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University of California–Davis

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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 California - Davis

Date submitted: August 24, 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: UC Davis is included in the UC system's extensive sustainability policy that deals with green building, clean energy standards, climate protection practices, sustainable transportation, sustainable operation, waste reduction and recycling, and purchasing practices. URL: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/sustainability/documents/policy_sustain_prac.pdf

 

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

[  ]  None

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

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[  ]  Other. Please describe:


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

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

 

Description: Sustainability is one of three core principles in the 2009 Physical Design Framework, a campus physical master plan; and is one of the key principles of the 2003 Long Range Development Plan, a campus land use and development plan. Sustainability is one of the six core strategies in the campus Vision Plan (UC Davis: A Vision of Excellence)URLS:http://dcm.ucdavis.edu/PhysicalDesignFramework/index.htmhttp://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/progress/commitment/planning/index.htmlhttp://vision.ucdavis.edu/

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

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

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

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: Three committees

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: Campus Lighting Committee

Number of meetings: 3 since August 2009

 

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

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

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

2

Faculty

 

1

Staff

 

5

Students

 

0

Other. Please describe.   

 

0

 

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   

 

Sid England  

 

Administrator

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Addressed       

 

Progress     

 

Description

Academics

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

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

 

[  ]

 

 

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

 

Energy conservation through lighting retrofits

Food

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Revised and updated interior and exterior campus lighting standards (http://ww2.ae.ucdavis.edu/csdg/)

Student Involvement

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name: Climate Action Plan Work Group

Number of meetings: 22

 

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

 

1

Faculty

 

0

Staff

 

2

Students

 

2

Other. Please describe.     

 

0

 

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    

 

Camille Kirk

 

Staff

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress 

 

Description

Academics

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

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Administration

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Wrote first campus climate action plan; conducted fourth annual GHG 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: Transportation and Parking Working Group

Number of meetings: 1

 

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

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

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

2

Faculty

 

0

Staff

 

9

Students

 

0

Other. Please describe.     

 

3 - regional government representatives (YSAQMD, YoloBus, SACOG)

 

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    

 

Cliff Contreras

 

Staff

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Began discussion and development of sustainable transportation metrics under the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices

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: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Year created: 2008

Description: The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) develops, leads and coordinates sustainability efforts throughout the UC Davis campus. Staff members create strategies and plans to improve campus operations, work to implement the UC Office of the President's sustainability policy, establish sustainability metrics for UC Davis, and inspire the community to work toward a sustainable future. The office also participates in the planning and design of campus development projects, reviews the environmental impacts of these projects, formulates mitigation measures for potential impacts and oversees an ongoing mitigation monitoring program.

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 4.05

 

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:  Assistant Vice Chancellor

Department:  Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Time worked (in FTE):  0.9

Job description:  Leads office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

 

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

Sustainability Planner

 

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

 

0.9

 

Sustainability Manager

 

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

 

1

 

Program Manager, Waste Reduction and Recycling

 

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

 

1

 

Assistant Director of Environmental Planner

 

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

 

0.25

 

Sustainability Coordinator

 

Student Housing

 

1

 

Sustainability Manager

 

University Dining Services

 

1

 

Sustainability and Education Coordinator

 

University Dining Services

 

1

 

Bicycle Program Coordinator

 

Transportation and Parking Services

 

1

 

Transportation Demand and Marketing Coordinator

 

Transportation and Parking Services

 

0.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

http://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

Yes

 

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

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Computers/electronics

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Lighting

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Paper products

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[X]

 

[  ]


Other description: Please see Section VII, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Practices of the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices for the detail of our purchasing policy. UC Davis regularly purchases green cleaning products (Green Seal certified products are approximately 50 percent of total cleaning products expenditures on the campus); and Student Housing is developing a policy, expected to be approved by Fall 2010, requiring the use of green cleaning products. Office supplies are not mentioned in the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices, but UCDBuy, the online purchasing tool at UC Davis, sorts products and lists the environmentally preferable ones first in the online catalog, to encourage their purchase. Lighting efficiency is one of the aspects of the Campus Standards and Design Guidelines for building projects on campus, and these standards can be accessed at http://ww2.ae.ucdavis.edu/csdg/.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage purchased  

 

Description

[X]

 

Appliances

 

 

[X]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

 

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

 

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

Additional comments: UC Davis project managers and facilities staff regularly select products, equipment and materials that help the campus meet aggressive buildling energy efficiency goals, but the campus does not centrally track total purchases so percentages cannot be determined.  In addition, some of the lighting the campus installs is extremely energy efficient equipment that is being tested in partnership with our California Lighting Technology Center. The campus has a rebate program for refrigerators and freezers; see http://arm.ucdavis.edu/fridge-freezer/index.html. The campus also has a printer exchange program, to replace old printers with more efficient ones; see: http://purchasing.ucdavis.edu/printex/index.cfm.

