambassador program, and enhancing sustainability communications efforts.

Director

 

Dining Services

 

0.2

 

Reduce the ecological footprint of university dining services.

Director

 

Building Services

 

0.2

 

Reduce the amount of solid waste leaving campus, increase recycling, and manage green cleaning.

LCA Intern

 

Purchasing Department

 

0.4

 

Develop a Life Cycle Analysis process for purchased goods and services.

Director

 

Facilities Engineering

 

0.2

 

Reduce overall campus greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

Sustainability Coordinator

 

Office of Design and Construction

 

0.5

 

Coordinate updates to and implementation of the PU sustainable building guidelines.

Sustainability Advisor

 

VP for Finance

 

0.3

 

Advise the VP for Finance on sustainable procurement policies.

Senior Manager

 

Information Technology

 

0.2

 

Reduce energy consumption of university computing, reduce waste.

Executive Director

 

Princeton Environmental Institute

 

0.1

 

Serve as clearinghouse for academic sustainability efforts.

Assistant Architect

 

Office of the University Architect

 

0.2

 

Manage bike master planning efforts, and other sustainability related campus planning efforts.

Communications Office

 

Communications

 

0.3

 

The Office of Communications has declared sustainability one of its new priorities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

www.princeton.edu/sustainability

 

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.

 

[  ]

 

[X]


Other description:Purchasing is also developing a Life Cycle Assessment program to evaluate the environmental impact of its purchases, is actively encouraging cooperative purchasing among institutions, and requesting that vendors provide green products and services. Additional info: http://www.princeton.edu/reports/sustainability2009/conservation/purchasing/

 

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

 

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

100

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

100

 

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

100

 

 

Additional comments:

 

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

 

 

 

 

Napkins

 

100

 

 

100

 

All dining halls, catering, and retail dining operations.

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

All printer and copier paper.

Paper towels

 

100

 

 

100

 

All bathrooms.

Other. Please describe.

 

100

 

 

 

In all bathrooms.

 

Additional comments:http://www.princeton.edu/reports/sustainability2009/conservation/recycling/

 

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 computers and laptops for departmental use.

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

[X]

 

Alumni green fund

 

High Meadows Foundation sustainability fund for Princeton

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

New buildings and major renovations are appropriately funded to meet sustainability goals.

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Many daily operational sustainability activities are funded from operating budgets.

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

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

[X]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

Sustainability Ambassador Program

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[  ]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

Sustainability orientation for new employees in Facilities in place

[  ]

 

Other

 


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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

 

July 1

 

113,636

 

 

 

2008

 

July 1

 

114,676

 

 

 

2007

 

July 1

 

114,081

 

 

 

2006

 

July 1

 

112,144

 

 

 

2005

 

July 1

 

110,206

 

 

 

 

 

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):16

Baseline year: 2007

Baseline emissions level:114,081

Target year:2020

 

Additional comments:Princeton has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.  Achieve these reductions despite having added 1.5 million sq ft to the campus since 1990 and will continue to add sq ft over the next 10 years.

 

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:1

Baseline year:2007

Baseline emissions level:114,081

Year achieved:2009

 

Additional comments:For the first time since the cogeneration plant began operating in 1996, on-campus emissions have decreased. This occurred even with the expansion of nearly 164,000 square feet between July 2008 and July 2009.

 

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:

 

.0126

2008:

 

.0129

2007:

 

.0130

2006:

 

.0130

2005:

 

.0130


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:

 

15.0

2008:

 

15.4

2007:

 

15.6

2006:

 

15.6

2005:

 

16.1

 

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:
1,479,683
Gross square feet of building space:8,441,857

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

Building energy consumption:1,340,014

Gross square feet of building space: 8,957,581

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

[X]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

9

[X]

 

Economizers

 

70

[X]

 

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

 

75

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

100

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

30

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

1

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

40

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

100

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

[X]

 

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

 

80

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

5

[X]

 

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

 

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

40

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

98

[X]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

75

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

40

[X]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

100

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: Building envelope upgrades, gas compressors that require less energy, electric chillers, low-flow bathroom fixtures, valve upgrades, improved condensate recovery, use of more “free” ambient cooling, more efficient use of economic dispatch, installation of additional metering, demand controlled ventilation, desktop computer energy reduction. Cogeneration was installed in 1996. Building HVAC system evaluations are currently underway in 45 buildings.


