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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: University of Arizona

Date submitted: August 17, 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: There are two University-wide policies that articulate a commitment to sustainability. The University’s Strategic Plan for 2010-2014 (http://www.president.arizona.edu/university_5year.cfm) places “climate, environmental, water and energy sustainability as the top priority for increasing achievements in research, scholarship, and creative expression at the University.The University of Arizona Comprehensive Campus Plan (http://cfp.arizona.edu/node/77) also places significant emphasis on the University as a ‘living laboratory’ for developing socially and environmentally sustainable and climate neutral solutions. An update of the 2003 plan began in 2008 and was adopted by the Arizona Board of Regents in December 2009.

 

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

[  ]  None

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

[X]  Talloires Declaration
[  ]  Other. Please describe:


3)  Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan? Check all that apply.
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

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

 

Description: The University of Arizona Comprehensive Campus Plan (http://cfp.arizona.edu/node/77) places significant emphasis on the University as a ‘living laboratory’ for socially and environmentally sustainable and climate neutral solutions that are incorporated into campus buildings, grounds, energy management, and many other aspects of the University.An update of the 2003 plan began in 2008 and was adopted by the Arizona Board of Regents in December 2009. The plan highlights the University's accomplishments in creating a more sustainable campus in the planning, design and construction of its new facilities, in the reuse and renewal of existing resources, in promoting alternative transportation systems and throughout its operations and maintenance functions. The plan continues to embrace and foster the principles of sustainability in every facet of the University's activities.The University’s Strategic Plan for 2010-2014 (http://www.president.arizona.edu/university_5year.cfm) places “climate, environmental, water, and energy sustainability” as the top priority for the University for increasing achievements in research, scholarship, and creative expression at the University.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

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

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

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: Two committees

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: Campus 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

 

5

Faculty

 

11

Staff

 

5

Students

 

3

Other. Please describe.   

 

4; Director of City of Tucson Office of Conservation & Sustainable Development; Member of local environmental group; owner of local solar energy sales business; Pima County Green Building Program Manager

 

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   

 

Glenn Schrader  

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Addressed       

 

Progress     

 

Description

Academics

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

launched the Practice School of Sustainability with College of Engineering students studying co-gen solar/water heating PV system to be installed on a dorm; other projects in development for next school year; College of Engineering launched the School of Sustainably Engineered Systems; Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences launched it's Consumer, Environment and Sustainabiilty Initiative that includes hiring an associate professor, new courses, and student opportunities

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

established one of the largest student-funded sustainability funds in the U.S. ($24/yr/student) that was led by students. Funds will be used to support student-led and student-involved sustainability projects. administration of fee is currently being established

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

completed GHG inventory and developed work plan to evaluate ghg reduction options and create mitigation plan

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

working with students, established one of the largest student-funded sustainability funds in the U.S. ($24/yr/student) that was led by students. Funds will be used to support student-led and student-involved sustainability projects. administration of fee is currently being established

Transportation

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name: Student Union Sustainability Committee

Number of meetings: 16

 

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

 

6

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    

 

Dave Mitchell

 

Staff

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

We launched a “turn off the lights” campaign in July 09;  We coated our rooftops with a latex coating to save on building cooling costs

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

We purchased new recycling & waste collection stations in spring 2010 to improve our recycling efforts.  In Fall 2010, we will implement displays over these stations to educate and influence the community of the benefits of recycling.

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

We installed 28 waterless urinals in Spring 2010, saving an estimated 840,000 gallons of water annually; We launched a “Use water wisely” campaign to encourage people to save water; We submitted requests to campus Facilities Management to practice water harvesting by creating basins and diverting water so that rain run-off from our roof is used better

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.