 

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

 

 

 

 

The UCDBuy purchasing tool sorts for environmentally preferable products first, including envelopes.

Facial tissues

 

 

 

 

The UCDBuy purchasing tool sorts for environmentally preferable products first, including tissues and other restroom supplies.

Napkins

 

 

 

 

The UCDBuy purchasing tool sorts for environmentally preferable products first, including napkins.

Notepads

 

 

 

 

The UCDBuy purchasing tool sorts for environmentally preferable products first, including notepads.

Office paper

 

90+

 

 

 

The UCDBuy purchasing tool sorts for environmentally preferable products first, including office and copier papers.

Paper towels

 

 

 

 

The UCDBuy purchasing tool sorts for environmentally preferable products first, including paper towels.

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

The UCDBuy purchasing tool sorts for environmentally preferable products first, including file folders and other types of paper products.

 

Additional comments: Virgin papers have been eliminated from the office supply purchase agreement when 30% post-consumer waste content (PCW) equivalents are available, and the campus offers 100% PCW paper. Because purchasing is not fully centralized, the campus cannot provide percentages requested. Campus ReproGraphics has received certification from both the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and they make many PCW, FSC-certified, chlorine-free, and wood-alternative papers available to customers; see: http://reprographics.ucdavis.edu/about-us/sustainability.

 

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

 

 

 

Because purchasing is not fully centralized, the campus cannot provide percentages requested. However, the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices requires all desktop computers, laptop, and computer monitors purchased by the University to have achieved Bronze registration or higher under EPEAT, and Strategic Sourcing Program agreements with Dell Computers include these provisions.

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

 

Capital budget funds green building, new construction and major renovations.

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Operating budget funds the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

1) Self-funded auxiliary surcharge; 2) Strategic Energy Partnership Program with investor-owned utilities

 

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

 

Energy saving tips are posted on the campus Facilities website, and articles requesting employees take conservation steps have been posted online and circulated in the faculty/staff newspaper and on the campus home website for the past two years.

[  ]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[X]

 

Other

 

A pilot program involving 75 employees in the central administration building demonstrated measured results in waste reduction (66% drop in trash to landfill) and energy conservation (22% drop in plug-load energy use).


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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

 

January 1, 2009    

 

 

 

 

Inventory in progress

2008

 

January 1, 2008

 

239,060

 

293,281

 

http://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/local_resources/docs/climate_action_plan_pdf

 

See page 20; page 23

2007

 

January 1, 2007

 

251,750

 

306,026

 

https://www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/public/reports.aspx

 

Request UC Davis Inventory; see page 23 of UC Davis Climate Action Plan for Scope 3 emissions

2006

 

January 1, 2006

 

212,547

 

298,314

 

https://www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/public/reports.aspx

 

Request UC Davis Inventory; see page 23 of UC Davis Climate Action Plan for Scope 3 emissions

2005

 

January 1, 2005

 

227,410

 

312,081

 

https://www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/public/reports.aspx

 

Request UC Davis Inventory; see page 23 of UC Davis Climate Action Plan for Scope 3 emissions

 

 

 

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): 12%

Baseline year: 1999

Baseline emissions level: 210,000

Target year: 2014

 

Additional comments: Per the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices, greenhouse gas emission reductions commitments are to reduce emissions to year 2000 levels by 2014, to reduce emissions to year 1990 levels by 2020, and to attain climate neutrality as soon as possible. UC Davis has already met the 2014 target, so the school has set a 2014 challenge goal of 210,000 MTCO2e, which is roughly equivalent to 1999 levels. To find details on UC Davis' emission history, see the UC Davis Climate Action Plan: http://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/local_resources/docs/climate_action_plan_pdf

 

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: 3%

Baseline year: 2000

Baseline emissions level: 245,837

Year achieved: 2008

 

Additional comments: UC Davis has achieved the 2014 emission reductions target from the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices.

