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School name: St. John's University

Date submitted: August 12, 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.

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

 

Description: St. John’s University Policy on SustainabilityThe timeless values of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), the Patron Saint of Christian charity, inspire St. John’s policy on sustainability. As a Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to following St. Vincent’s teachings, which emphasize respect for the individual, service to the needy, human solidarity and adherence to the belief that giving of one’s self along with conservation of natural resources on which all life depends helps build a more sustainable future. Consequently, a St. John’s education encompasses both academic study including local and global environmental issues along with direct, shared experience in helping those less fortunate. For example, our curriculum includes "academic centers of excellence" that emphasize research into the mechanisms of sustainable global development and social justice. What’s more, we actively involve students in volunteering, mentoring and "service learning" programs that extend across our campuses and around the world. The following statements affirm St. John’s commitment in building a more sustainable future through service, learning and environmental stewardship:ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP• We continually monitor municipal solid waste and seek ways to reduce, re-use and re-buy through partnerships with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, involvement with New York City agencies and New York State Association, • We continue to involve students in energy and water conservation measures to build long-term values of building a more sustainable future. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION• We continue to develop and expand our curriculum to provide our students with education and hands-on experience of environmental issues locally and globally.• We seek to support scholarship that advances our understanding and practice of sustainability. • We foster individual and institutional environmental responsibility across the entire campus community. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE• We assist and partner with local communities, farmers, businesses, governments and non-profit organizations to build a more sustainable future. • We assist St. John’s Bread & Life and other non-governmental organizations that seek to provide basic services to local communities. • We promote student government, student clubs and hire student workers as sustainability coordinators to build a more sustainable future. In adopting this policy, St. John’s further acknowledges its leadership and commitment to the practical application of sustainability by:• Integrating sustainable practices into the daily administration and operation of the University. • Providing a voice for sustainability in the development of strategic planning and capital expenditures. • Encouraging the University community to build upon this policy statement by identifying opportunities, formulating strategies, and implementing initiatives to further the move toward building a more sustainable future.

 

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

[  ]  None

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

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[X]  Other. Please describe: In June 2070 STJ signed Mayor Bloomberb's PlaNYC Mayoral Challenge "30 in 10" and; On December 5, 2008  STJ became the first private university to sign a "Memorandum of Understanding with EPA"


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: In March 2010 St. John's Board of Trustees Facilities Sub-committee of the Fiscal Resources Management Committee approved energy capital master plan using traditional on-balance sheet financing through DASNY's TELP program. Loans are for $22.5 million over three years for energy conservation projects as per the Investment-Grade Energy & Water Audit conducted in 2009.

 

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 Committee

Number of meetings: 8

 

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

 

6 (Student Life, Academic Service/Learning, Facilities, Wellness)

Faculty

 

5 (Biology & Education)

Staff

 

Students

 

4 (two student officers of Earth Club and two student workers as sustainability coordinators)

Other. Please describe.   

 

2 Chartwells Dining Services and Nutrition

 

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   

 

Dr. Frank Cantelmo  

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

Tom Goldsmith  

 

Administrator

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]

 

Significant

 

New credited undergraduate course entitled "Sustainable Development"

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

December 2009 adopted STARS as the guideline for sustainable development and registered as STARS participant

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Greenhouse gas inventory update reported to PlaNYC 7% CO2 reduction for FY09

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

$22.5 million energy capital master plan of which installed $7 million energy conservation projects since Augnust 2009; Awarded $1 million ARRA grant for 4 energy conservation projects; Numerous small energy conservation projects completed summer 2010

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

100% Trayless dining initiated September 2009; Farm Tour July 2010 of two Long Island farms, Purchase local grown in-season produce

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

D'Angelo Center opens December 2009 - 120,000 S.F. Student Center and Academic Center built to LEED silver standards