No

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name:

Year created:

Description:

Number of staff in office (in FTE):

 

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:  Campus Sustainability Coordinator

Department:  College of Engineering

Time worked (in FTE):  1.0

Job description:  coordinate staff, faculty and students for a range of issues for which coordination is neccessary; address communications; identify opportunities for collaboration and develop projects; advance strategic opportunities

 

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

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

 

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

 

Title      

 

Department      

 

Time worked (in FTE)      

 

Job description

Coordinator of Sustainability Education

 

Residence Life

 

1.0

 

Director, Students for Sustainability

 

Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA)

 

0.5

 

Sustainability Coordinator

 

UA Biosphere 2

 

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

www.sustainability.arizona.edu, AND portal.environment.arizona.edu

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

No

 

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

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Computers/electronics

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Lighting

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Paper products

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description:

 

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

 

25% or greater

 

This is an estimate; we currently don't track

[X]

 

Building products

 

25% or greater

 

This is an estimate; we currently don't track

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

25% or greater

 

This is an estimate; we currently don't track

[  ]

 

Heating and cooling

 

25% or greater

 

This is an estimate; we currently don't track

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

25% or greater

 

This is an estimate; we currently don't track

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

25% or greater

 

This is an estimate; we currently don't track

 

Additional comments: we currently don't track the purchase of Energy Star-qualified products across campus, as our purchasing is not centralized

 

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

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

Facial tissues

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

Napkins

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

Notepads

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

Office paper

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

Paper towels

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

Other. Please describe.

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

see addtional comments below

 

 

Additional comments: 70% of the paper purchased by the campus comes from the "Stores" department, a division of University Procurement & Contracting Services. Last year Procurement & Contracting Services sold 84,225 reams of which 68,683 reams were "Virgin;" 13,440 reams were 10% recycled; 1368 reams were 30% recycled; 20 reams of 100% recycled Xerox paper and 714 reams were Domtar Earthchoice (Certified by the Forest Stewardship; Council (FSC). The virgin fiber used to make this paper comes from forests certified to the rigorous standards of the FSC and endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance - assured to come from "responsibly managed forests. Also, official University stationary is available only on 30% post-consumer paper with vegetable ink (http://www.pacs.arizona.edu/printinggraphics/pgs.html).In addition to the numbers above, the UA Procurement's "Stores" Department sold:330 cases of virgin fold towels327 cases of non-chlorine/40% post consumer fold towels150 cases of non-chlorine roll towels 3500 boxes of 100% recycled Kleenex (eww!)3358 cases of virgin paper towels (like you’d get a the supermarket)731 cases of virgin paper towels (larger roll than above)How that equates to percentages is the tricky part. I can easily do it individually but as a whole is a case of paper towels equal to a ream of paper? Toilet paper is supplied by FM and napkins are insignificant.

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

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

 

 

 

Portion
EPEAT certified      

 

Percentage
EPEAT certified      

 

Product description (e.g. computers, printers)

Product 1

 

Some

 

25%

 

computers; this is an estimate that reflects the general purchasing preferences of various units

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

 

sustainability is a key planning theme in our comprehensive campus plan; Thus, significant capital is used for LEED-certified buildings, upgrades to utilities, etc.

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Facilities Management allocates a significant portion of it's budget to environmentally-friendly product purchasing and pest control

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[X]

 

Student green fee

 

Our fee was approved in March 2010 and we are developing a process to receive and fund project proposals

[  ]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

tips on saving energy, reducing waste, recycling, water conservation, etc., are commonplace across the UA on office bulletin boards and are part of the University culture

[  ]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[X]

 

Other

 

green tips have been communicated through our staff-oriented newsletter, Lo Que Pasa


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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

 

     

 

 

 

 

2008

 

July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009

 

175,662

 

250,752

 

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg/1110/

 

2007

 

 

 

 

 

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): 100%

Baseline year: 2008-09

Baseline emissions level: 250,752

Target year: TBD (likely 2050)

 

Additional comments: We are in the process of evaluating ghg emission reduction options and determining an appropriate date for achieving climate neutrality.

 

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

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

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

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Percentage reduced:

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Year achieved:

 

Additional comments: We have yet to conduct an updated inventory that would reveal our recent ghg emissions trend. We will update our inventory in the coming school year (after August 1, 2010) per ACUPCC requirements

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

0.0193 metric tons/sq ft

2007:

 

2006:

 

2005:

 


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

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

 

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

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

4.914

2007:

 

2006:

 

2005:

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

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

No


If yes, please list details below.