 

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:

 

inventory in progress

2008:

 

0.015

2007:

 

0.016

2006:

 

0.015

2005:

 

0.016


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:

 

inventory in progress

2008:

 

7.8

2007:

 

8.4

2006:

 

7.3

2005:

 

8.0

 

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:
  2,092,667,479      
Gross square feet of building space:   13,560,841

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

Building energy consumption 1,858,409,822

Gross square feet of building space :  16,748,123

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

 

80% GSF

[X]

 

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

 

90% utility systems; 80% GSF

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

6% GSF

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

60% GSF

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

1% exterior; 1% GSF

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

15% exterior; 25% GSF

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

53%

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

78%

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

45%

[X]

 

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

 

15% exterior; 80% GSF

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

40% GSF

[X]

 

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

 

35% GSF

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

10% utility distribution; 15% GSF

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

(part of campus energy management system)

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

80% utility systems; 40% GSF

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: UC Davis participates in the Strategic Energy Partnership Program (SEPP), a fund matching program with investor-owned utilities. The campus has invested $33,000,000 in the SEPP towards energy efficiency and conservation efforts with measured energy (kWh and therm) savings.


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

[  ]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[X]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[  ]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[  ]

 

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: Campus faculty/staff newspaper articles, online conservation tips                                                         

 

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

[X]

 

Biomass

 

less than 1%

 

Landfill gas (used in a campus boiler)

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

less than 1%

 

Student housing cooperative has an array that generates electricity for the cooperative; another array is installed as a crop shade structure on an area of campus agricultural land

[  ]

 

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: 4 systems, 64 collector panels total

Total MBtus generated annually: not available

 

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

 

17%

Natural Gas

 

45%

Nuclear

 

15%

Petroleum

 

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

 

9%

Other. Please specify:

 

13%

Large-scale hydropower, while not listed as a renewable, is considered carbon neutral by the campus and the registry for annual greenhouse gas inventory purposes.

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:

1,171,000,000

 

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

 

>99%

Petroleum

 

<1%

Other. Please specify:

 

Natural gas accounts for over 99% of the campus heating and cooling power source; propane and kerosene is also used.    

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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:  38,877
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):   10,905
 

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
 42,805
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):  8,816

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

 

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

[  ]

 

None

[X]

 

Aluminum

[X]

 

Cardboard

[X]

 

Glass

[X]

 

Paper

[  ]

 

Plastics (all)

[X]

 

Plastics (some)

[X]

 

Other. Please list: plastics #1, #2, pipette boxes, scrap metal    

 

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).

15%

 

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]

Universal waste and consumer electronic devices (CEDs) such as: calculators, CD and mp3 players, circuit boards from computers, portable gaming devices, computer monitors. The campus also offers recycling for used CD and DVD discs.

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:

UC Davis works with California Electronic Asset Recovery (CEAR). CEAR has gone through BAN’s audit process and taken a pledge to become E-stewards. CEAR does not do any reselling: all items are broken down and recycled. For more information visit: http://cearinc.com/environment/certifications-and-memberships; and http://e-stewards.org/

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

>95%


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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[X]  

 

Offices

[X]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

Currently, the Davis campus has five office buildings on a composting program. Campus eateries are composting pre-consumer kitchen waste. The campus dining commons are composting all their pre and post-consumer food waste. The campus has established zero waste catered events. Plans are set to have post-consumer composting in the Coffee House (campus retail eatery) and Scrubs (campus retail eatery) starting in September 2010.

 

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

 

All student computer labs have defaulted their printing to double sided.  Some offices have defaulted their printers to double sided and increased the use of electronic PDF distribution.  Student Housing operates Computer Centers in each residence hall area, which provide residents with complimentary access to computers, printers, scanners, internet access, and space for studying and holding review sessions. Computer Centers provide service to all residence hall residents. Free printing is limited to 250 sheets per quarter.