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 

[  ]

 

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)

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Sustainability Ambassador Program, EcoReps, Energy Corps, EPICS

 

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

 

 

[X]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

<1

 

Lawrence Apartments, Campus Club

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

<1

 

new Chemistry Building, ECCAP Storage Facility

[  ]

 

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

 

37.43

Natural Gas

 

11.64

Nuclear

 

43.65

Petroleum

 

0.35

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

 

6.87

Other. Please specify:

 



Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid:50%


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:

908,550

 

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

 

98

Petroleum

 

2

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:11,250
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):25,459

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
11,744
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):10,481

 

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

[  ]

 

Plastics (all)

[X]

 

Plastics (some)

[  ]

 

Other. Please list:

 

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).

42%

 

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]

 

[  ]

Computers

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Printer cartridges

 

[X]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[  ]

 

[  ]



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:

Our e-waste recycling handlers are reviewed by our Environmental Health and Safety Department to ensure that all waste is regulated and processed domestically.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

100%


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

[X]  

 

Offices

[X]  

 

Outdoors

[X]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

Bins available at Butler Tract, Lawrence Apartments, Forbes College, and a coffee grounds composting pilot at the MacMillan Building

 

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

 

Student printing quotas, conversion to electronic filing and forms in various administrative offices

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

All office supplies delivered in reusable bins, all on-campus office moves conducted with reusable bins.

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

18 donation sites established for move-out collection of all donatables.

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

EcoRep book and clothing drives and recycling efforts in residence halls and Frist Campus Center.

[  ]  

 

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:

Princeton sustainable building guidelines are integrated into our overall University design standards. Section 1.2 specifically addresses Life Cycle Cost Analysis guidelines, and section 3.3 specifically addresses energy performance guidelines. Highlights of the policy include:- building all new projects and major renovations to be 50% more energy efficient than a comparable off-campus building- build all buildings to LEED Silver equivalency. We do not seek certification at this time.- applying an internal self-imposed “CO2 tax” to value emissions associated with various building systems and to inform decisions about their installation- require the application of Life Cycle Cost Assessment to primary building materials and building systems decisionshttp://www.princeton.edu/facilities/design_construction/princeton_university_desi/


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:1

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

 

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

120,000

 

701 Carnegie

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

 

422,675

 

Sherrerd Hall, Butler College, New Chemistry

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

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?

80%

 

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):6,710

Square footage:8,090,566

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):7,558

Square footage:9,000,000

 

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:

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/plan/


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).

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
11,250
Water consumed (gallons):259,718,000

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
11,744
Water consumed (gallons):170,635,000

 

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

 

90

[X]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

70

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

70

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

90

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

3

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[  ]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

1 pint flush urinals

 

Other description:Given the current need to dispose of cartridges from waterless urinals, and a number of other maintenance factors, we feel that 1-pint flush units are the more sustainable option at this time.

 

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

[X]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: stream and associated floodplain restoration

 

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

Forbes College

 

Building

 

500

 

Forbes College is the informal home of residential campus sustainability. Since 2007, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and the Facilities Department, it has become the home of the student-run Princeton Garden Project, the incubator for the UBike campus bike rental program, and the Bike Co-Op program. Forbes has actively embraced the concepts of sustainability by hosting the campus’s first tray free dining pilots, engaging in energy competitions with other residential colleges, offering sustainable meals, hosting sustainability events, and choosing to re-finish rather than replace dining hall furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Princeton Outdoor Action (OA) program is a pre-orientation program option for all incoming Frosh that now incorporates sustainability in its operations and curriculum. More than 60% of incoming students participate. Students have also developed sustainability curriculum included in the residence hall Residential Education Program for Frosh, conducted by RAs and EcoReps.Biannual Campus Sustainability Open House, Student Environmental Club Open House, volunteer work at campus garden and farmers market, food donation to Trenton soup kitchen (Food TASK), EcoReps, pre-orientation Community Action Program, student led campus green tours, etc.During the Outdoor Action program, waste generation, fuel and stove choices, travel options, and food purchases have all be evaluated and improved from a sustainability perspective.

 

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

 

7

 

5-10

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.”

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

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.

 

15

 

5

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, 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: RecycleMania

Year Initiated:2006

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:Competition results reflect the true year-round recycling and waste reduction numbers of the campus.

Lasting effects of competition:Data and performance tracking contribute to our annual campus sustainability reporting and demonstrate our leadership among peer institutions.

Additional Information:

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Pull the Plug on Global Warming

Year Initiated:2007

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:Once each semester

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[X]

 

Faculty

 

[X]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]   

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Recognition - university home page story.