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

2005 baseline year
Building energy consumption:
 
Gross square feet of building space:  

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

Building energy consumption

Gross square feet of building space :  

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

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[  ]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

[X]

 

Economizers

 

[X]

 

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

 

[  ]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

[X]

 

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

 

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

[X]

 

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

 

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

[X]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description:


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

[  ]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[X]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[  ]

 

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

[X]

 

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

[  ]

 

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

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:                                                           

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

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

 

 

 

Renewable
energy type

 

Percent of
total energy
consumption    

 

Production
source description

[  ]

 

Biomass

 

 

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

~1%

 

The UA Visitors Center and the Campus Agricultural Center are both outfitted with solar panels. The University has a number of solar photovoltaic projects under way including a major initiative that will utilize roof-top mounted solar photovoltaic panels that will provide approximately 2-3% of the University’s typical winter month peak electrical demand (see http://www.uanews.org/node/26690).  The University is also in the initial phases of assessing the potential feasibility of utilizing CSP to provide the majority of the electrical energy needs of the campus.

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description:


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

Yes

 

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

 

Number of systems: 3

Total MBtus generated annually: 47MM BTU

 

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

 

Nuclear

 

Petroleum

 

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

 

Other. Please specify:

 



Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid:


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:

67,600,407

 

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

 

Energy Source    

 

Percent of overall BTUs   

Biomass

 

Coal

 

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

100%

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 

     

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FOOD & RECYCLING

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

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

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

2005 baseline year

Weighted campus users:  38,135
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):   7,442
 

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 38,950
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):  5,762

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

 

35) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles. Check all that apply.

[  ]

 

None

[X]

 

Aluminum

[X]

 

Cardboard

[  ]

 

Glass

[X]

 

Paper

[  ]

 

Plastics (all)

[X]

 

Plastics (some)

[X]

 

Other. Please list: Books, newspaper, magazines, scrap metal, phone books, printer & copier ink cartridges. Scrap metal goes to local manufacturers.  Batteries and plastic bags are also recycled in the residence halls.    

 

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).

8%

 

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]

 

[  ]

Cell phones

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Computers

 

[X]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Printer cartridges

 

[X]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

computers, LCD monitors, fax machines, scanners, desktop-size copy machines, CD drives, hard drives, TVs, VCRs, projectors, overhead projectors, networking equipment, cables, and peripherals from any manufacturer.

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:

All the e-waste we collect is processed the Unites Sates and nothing is shipped overseas for disposal. Recycling services are being provided courtesy of Apple, Inc. and meet the requirements of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. In addition to annual compliance audits of our recycling vendors, Apple reviews the performance of their downstream vendors. Recyclers must comply with all applicable health and safety laws, and Apple does not allow the use of prison labor at any stage of the recycling process. Apple does not allow the disposal of hazardous electronic waste in solid-waste landfills or incinerators, including waste-to-energy incinerators.  Batteries are recycled with a local vendor as well.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

0%


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

[X]  

 

Limited printing

 

many offices across the University have their computers and printers set to print double sided as a default.

[  ]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

The Coordinator of Sustainability Education in Residential Life organizes a collection of non-perishable food, clothing, and other household items at residence halls. At the end of Spring 2010 the initiative generated 5,590 lbs of non-perishable food that was donated to the local community food bank. A significant (but unquantified) amount of clothes and household items were also donated to the Salvation Army, where it was processed and resold.

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

Operated out of the Student Union, the "Student Exchange" is an opportunity for students to bring clothing, supplies, furniture, electronics, and more to this trade-in facility.  They can choose other items to trade or be compensated for their items.

