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Report Card 2011

University of Missouri–Columbia

Campus Survey

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School name: University of Missouri - Columbia

Date submitted: July 23, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

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

[  ]  No

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

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

 

Description: Plan: http://sustainability.cf.missouri.edu/resources/taskforce09_final.pdfPolicy:On March 18, 2010, the University of Missouri officially adopted its current Sustainability Policy Statement:The University of Missouri embraces its role in providing a healthy and safe learningenvironment for its students, staff, and faculty. Consistent with MU's mission and values, we arecommitted to leadership in demonstrating local and global environmental stewardship. MUrecognizes the increasing need for policies and practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissionsand has signed the American College and University President's Climate Commitment with thegoal of making the MU campus carbon neutral. Further, MU has undertaken an ambitiousprogram of environmental sustainability that includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:•Incorporating sustainability and social responsibility in the teaching curriculum;researching, testing, and implementing new sustainability initiatives; and disseminatingeffective sustainability practices.•Taking proactive steps to preserve, protect, and renew natural resources, both locally andglobally, thereby minimizing anthropogenic harm to the environment.•Identifying and utilizing environmentally friendly energy resources and employing adynamic and proactive energy-conservation program.•Minimizing waste generation, recovering recyclable materials and safely managingnecessary waste disposal.•Observing sustainable best practices in campus construction and procurementResearching and promoting sustainable practices in the growth, management, andtransportation of food.•Promoting clean, efficient, and healthy transportation for all students, staff, and faculty.Each unit or department within the University is expected to evaluate current policies andpractices on a regular basis with the goal of adopting and improving environmentally sustainablepractices.

 

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: http://www.cf.missouri.edu/masterplan/publication/publication.htmlhttp://provost.missouri.edu/mizzou_advantage.html

 

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: Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee

Number of meetings: Seven

 

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

 

3

Faculty

 

10

Staff

 

4

Students

 

7

Other. Please describe.   

 

 

7)  Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

 

 

 

Name       

 

Position

Chair 1   

 

Daniel Hooley  

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Addressed       

 

Progress     

 

Description

Academics

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Involve faculty in Climate Action Plan discussion

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Chancellor approved sustainability statement

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

MU submitted greenhouse gas inventory to accupc

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

Endowment holdings are open to the public

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Addressing greenhouse gas reduction and energy conservation. Campus is building a 100% biomass boiler-completion date 2012.

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

6% of campus food is locally grown.

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

We may be close to a policy on LEED certification. Two buildings under construction will be LEED certified.

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Student members complete many activities with recycling, local food, community outreach.

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Bicycle rental program will begin next fall

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Recycling percentage has increased from 25 to 30%.

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

We save 40 million gallons/year over previous time periods. Planning reusable drinking container program

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name: Campus Planning Committee

Number of meetings: 6

 

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

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

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

6

Staff

 

3

Students

 

3

Other. Please describe.     

 

12 ex officio

 

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    

 

Bede Clarke

 

Faculty

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]

 

Moderate

 

The committee has addressed climate issues in relation to building construction, renovation and building density

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

They foster a compact campus to better utilize our cogeneration system for heating and cooling buildings.

Food

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Make recommendations and help implement building density and layout issues.

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]

 

Significant

 

Committee works with faculty, staff and students on alternative transportation projects like shuttle busses, bike paths and ridesharing.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Committee makes recommendations on irrigation conservation

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee III

 

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

 

Committee name: Parking and Transportation

Number of meetings: 6

 

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

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

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

5

Staff

 

2

Students

 

3

Other. Please describe.     

 

8 Ex Officio

 

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    

 

Stamatis Dostoglou

 

Faculty

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]

 

Significant

 

The campus has been made walking and bike friendly by closing roads and designating bike paths. They also pay for the shuttle service and bus ride subsidies.

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:MU Sustainability Office

Year created:2009

Description:Reports to Associate Vice-Chancellor for Campus Facilities

Number of staff in office (in FTE):2.5

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

Please provide your answers to questions 11-12 in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). For example, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

 

11) Does your school employ a sustainability coordinator, director, or manager?

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

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Title:Sustainability Coordinator

Department:Sustainability Office

Time worked (in FTE):40 hours/week

Job description:Review, develop and help implement sustainability initiatives.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Title      

 

Department      

 

Time worked (in FTE)      

 

Job description

Supervisor

 

Facility Operations

 

1

 

Custodial Supervisor

Manager

 

Energy Management

 

1

 

Energy Conservation Manager

Purchasing Manager

 

Campus Dining

 

1

 

Purchases green products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

http://sustainability.cf.missouri.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:Vendors are asked to remove and recycle pallets and other packing material when products are delivered.

 

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

 

50%

 

Most are energy star rated

[X]

 

Building products

 

25%

 

We are increasing our use of recycled building materials

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

90%

 

Most are energy star rated

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

60%

 

We use highly efficient combined heat and power to provide electricity, heating  and cooling to campus buildings.

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

80%

 

All light fixtures purchased are high efficiency.  Energy efficient fans and variable speed drives are also purchased.

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

50%

 

Waterless urinals have been tested, and low-flow urinals are now being tested.  Low-flow flushometers/fixtures  are used for new construction and renovations.

 

Additional comments:While these percentages are estimated, our purchasing officers tell us that most appliances and electronics are energy-star rated.