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

Student Housing operates the Resource Recovery Drive, which takes place in several locations near the residence halls during move-in weekend, so items such as cardboard and polystyrene (styrofoam) can be recycled. In 2009, the three-day drive resulted in a 58% recycling rate (by volume) and the diversion of approximately 10,000 pounds of corrugated fiberboard. http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/sustainability/resource_recovery_drive_fall.asp

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

Spring Cleaning is a program that has the goal of collecting unwanted but reusable items to be donated to different organizations. Spring Cleaning takes place in the residence halls during the week before the halls close for the year, so students - as they prepare to move out - may identify clothing, electronics, and other items that they no longer need or want and turn them in so they will continue to be used by others. In 2010, a total of 10,100 pounds of materials were donated by students and then given to local organizations. The Food Bank of Yolo County received 2,124 pounds of non-perishables and Goodwill received 7,976 pounds of clothing, linens, electronics and other items. http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/sustainability/springcleaning.asp

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

Student Housing coordinates a “Stuff Swap” in each of the three residential areas during the fall and winter quarters. This event is an opportunity for residents to exchange their unwanted belongings for somebody else’s stuff. Residents are welcome to donate without taking “new” items, or to take “new” items without donating. At the end of the quarterly event, unclaimed items were donated to the Yolo SPCA. http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/sustainability/stuff_swap.asp

[X]   

 

Other

 

Aggieware— kits of reusable plates, cups, bowls and utensils — have replaced disposable paper products at all student programs in the residence halls to help reach the goal of 75% waste diversion by 2012 and zero waste by 2020.  The Aggieware program also helps divert food waste from the landfill by providing a compost bag in one of the kits. The program eliminates the purchase, use, and disposal of all paper products for programs, which makes additional funds available for the purchase of sustainable food options for these programs. http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/sustainability/aggieware.asp. All freshman student housing students are given a reusable water bottle and canvas bag. The campus has a reusable mug program, offering discounted refills for customers using their own reusable mugs and a “Spot a Mug” Program where if spotted, they receive a free refill coupon. The waste reduction and recycling unit student staff provides training and presentations for the campus on reduction and recycling. Campus zero waste events requires the use of bulk materials versus individually packaged items (e.g. chips, butter, sugar).  The campus stadium and athletic concessions has switched over to all recyclable or compostable materials to strive for zero waste goals and have reduced their packaging, purchased and sold. The campus has a surplus property and salvage program, the Bargain Barn, used by the campus departments and the public to provide reuse opportunities for all campus surplus property and equipment. The Bargain Barn creates a venue for return into circulation equipment, furniture, and supplies no longer needed by departments. Many of the items at the Bargain Barn are fully functional and are generally available at a much lower cost than those that are brand-new.


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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:

Per the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices, all new construction must be 20% more efficient than California energy codes mandate; the Davis campus has a more stringent policy requiring new buildings to be 25% more efficient than state code. Also per the UC Policy, new construction projects must meet or exceed USGBC LEED Silver specifications; major renovations must meet or exceed USGBC LEED Certified specifications.


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings: 1

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

  

 

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

 

Platinum-level   

 

48,318

 

Tahoe Environmental Research Center

 

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

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria : 15

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

54,923  

 

Kerr Hall Improvements

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

153,607  

 

Football Stadium (First Zero Waste Stadium in US), Health & Wellness Center, Advanced Materials Research Laboratory, Childhood Health & Disease Facility, Translational Shared Research Facility, Warren & Leta Giedt Hall, Advanced Transportation Infrastructure Research Center Phase 2

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

408,151  

 

Graduate School of Management & Conference Center (Gallagher Hall), Veterinary Medicine Instructional Facility  (Gladys Valley Hall), King Hall Expansion, Coffeehouse Renovation, Tercero South, Oxford Circle Renovation

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

33,600  

 

Brewery, Winery & Food Pilot Facilities

 

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:
  0   
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?

72% (this is 2008-09; 2009-10 data is still in preparation)

 

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:   5


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use        

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Heitman Learning Center

 

3,800

 

Hog Barn

 

Staff Training

 

Historic agricultural campus center

Hunt Hall

 

32,000

 

Research Labs

 

Offices

 

One floor converted

Tahoe Hatchery

 

3,000

 

Fish Hatchery

 

Environmental Education

 

Public exhibits, free tours

Cruess Hall

 

54,060

 

Food Science Laboratory

 

Classrooms, Offices, Design Museum

 

Under construction

University Club

 

13,339

 

Faculty Club and Meeting Rooms

 

Dance/Art Studio

 

Under construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   26,094

Square footage:   12,231,776

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):   31,456

Square footage:   16,748,123

 

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:

The UC Policy on Sustainable Practices includes Section V., Sustainable Operations; the policy can be accessed at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/sustainability/documents/policy_sustain_prac.pdf.