[X]  

 

Other

 

the University operates a 'surplus' program where departments and the public can acquire furniture, equipment, etc.; more info: http://pacs.arizona.edu/surplus


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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:

The University aims to have all new construction projects certified LEED Silver, as required by the Governor's 2005 Executive Order. This mandates all new construction projects for institutions receiving state funding to be LEED Silver Certified. URL: http://www.fdc.arizona.edu/sustainability/


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   

 

0  

 

Silver-level

 

0

 

Gold-level

 

85,000

 

Arizona Biomedical Collaborative I Building

Platinum-level   

 

0

 

 

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

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria : 37

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

2,319,928  

 

Children’s Research Center  53,185 gsf Sarver Heart Center  36,400 gsf Main Library Expansion  71,980 gsf Student Recreation Center  152,000 gsf Life Sciences South – Phase 1  124,785 gsf Life Sciences North – Phase II  107,821 gsf Marley Agricultural Laboratories  122,683 gsf Koffler Chemistry & Biosciences Building  126,949 gsf McClelland College of Business & Public Administration  197,824 gsf Addition to the Fine Arts Building  128,890 gsf AHSC Library Expansion  115,890 gsf Colonia De La Paz  115,000 gsf Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Building  139,077 gsf Steward Observatory/Astronomy Addition  37,000 gsf Space Sciences Addition  46,000 gsf Environment & Natural Resources Building  62,390 gsf Integrated Learning Center  85,944 gsf Leon Levy Cancer Center  102,100 gsf McKale Athletic Performance & Heritage Hall  52,910 gsf Student Union Memorial Center  405,000 gsf Pima Residence Hall  20,000 gsf S.A.L.T. Center 16,100 gsf

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

1,997,461  

 

Helen S. Schaeffer Poetry Center  17,650 gsf Meinel Optical Sciences West Building Expansion  53,381 gsf Chemistry Building Expansion  85,661 gsf Park Student Union Additions and Renovations  50,814 Highland Avenue Parking Structure  489,324 gsf Roy P. Drachman Hall  112,951 gsf Architecture Building Expansion  33,020 gsf Stevie Eller Dance Theatre 25,600 gsf Learning Services Building  25,750 gsf Medical Research Building  135,280 gsf Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building  168,691 gsf Family Consumer Sciences Building  71,383 gsf Indoor Practice Facility  26,400 gsf Hazardous Waste Facility  6,556 gsf Buildings in Planning, Programming or Design: Health Sciences Education Building  265,000 gsf Arizona Biomedical Collaborative II Building  375,000 gsf Bryant Bannister Tree Ring Building  30,000 gsf Intercollegiate Athletics North End Zone Building  150,000 gsf Social & Behavioral Sciences  46,000 gsf North Campus Library  84,700 gsf Engineering Research Building  100,000 gsf Mathematics Building  100,000 gsf Chemistry Building Renovation  83,677 gsf University Art Museum  100,000 gsf Intercollegiate Athletics McKale Center Renovations  150,000 gsf KUAT Building  50,000 gsf South Campus Parking Garage  675,000 gsf Bear Down Gymnasium Addition  25,000gsf Arizona Cancer Center – Phoenix  250,000 gsf

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

383,860  

 

Student Recreation Center Expansion  55,495 gsf (scheduled completion in 2009) Sixth Street Residence Halls  328,365 gsf (scheduled completion in 2011)

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

153,200  

 

Buildings in Planning, Programming or Design: Environment & Natural Resources II Building  118,200 gsf Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine  35,000 gsf

 

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

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:  
0
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?

50-75%

 

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:   0


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):   32,870

Square footage:   7,746,437

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   35,743

Square footage:   9,102,831

 

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:

Approximately 75% of the cleaning products used on campus are “green.” Specific certifications for the green products were not identified in time for this survey. Our Facilities Management group is responsible for this, but does not have a formal policy on the web.


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

Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings:  0
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: 0
Combined gross square footage: 
Building names:

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

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

No

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
  38135
Water consumed (gallons):  

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
  38950
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

 

>85%

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[X]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[X]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[X]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:

 

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

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[X]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Subsurface infiltration chambers, subsurface detention tanks, water harvesting terraces and microbasins, surface detention basins integrated within open spaces,

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

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


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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

 

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

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

 

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

 

Name of program     

 

Type of community     

 

Number of students involved     

 

Additional details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


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

No

 

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.

[  ]  

 

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

[  ]  

 

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

[  ]  

 

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

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

 

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

 

1

 

30

Unpaid positions

 

55

 

5


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

 

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

http://www.life.arizona.edu/recycle/getting_involved.asp

 

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

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Paid positions.