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Site plan development with student government for multi-year senior class gift; Double size of Earth Club in 2010 (50 students); Summer 2010 Film Club officers making You Tube for all STJ green initiatives; Feb. 2010 competition to reduce in residence halls using "Dashboard"; Participation in Recyclemania 2010; May 2010 "Chuck It for Charity" student move out food & clothing drive; Eatth Day 2010 Waste Characterization Study; May 2010 Student Film Club takes first prize in NYSAR3 contest for You Tube video on student recycling awareness (see NYSAR3.org); May 2010 "Lights Out Green In" event; Feb. 2010 Lucid design's Dashboard "Residence Challenge"  competition for energy reduction in residence halls; July 2010 Farm Tour; Fall 2009 Student run Farmers Markets;

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

August 2009 purchase 10 new hybird vehicles for campus Public Safety fleet; 5 additional bicycle racks installed July 2010; Shuttle bus between campuses with no-idle policy;

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

3000 watrer restriction devices installed on showers and faucets in March, April 2010

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Elimination of office bottled water dispensers on campus

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Learn Serve America $90K grant to train 180 middle school students from underprivlage schools on sustainability; Summer 2010 Double size of Student Community Garden, New Pollinator Garden installed summer 2010

 

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: Sustainability Office

Year created: 2008

Description: 12 student workers as Sustainability Coordinators

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 2

 

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: Director of Energy and Environmental Conservation

Department: Facilities Services

Time worked (in FTE): 1

Job description: Energy and environmental conservation, student involvement, develop aand manage sustainable development, co-chair sustainability committee, manage 12 student workers as sustainability coordinators, energy consumption tracking, energy budget development, manage energy conservation projects as required, governmental liasion, outreach and program development

 

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 Sustainability Coordinator

 

Facilities Services

 

1

 

Assist Director of Energy and Environmental Conservation on all sustainability initiatives

Energy Project Manager

 

Facilities Services

 

1

 

Capital project management dedicated to energy capital master plan implementation

Project Manager

 

Facilities Services

 

1

 

Capital project manager dedicated to building automation implementation

Energy Consultant

 

Facilities Services

 

.25

 

Energy and water consumption tracking, energy measurement and verfication savings calculations, and enrgy procurement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

www.stjohns.edu/stjsi

 

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

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Paper products

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[X]

 

[  ]


Other description: Suttle bus service no engine idle policy. Drom room furniture specificaitons, concrete paver and pour-in-place specificaiton with coal combustion product, low water / energy laundry equipment specificaiton, food services specificaiton, landscape furniture specificaiton, vehicle fleet specificaiton, computer laptop lease specification, textbook rental program, low sulfur fuel oil specification.

 

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

 

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

100

 

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

100

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

100

 

[  ]

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

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

 

40

 

 

 

Napkins

 

100

 

 

 

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

 

 

 

Paper towels

 

40

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

40

 

 

 

toilet tissue

 

Additional comments:

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Product 2

 

 

 

Product 3

 

 

 

 

FUNDING MECHANISMS

 

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

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

 

[  ]  No specific mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]

 

Alumni green fund

 

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

Each capital project is examined for specifications that yeild energy and water conservation

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

Specific sustainability cost code within operating budget

 

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

 

From each school within University

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

Office recycling procedure

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[X]

 

Other

 

Student workers as sustainability coordinators are trained to involve campus community


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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

 

June 1, 2008 to may 30, 2009

 

23,002

 

24,692

 

 

2,882,151 square feet or 33.1 pounds per S.F.

2008

 

 

 

 

 

2007

 

June 1, 2006 to May 30, 2007

 

26,406

 

22,803

 

 

2,770,151 square feet or 35.6 pounds per S.F.

2006

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

 

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

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

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage): 30

Baseline year: FY07

Baseline emissions level: 49,309 tons 35.6 pounds per S.F.