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: 3
Combined gross square footage:  578,221
Building names: Shields Library; Emerson Hall, Webster Hall

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
  38,877
Water consumed (gallons):  810,812,000

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
  42,805
Water consumed (gallons):   687,114,000

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space     

[X]  

 

Building water metering

 

100% of residence halls and dining commons; X% of other campus GSF

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

100% of residence halls/student housing space

[X]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

About 20% in student housing space

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

100% of student housing space

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

100% of student housing space

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

Valley Hall piped for non-potable water for toilet flushing, but is currently using domestic water. Vet Med 3B using non-potable water for toilet flushing. The Brewery will use rainwater for toilet flushing.

[X]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

Valley Hall has one men’s room using waterless urinal(s)

[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?

[X]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[X]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Stormwater management plan; large-scale on-site detention and 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, Agricultural and Sustainability Education Academic Theme Program

 

Building

 

Program has maximum of 74 residents on one floor of Emerson Hall

 

Residents can elect to join this recently redesigned community. Throughout the year, students may participate in a variety of activities and discussions relevant to the theme, as well as a fall quarter seminar for credit. Emerson Hall is a LEED EB:0&M registered project and Emerson Hall is located next to Cuarto Dining Commons, a registered LEED CI 2.0 project. http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/education/themeprograms/ease.asp

The Cooperatives

 

House

 

Maximum of 64 residents in 14 geodesic domes and 3 houses

 

The cooperatives are small, student-operated living communities which are self-reliant, giving their residents the opportunity to manage the health and welfare of the community while nurturing responsibility and sustainable living. http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/housing/cooperatives.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


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

Yes

 

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

[X]  

 

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

[X]  

 

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

[X]  

 

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

[X]  

 

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

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 Student Housing presents as part of the UC Davis Orientation schedule. The presentation includes information about ways in which Housing has incorporated sustainability into facilities and programs, as well as how residents can live sustainably. Sustainability is incorporated into all mandatory community meetings. Orientation activities during welcome week include a sustainability information table as part of the New Student Resource Fair, a move-in recycling drive and distribution of stainless steel bottles to every resident. All of the Orientation meals are served in the Dining Commons, which have gone trayless, provided reusable dishware, and compost (pre- and post-consumer). Meals planned on campus as a part of Welcome Week are zero-waste events. Additionally Student Housing invites other campus and city resources, related to sustainability, to participate at the New Student Resource Fair.

 

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

 

Total of 14: 10 assistants in Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability; 4 interns in Dining Services

 

10 to 12 hours/week for ESS students; 4 to 6 hours/week for Dining Services interns

Unpaid positions

 

2 interns in Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

 

10 to 12 hours/week


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.housing.ucdavis.edu/sustainability/positiveimpact.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.

 

3

 

12

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

12 Resident Advisors that have sustainability as their specialty assignment, which means they do additional programming and education about sustainability. They are not paid, but they receive room and board.

 

1.5 to 2 hours/week on sustainability-related education

 

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: 2010 RecycleMania Residence Hall Competition

Year Initiated: 2007

Website: http://www.housing.ucdavis.edu/recyclemania/

 

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, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Recycling Champion - Each week, the accumulated volume of trash and recyclables will be recorded. At the end of RecycleMania, the area with the highest recycling rate will be declared the 2010 Recycling Champion. Participation Champion - Residents participating in special recycling and sustainability programs will be given a colored raffle ticket. The raffle ticket makes the resident eligible for prize drawings (Zipcar donated 3 free memberships, plus $35 driving credit, as individual grand prizes) and earns participation points for their area. At the end of RecycleMania, the area with the most participation will be declared the 2010 Participation Champion. Overall Champion - The area that does the best in both categories will be the overall champion, winning the “Clarabelle Trophy” and a grand prize of a special event for the area.

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[X]

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

There were many events held during the ten weeks of the competition: recycling trivia during dinnertime at the Dining Commons (DCs); sustainability tours of the DCs; a kick-off party with sustainability-themed games during late-night at the DCs; a craft night for making envelopes out of magazine pages; a movie night and panel concerning waste, specifically wasted food; cooking demos in the residence halls that focus on nutrition and sustainable food education; a recycled materials design contest; and a “Stuff Swap” for the residents to exchange unwanted, but reusable items.

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   The average recycling rate from the residence halls during the ten week competition increased about 3-5%, compared to the annual average recycling rate.

Lasting effects of competition:   Residents who participated in the events often learned something new, either about campus sustainability practices or personal lifestyle choices that they could make to have a positive impact.