 

 

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

25

 

3

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

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

Yes, two 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:

Website: recyclemania.org

 

Frequency that competition is run:   Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Cash

 

$250 for the residence hall that recycles the largest amount of material (see “gorilla” category description below).  $175 for 2nd place, and $75 for 3rd.

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

In the on campus competition, energy savings was included in the point system to award money to the residence halls.

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

Increase recycling rate on campus, educate and grow awareness  Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: The University of Arizona finished 4th in “gorilla” category in the 2009 national competition (collect the highest gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of campus population

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

Lasting effects of competition:   improved recycling behavior of students, staff, and faculty.

Additional Information:  

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Battle of the Utilities

Year Initiated: 2009

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

[  ]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Cash

 

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three winning halls.  The include $150, $100, and $50.

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   The total utility reduction in the residence halls was 12%.

Lasting effects of competition:   Greater awareness of energy saving practices.  Newly formed positive energy saving habits.

Additional Information:  

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name:

Year Initiated:

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run:

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

   

 

Participants in the competition:

[  ]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

Lasting effects of competition:  

Additional Information:  

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


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

Yes

 

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

Name

 

Description

 

URL

students for sustainability

 

see student group surveys

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA Environmental Law Society

 

see student group surveys

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA Engineers without Borders

 

see student group surveys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posada San Pedro Solar Powered

 

see student group surveys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residence Life Eco-Reps

 

see student group surveys

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA Sage Fund

 

see student group surveys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Efficiency Group

 

see student group surveys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

1,230

 

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

 

222

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[X]  

 

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

 

11

[X]  

 

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

 

68

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

6

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

CNG: Chevrolet pickup (1), Econoline van (10)Liquid Petroleum Gas (Propane): light-duty pickup (11), minivan (1), service van (1)M-85 (85%Methanol): Jeep Cherokee (1), Chevrolet Impala (1)

 

 


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)?

50%

 

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)?

31%

 

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.

[  ] No

[X] Yes, to faculty and staff

[X] Yes, to students

 

Description:  The University of Arizona Carpool Parking Program is open to faculty, staff , and students currently employed or registered at the University who live off campus. The program includes designated parking spaces in various lots on campus for carpool program participants. Carpool permits are available to groups of two or more. Only one permit card is issued but it can be used by any car registered by the group.The University of Arizona coordinates with Pima County Association of Governments to utilize their ride-matching service that helps faculty, staff, and students interested in carpooling identify others they can carpool with.Prices for carpool permits are the same as permits obtained for a single car. Thus, participants who would otherwise buy parking permits for their individual cars realize a financial incentive. For example, 2009-2010 parking permits range in cost from $350 to $570. With the minimum three individuals required for a carpool permit, savings can range from a low of $700 per year to over $1000.The University also offers a vanpool program. This service is open to all UA employees and students and has been implemented by Pima Association of Governments providing a monthly subsidy in 2008 of $400.00 per van, which consists of 5-15 riders. VPSI provides the vans, insurance, maintenance, and fuel card. Parking and Transportation Services provides the Vanpool with a 100% subsidized parking permit at existing premier parking locations on the UA campus. Average cost per rider ranges from $50 to $100 per month depending on mileage, number of riders, and van size.Commuter parking assistance is also available to employees that do not have a parking permit and their usual means of transportation are riding a bike, taking the bus or carpooling. Provides to the commuting employee the opportunity to purchase up to 12 one-day scratch-off parking permits for those occasions where the employee needs to use their car.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[X]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

The Suntran U-Pass program is open to students, faculty and staff. The U-Pass offers unlimited use of Sun Tran, Tucson's public transit system, seven days a week. Semester, academic and annual bus passes are offered and Parking and Transportation Services pays up to 50% of the cost of the full fare rate. Currently five bus routes come directly onto campus and an additional seven routes service the campus perimeter.