Target year: 2017

 

Additional comments: The commitment to reduce has been made to NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Long Term Planning  and Sustainability. The program is PlaNYC 2030. Within this plan there is the Mayoral Challenge to show leadership the Challenge is 30 percent reduction by year 2017. To compensate for growth the program is based on 30 percent reduction of greenhouse gases based on gross square feet of building square feet floor space. St. John's continues to demonstrate leadership within the Mayoral Challenge.

 

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: 7

Baseline year: FY07

Baseline emissions level: 35.6 pounds per F.F.

Year achieved: FY09 (work in progress)

 

Additional comments: The greenhouse have been reduced by 7 percent in two years. In June 2010 St. John's closed on a $22.5 million DASNY TELP loan andn in July 2010 has been awarded $1 million in ARRA funds. For a total of $23.5 million fu8nding for energy capital master plan to reduce greenhouse gases to meet Mayoral Challenge commitment of 30 percent reduction by year 2017.

 

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:

 

.0165

2008:

 

2007:

 

.0178

2006:

 

2005:

 


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

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

 

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

 

 

 

2009:

 

2.510

2008:

 

2007:

 

2.595

2006:

 

2005:

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

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

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

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

2005 baseline year
Building energy consumption:
  
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.
[  ]    Cogeneration

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[  ]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

[X]

 

Economizers

 

50

[X]

 

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

 

60

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

5

[  ]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

[  ]

 

LED lighting

 

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

4

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

10

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

40

[  ]

 

Metering—steam

 

[X]

 

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

 

70

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

30

[X]

 

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

 

20

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

[  ]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

40

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

20 .

 

Description: Renovation projects hav received, vallance system in dorm rooms, induction units in classrooms, programmable lighting controls, lighting retrofits, reflective roofs, demand control ventilation, daylight dimming, fuel switching of chilled water plant.


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

[  ]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[X]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[X]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[  ]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[  ]

 

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

[  ]

 

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

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Light off labels, print less electronic messages,

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

No

 

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

 

 

[  ]

 

Photovoltaics

 

 

[  ]

 

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

 

Natural Gas

 

100

Nuclear

 

Petroleum

 

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

 

Other. Please specify:

 



Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid: 100%


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:

373,949,000

 

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

 

95

Petroleum

 

5

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:
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):

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

Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):

 

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: pre consummer food waste, 65 percent of bulk trach (metal and wood)

 

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).

40%

 

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]

IPOD

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:

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

40%


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

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[  ]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

 

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

[  ]  

 

Limited printing

 

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

private carting company recycles 65 percent of bulk waste

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

food and clothing drives


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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?

No

 

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


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:0

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

 

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

 

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 :14

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

1,200,000

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

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?

65%

 

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

Library Renovation

 

 

Text books

 

 

Reuse in China

Library Renovaiton

 

 

Shelving

 

 

Metal recycling

Dining Hall Renovation

 

 

Chairs

 

 

Reuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 16,842

Square footage: 2,775,600

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 17,761

Square footage: 3,281,700

 

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:

Retro commissioning existing mechanical systems and annual renewal and replacement capital funding as well as energy comsumption tracking and measurement and verifacation and reporting to senior management is standard procedure since 2008.


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: 14
Combined gross square footage: 2,100,000
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) .

 

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

 

100

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

100

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

100

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

100

[  ]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[  ]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

well water irrigation

 

Other description: http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/pr_aca_100804.news_item@digest.stjohns.edu%2facademics%2fpr_aca_100804.xml?context_date=8/4/2010

 

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

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[  ]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[  ]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Underground stormwater retention

 

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

Environmental Floor

 

Building

 

100

 

Incoming freshman have option to live on one floor of one residence building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

[  ]  

 

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).

[  ]  

 

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

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

St. John's Central is a web page where all students access information that is updated daily. St. John's Central is the place where students find information on sustainable residence living, sustainable initiatives like "Getting Caught Green Handed Weekly Raffel"; Sustainable show case dorm room; "Residence Challenge" electricity reduction tournaments each semester; Annula Move-out food and clothing drive and; Recyclemania.