Additional Information:  

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: America’s Greenest Campus

Year Initiated: 2009

Website: http://climateculture.com/americas_greenest_campus/

 

Frequency that competition is run:  Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[  ]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Cash

 

Cash – available to winning schools of Climate Culture’s America’s Greenest Campus contest

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes   

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:   There were 566 individuals that created accounts to complete a carbon footprint and commit to actions that would reduce their footprint. According to the website, participants from UC Davis committed to an overall CO2 reduction  of 1.12% .

Lasting effects of competition:   At the end of the 2009 competition, UC Davis finished in fifth place nationally and was the California campus with the most participation.

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

Campus Center for the Environment

 

The purpose of the Campus Center for the Environment (CCE) is to increase the visibility, capacity, and effectiveness of individuals and groups engaged in activities to improve environmental education, awareness, ecological health, and environmental justice at UC Davis. The CCE will fill existing needs for a central space and forum for collaboration to increase campus engagement in these efforts.

 

http://cce.ucdavis.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

California Student Sustainability Coalition

 

It is our mission to unite and empower the California community of higher education to collaboratively and nonviolently transform ourselves and our institutions based on our inherent social, economic, and ecological responsibilities. The CSSC creates and endorses campaigns that span many university campuses in California.

 

http://daviswiki.org/California_Student_Sustainability_Coalition

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Policy and Planning Commission

 

The Environmental Policy and Planning Commission (EPPC) is an advisory board made up of nine members and up to four alternates. It is responsible for researching environmental issues affecting the campus and its surrounding area, and providing recommendations for improvement. EPPC is committed to providing environmental representation of legislation to ASUCD, creating new environmental legislation, and enforcing past environmental legislation. It is the goal of EPPC to provide environmental education and outreach in order to better inform students and the campus community about the environment and relevant issues. EPPC works with students, administration, ASUCD, student environmental groups, the City of Davis, and other relevant bodies in order to better recognize and address the environmental concerns of the campus and its community. EPPC works with these groups to encourage collaboration in working toward the underlying goal of creating a more sustainable environment.

 

http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/environmental-affairs-commission/

 

 

 

 

 

Project Compost

 

Project Compost is a student-run, student-funded unit of the Associated Students of the University of California, Davis (ASUCD). Four student staff members, many interns, and even more wonderful volunteers cooperatively manage Project Compost.  Here you can find guides for composting, ways to compost in your own home, fnid out more about Project Compost, and resources to help you get involved!

 

http://projectcompost.ucdavis.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

Students for Sustainable Agriculture

 

We are a group of graduate, undergraduate, professors and community members interested in changing our food system. We work together to support community and campus projects with the common goal of supporting a socially just, ecologically balanced and economically viable food system.

 

http://sustainableaggies.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Davis Net Impact

 

Davis Net Impact is an organization for students from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management who share an interest in socially and environmentally responsible business. Net Impact  is an organization dedicated to creating a network of business leaders who use the power of business to create a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact. Founded in 1999, the chapter at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is one of the most active in the country.

 

http://ni.gsm.ucdavis.edu/netimpact/

 

 

 

 

 

Education for Sustainable Living Program

 

The Education for Sustainable Living Program is a collaborative interdisciplinary effort to realize sustainable community throughout the University of California. Students form action research teams in partnership with guest lecturers, faculty, administration, and community members to implement tangible change. Such experiential learning inspires participants to internalize the concept of sustainability, and carry it in practice beyond academia into a greater society.

 

http://cce.ucdavis.edu/content/view/16/34/

 

 

 

 

 

CalPIRG, Davis Chapter

 

CALPIRG is an independent statewide student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and hunger and homelessness. For nearly 35 years students with their campus CALPIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people's lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world.

 

http://www.calpirgstudents.org/davis

 

 

 

 

 

S.E.E.D.S., Davis Chapter

 

The purpose of our chapter is to encourage minorities and undergraduates of low socioeconomic status at UC Davis to get interested in higher level education in ecology by exposing them to current ecological research. Students will gain exposure to careers that exist in ecology by being a part of SEEDS. By having a SEEDS chapter on campus, it will increase awareness of students to the ecological issues affecting society today.

 

http://www.esa.org/seeds/programs/chapters/dir/ucdavis.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

880 (excludes Unitrans bus system fleet)

 

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

 

29

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[X]  

 

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

 

78

[  ]  

 

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

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

56

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

BF-1: Unleaded & ethanol: 43 vehiclesBF-3: Unleaded & natural gas: 40 vehiclesNatural gas: 8 vehicles

 

91

 


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)?