 

  

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

50%

[X]  

 

Staff

 

50%

[X]  

 

Students   

 

50%


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

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

Cat Tran has 6 fixed routes with over 45 designated stops that operate approximately 12 hours a day, and another route—the Night Cat for transportation into the evening on a fixed, with possible deviation, route.  Cat Tran transports approximately 500,000 rides per year.  On campus rides are free to anyone who wants a ride. Three routes service six off-campus "Park and Ride Lots." The Disabled cart program offers free point to point on campus rides to those who are temporarily or permanently disabled.  This program is open to visitors, faculty, staff, and students who are approved by the Disability Resource Center.  There were about 15,000 rides given last year.  This program uses all electric vehicles for transports.   The Student Government also runs “Safe Ride”.  This is a free program for rides in the evening/night for students within a limited area of campus.

 

  

 

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

 

Cat Tran has 6 fixed routes with over 45 designated stops that operate approximately 12 hours a day, and another route—the Night Cat for transportation into the evening on a fixed, with possible deviation, route.  Cat Tran transports approximately 500,000 rides per year.  On campus rides are free to anyone who wants a ride. Three routes service six off-campus "Park and Ride Lots." During the first week of school, shuttles are provided to and from local grocery stores, department stores, and malls.  This program is directed to students but is available for anyone on campus.  During the school year, students may board a shuttle going to an off campus lot and stop at a local grocery store for free.

 

  

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:   2009
Number of bikes available:   10
Usage fee per hour:     $0
Usage fee per day:    $0

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $0

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

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: In addition to a bicycle share program, UA Parking & Transportation provides bicycles, free of charge, to any department that would like

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:   2009
Service fee:   No
Description:   a bike kiosk is placed, 2 days per week, near the center of campus to provide information, safety tips, bike repairs, access to tools, bike registration, and route information for any bicyclist on campus.  This program is a partnership with Pima Association of Governments for staffing and in order to provide handouts andd information

 

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:  10
Number of hybrid vehicles:    7
Usage fee per hour:   $8/hr
Usage fee per day:   n/a


Annual membership fee for students:  $50

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:  $50

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: see Hertz Connect.

 

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)?

The University provides free bike registration, 11,000 free bicycle parking spaces, secure and weather-protected bicycle spaces—both bike lockers and bike enclosures are available for lease.   There are 3 underpasses that allow bikes and pedestrians to forego crossing a very busy arterial street that cuts through campus.  These underpasses are marked to provide pedestrian walkways, bike paths, and crossings.  The underpasses are for bikes and pedestrians only—no traffic.   Campus bike paths are regularly maintained and many campus streets contain bike lanes. Examples of bicycle and pedestrian routes can be viewed via the web (e.g., see: http://cfp.arizona.edu/files/TE_Grant_2007_Photo_montages_CFP_rev1.pdf and http://parking.arizona.edu/pdf/maps/bike_routes.pdf ). Campus bike paths are part of a citywide network of bike routes.  Consistency is maintained with campus membership on the Bike Advisory Committee which routinely advises city and county government in matters regarding bicycles.    Streets (University and Second St.) are closed to traffic in order to provide safe areas for bicycles and pedestrians.    The 2003 Comprehensive Campus Plan (http://cfp.arizona.edu/comprehensive_campus_plan) outlines a detailed plan for pedestrian and bicycle-friendly routes through campus.  the University is working closing with the City to develop and implement an electric rail streetcar scheduled by 2012.  This streetcar will provide a much needed, sustainable connection between two of the largest employee areas in the city--the University and Downtown.  The streetcar will enable a reduction in vehicles coming to both campus and downtown.  It will also reduce traffic on campus; between campus and downtown; and all point in between.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Employees eligible

 

Description:

[X]  

 

Telecommuting

 

See description for eligibility guidelines

 

http://lifework.arizona.edu/wls/ua_alternative_work_arrangements_guidelines

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

See description for eligibility

 

http://lifework.arizona.edu/wls/alternative_work_arrangement_models

 

Additional comments: UA WorkLife Connection offer guidelines for employees and managers to use to set up telecommuting and condensed work week options.


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

326

 

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

10,726,326

 

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

n/a

 

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

n/a

 

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

17%

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]     

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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