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Behavior change


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:Building metering upgrades are underway. Primary focus of the campaign is to determine if signing a pledge results in meaningful action.

Lasting effects of competition:Establishment of dataset to determine what kinds of pre-break activities (pledging, postering) result in students unplugging appliances before leaving.

Additional Information:

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Sustainable Fashion/Art Contest

Year Initiated:2010

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

Display of winning entry in the Princeton Art Museum.

[X]  

 

Other

 

Recognition through University home page story.

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Sustainable art. Community awareness.


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

Lasting effects of competition: Engagement with creative arts in a way that enhances the educational value of sustainability endeavors.

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

Greening Princeton

 

Active in advocating lasting institutional change.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

EcoReps

 

Recycling and sustainability advocates in the residence halls.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

SURGE

 

Students United for a Responsible Global Environment

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

Princeton Environmental Action

 

Environmental Justice activism organization.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

Water Watch

 

Coordinates stream monitoring and cleanup activities local to Princeton.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Corps

 

Focused on training undergraduate students in energy auditing and education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FoodTASK

 

Donates surplus food to the Trenton food kitchen in partnership with University DIning Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Farmers Market

 

The first truly student-run campus farmers market in the nation.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/greening/

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Project

 

A student-run organic demonstration garden on campus with sustainable food systems education as its primary goal.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

UBikes

 

Student bike rental services on campus, run by students.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

CycLab Bike Co-op

 

Volunteer-run bicycle maintenance and repair workshop.

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

SECN

 

Student Environmental Communication Network

 

http://www.princeton.edu/sustainability/student-initiatives/

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers Without Borders

 

 

http://www.princeton.edu/~ewb/Home.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.

622

 

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

 

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[X]  

 

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

 

10

[  ]  

 

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

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

We are currently inventorying all vehicles on campus and do not yet have final numbers.

 

 


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)?

98%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

98%

 

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

16%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

1%

Carpool/vanpool

 

3%

Public transit

 

9%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

84%

Walking

 

3%

 

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:The Rideshare Carpool Service is a free carpool matching service for the Princeton University staff and faculty community. Participation is voluntary. The program provides interested applicants with a match list of other Princeton University community members who live and work near them and want to carpool. Commuters set up their own carpools to fit their particular commuting needs. Students are provided with a ride-matching service to assist with transportation needs during breaks and on weekends.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

http://www.princeton.edu/transportation/rideshare.html#fs

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

50% discount on their monthly mass transit passes

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Gas cards, oil change certificates


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Princeton University provides a ride-matching service to students who are either looking for a ride home or willing to give a ride home during schools breaks or weekend trips. Students must log in with their Princeton University email address. Once the student is logged on, click on ‘Origin’ to reveal rides coming from Princeton University. This service is available for Princeton University students only.

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

http://www.princeton.edu/transportation/rideshare.html#fs

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

Faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on their monthly mass transit passes. Students receive a 25% discount for mass transit monthly passes.

 

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

50

[X]  

 

Staff

 

50

[X]  

 

Students   

 

25


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

Staff and faculty are also eligible to participate in the Parking and Transit Reimbursement program that allows them to pay for transit and parking on a pre-tax basis.

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

Through Tiger Transit program and in partnership with the Princeton Borough FreeB

 

 

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

 

Through Tiger Transit program and in partnership with the Princeton Borough FreeB

 

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:2007
Number of bikes available:150
Usage fee per hour:
Usage fee per day:

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $30

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:The University UBikes program serves the campus community by repairing abandoned bikes and incorporating them into the campus bikeshare fleet. UBikes also has a fleet of new locally-produced bicycles. Departmental bike rentals are currently free.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:2007
Service fee:Yes
Description:The CycLab bicycle co-op is a student volunteer run bike maintenance and repair self-service program available to the campus and larger community. CycLab is a partner program with the University UBikes bike share program.

 

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:  4
Number of hybrid vehicles:4
Usage fee per hour:$6-8
Usage fee per day:


Annual membership fee for students:  $30

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  $30

Other annual membership fee:  $10

 

Description:Departmental memberships are $10 annually with a $6/hour charge. Gasoline is included in the program.

 

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)?

Princeton University Campus Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, including plans to eliminate the necessity for some large vehicles from the center of campus (garbage trucks in particular).

 

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:

[  ]  

 

Telecommuting

 

 

[  ]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

 

 

Additional comments:Currently in development by Human Resources.


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:       

Suburban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

180

 

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

8,700,000

 

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

7,523

 

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

69

 

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

Undergrad 98%, Graduate 70%

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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