84%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

45%

Carpool/vanpool

 

6%

Public transit

 

25%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

16%

Walking

 

8%

 

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

44%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

22%

Carpool/vanpool

 

13%

Public transit

 

5%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

56%

Walking

 

4%

 

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 goCarpool incentive program is part of the goClub. Faculty and staff are eligible, as are students living off-campus and outside of the Davis city limits. For detail, see: http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/guidelines/guidelines.html#goCarpool.


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Sharing the ride is easier than ever with our ride-match service provider, Zimride. This complimentary service is provided to all UCDavis affiliates.

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/carpool/

[X]  

 

Other

 

http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/carpool/


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Sharing the ride is easier than ever with our ride-match service provider, Zimride. This complimentary service is provided to all UCDavis affiliates.

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/carpool/

[X]  

 

Other

 

http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/carpool/

 

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

 

UC Davis has a robust incentive program for sustainable transportation. Details of all subsidies and incentives can be found at: http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/. Key notes are: Rides on Unitrans, the campus-operated bus system, around the city are free at time of boarding to undergraduate students, who pay a student fee for Unitrans service. Subsidized passes on Unitrans, three other regional bus systems, and the regional train system (Amtrak Capitol Corridor) are also available to graduate students, faculty and staff. Subsidies vary, depending upon transit choice.

 

  

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

varies, depending upon transit choice

[X]  

 

Staff

 

varies, depending upon transit choice

[X]  

 

Students   

 

varies, depending upon transit choice


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

Pre-tax payroll deduction is one of the incentives for participation in the campus sustainable transportation program, goClub.

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

No

 

  

 

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

 

Campus affiliates may use the UCDMC/UCD shuttle for intracampus travel at no cost. Unitrans bus service from campus to nearby downtown Davis is not free, but is subsidized.

 

  

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:   1971
Number of bikes available:   more than 150
Usage fee per hour:     n/a
Usage fee per day:    $15

 

Annual membership fee for students:  n/a

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:   n/a

Other annual membership fee:  n/a

 

Description: The Bike Barn on campus rents bikes, sells bikes, and repairs bikes. Fees vary based on the service or product required. See: http://bikebarn.ucdavis.edu/.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:   1971
Service fee:   Yes
Description:   The Bike Barn has a full service repair shop. Repair tools are loaned for free and bike repair classes are available. See: http://bikebarn.ucdavis.edu/.

 

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:  8
Number of hybrid vehicles:    3
Usage fee per hour:   $8 (weekdays); $9 (weekends)
Usage fee per day:   $66 (weekdays); $72 (weekends)


Annual membership fee for students:  $35

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

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description: Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are eligible for a $35 driving credit valid for 45 days from the date of sign-up, and a $35 driving credit for 30 days from the one year anniversary of the date of sign up.

 

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 Davis campus has recently completed the Bike and Transit Network Study, which details a comprehensive plan for bicycle and transit circulation system improvements, as well as recommendations for pedestrian system improvements. The Physical Design Framework outlines key planning objectives for improvements to a major bike/bus boulevard running through campus, and pedestrian and bicycle circulation improvements across campus. The campus has a closed core, which means that public vehicles are prohibited from the core of campus, an area of about 1 mile by 1/2 mile in size. The campus has a full-time Bicycle Coordinator in the Transportation and Parking Services unit, and a walking program (Aggies on the Move) coordinated by the Human Resources unit. UC Davis is part of the League of American Cyclists designation for the Davis community and was awarded the first Platinum-level designation for a bicycle friendly community.

 

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

 

44%

 

The 56% of represented employees have contract-specific eligibility for workplace flexibility.

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

44%

 

The 56% of represented employees have contract-specific eligibility for workplace flexibility.

 

Additional comments: The campus Human Resources website states, "Workplace flexibility also supports three campus initiatives: Principles of Community, Sustainability and Wellness." UC Davis has a comprehensive workplace flexibility policy. Both telecommuting and condensed work week fall under the campus workplace flexibility policy for non-represented staff. Eligibility is contract-specific (i.e., according to collective bargaining agreements) for represented staff. Detail at: http://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/worklife-wellness/work/workplace-flexibility.


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

The UC Davis campus has both suburban and rural lands.

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

980

 

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

11,615,530

 

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

30,710

 

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

1,443

 

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

15%

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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