 

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

 

2 students paid 20 hours during semester, 8 students paid 40 hours each week during summer months.

Unpaid positions

 

2

 

2 students generally conducting independant study in Facilities Services Department for credit on sustainabniltiy


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.”

One suite iin each of seven buildings serve as the sustainable dorm room showcase

 

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.

 

10

 

10 student workers as sustainability coordinators are paid 20 hours each week during semester to monitor recycling, run green events, and perform other energy conservaiton tasks.

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: Residence Challenge

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://www.buildingdashboard.com/clients/stjohns/index.php?mode=

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once each semester

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, please describe.  
Hall Directors

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, please describe:  
Hall Directors

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Cash

 

$8 per student of the wining building, $6 per student to second place. Funds allocated to dorm building activities

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Barty, news article, web coverage

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

Lucid Design Dashboard competition

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: First price went to residence building with 16 percent reduction, second place went to residence building with 13 percent reduction.

Lasting effects of competition: Energy consumption awareness through Dashboard. Then St. John's introduced to PlaNYC Mayoral Challenge that adopted the first National Competition to be held in November 2010 see www.competetoreduce.org

Additional Information: Now a regular semester scheduled event.

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Recycling video contest

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvw_uqnkL2M

 

Frequency that competition is run:

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[  ]

 

Staff

 

[X]

 

Administrators

 

[X]

 

Other, please describe.  
www.NYSAR3.org

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, describe:  
Colleges and Universities of New York State

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

Recycling Awareness

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

1000 40 gallon recycle containers soposored by ALCOA


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: Recycle containers are being now installed in classrooms and dorm suites.

Lasting effects of competition: Increase recycling.

Additional Information:

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Learn / Serve America

Year Initiated: 2010

Website: http://intranet.stjohns.edu/today/digest/news/pr_aca_intra_100804.sju

 

Frequency that competition is run:

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, please describe.

180 middle school students from 6 under-privledge Queens middle schools

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[X]

 

Other, describe:
Colleges and Universities from all accross the nation. 10 federal grants awarded.

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

ST. John's students developed and organized 5 concurrent tracks for teaching over two days.

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

Helping others.


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: Recycling, Orgainc gardening, Pollinator garden, Composting, Nutrition, and Service Learning.

Lasting effects of competition: Middle school age children learn sustainability hands-on for life nad hand down for generaitons.

Additional Information: Please feature this event on the Sustaibanility Endowmwnt scorecard as St. John's accomplichment. Call Tom Goldsmith for details (917) 731-2564

 

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

Earth Club

 

50 members

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability Coordinators

 

12 student workers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

45

 

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

 

10

[  ]  

 

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

 

10

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

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)?

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

 

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

[X] No

[  ] Yes, to faculty and staff

[  ] Yes, to students

 

Description:


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

No

 

 If not applicable, please explain: Many students utilize NYC public transportationsportation

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[  ]  

 

Faculty

 

[  ]  

 

Staff

 

[  ]  

 

Students   

 


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

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

Shuttle busses

 

 

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

 

Connection to public transportation

 

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.


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

 

Annual membership fee for students: 

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:
Service fee:
Description:

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:
Total number of vehicles: 
Number of hybrid vehicles:
Usage fee per hour:
Usage fee per day:


Annual membership fee for students: 

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators: 

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

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)?

10 bicycle racks areound 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:

[  ]  

 

Telecommuting

 

 

[  ]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

 

 

Additional comments: Concensed work week for all campus St. John's employees during summer months (Fridays off).


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

69

 

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

3,2871,700

 

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

16,000

 

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

4,000

 

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

25%

 

 

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

 

50 planting beds 4 foot wide by 7 foot long, all produce support St. John's  soup kitchen Breead & Life

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

Environmental Studies Undergraduate degree since 1971

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

Student Earth Club 50 members

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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