 

16)  Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

For each of the items below, please indicate the percentage of purchases that contain post-consumer recycled content, are chlorine-free processed, and/or are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Please provide approximate data, to the best of your ability, if your institution uses a decentralized purchasing structure.

               

 

 

Percentage
post-consumer
recycled content     

 

Percentage
Forest Stewardship
Council certified   

 

Percentage
chlorine-free
 processed     

 

Description

Envelopes

 

 

 

 

Facial tissues

 

 

 

 

Napkins

 

 

 

 

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

30-100

 

 

 

All copy centers on campus use at least 30% recycled paper.

Paper towels

 

20

 

 

 

Post consumer content-EPA compliant

Other. Please describe.

 

20

 

 

 

Toilet Paper Post consumer content-EPA compliant

 

Additional comments:On office paper-of 13,753 cases of paper purchased by MU, 4,875 cases or 35% were 30% recycled content and 109 cases or 1% were 100% recycled content.

 

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

No

 

If yes, please describe below.

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

 

 

 

Portion
EPEAT certified      

 

Percentage
EPEAT certified      

 

Product description (e.g. computers, printers)

Product 1

 

 

 

Product 2

 

 

 

Product 3

 

 

 

 

FUNDING MECHANISMS

 

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

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

 

[  ]  No specific mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]

 

Alumni green fund

 

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

100% biomass boiler

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

Sustainability office costs, energy consultants, 1.7 million yearly for energy conservation projects.

[X]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

Savings on disposal costs are used to improve infrastructure

[X]

 

Student green fee

 

$1/student (about $50,000/year total)

[  ]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

Provide support for the Sustainability Office

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

Through our web page, posters and mass emails

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

Landscape Services, Custodial, Maintenance and Energy Management, residential Life and Campus dining.

[X]

 

Other

 

Green Cleaning. Sustainability staff make many presentations to faculty, staff and students and provide displays and booths at 25-30 events/year.


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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

 

7/1/2008

 

309,984

 

372,976

 

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg/866/

 

Does not include hospital data.

2008

 

7/1/2007

 

330,996

 

392,728

 

 

Scope 3 emissions based on 2%/year increase.

2007

 

7/1/2006

 

324,525

 

384,997

 

 

2006

 

7/1/2005

 

307,333

 

366,545

 

 

2005

 

7/1/2004

 

299,101

 

357,054

 

 

 

 

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):20%

Baseline year: 2009

Baseline emissions level:372,976

Target year:2013

 

Additional comments:A 100% capable biomass boiler has been purchased and is projected to reduce greenhouse gases by 20% annually.

 

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:6.35%

Baseline year:2008

Baseline emissions level:330,996

Year achieved:2009

 

Additional comments:

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

2009:

 

0.02318

2008:

 

0.02496

2007:

 

0.02479

2006:

 

0.02352

2005:

 

0.02345


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:

 

10.24

2008:

 

11.62

2007:

 

11.49

2006:

 

10.98

2005:

 

11.08

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

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


If yes, please list details below.

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

2005 baseline year
Building energy consumption:
1,092,612,413        
Gross square feet of building space:

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

Building energy consumption:ⰱ㔱ⰲ㌸ⰷ㤴‵才畴

Gross square feet of building space: 6,577,153

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

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[X]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

100

[X]

 

Economizers

 

70

[X]

 

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

 

70

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

01

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

100

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

100 on exit signs

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

100 on new and renovation projects, 60% of all existing buildings.

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

100

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

100

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

100

[X]

 

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

 

95

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

100

[X]

 

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

 

30

[X]

 

Steam turbines

 

100

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

70

[X]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

100 on new and renovated projects, 70% of all existing buildings.

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

100 on new and renovated projects, 70% of existing buildings.

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[X]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

90 .

 

Description: Other Technologies: Central Chilled Water System Yes - 90%Heated ramps and walks – 100% (All of the heated ramps and walk systems are automatically controlled based on both moisture and temperature) Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (Optimization) Yes - 100% New construction and all renovationsMetering Potable Water Yes - 100%Metering Natural Gas  Yes - 100% where installedOccupancy sensor temperature setback Yes - 40%High efficiency window film Yes - 10%High efficiency low E glass Yes - 100% new construction and renovationsPower Plant Controls - Digital Efficiency Upgrades Yes - 100%Variable speed drives at power plant Yes - 100%Outdoor lighting efficiency upgrades Yes - 99%


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

[X]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[X]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[X]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

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

[  ]

 

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

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: Energy conservation savings are kept separate and used to create more energy savings the next year.

 

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

[X]

 

Biomass

 

1.10%

 

Woody Biomass blended with other solid fuels.

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[  ]

 

Photovoltaics

 

 

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[X]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

20

 

Expanded use of biomass

 

Other description:Engaged a consultant to develop a Renewable Energy Study, completed  July 2010. A new biomass boiler will be operational in 2012.


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

No

 

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

 

Number of systems:

Total MBtus generated annually:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

 

30) What is the fuel mix of electricity purchased from the grid for your campus? Please provide the percentage for each source.

If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy source

 

Percent of total energy purchase

Coal

 

81.2

Natural Gas

 

5.5

Nuclear

 

10

Petroleum

 

.1

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

 

.3

Other. Please specify:

 

2.9

Hydro is 2.9

Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid:43%


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:

565,699

 

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

 

1

Coal

 

94

Geothermal

 

Natural gas

 

2

Petroleum

 

Other. Please specify:

 

3

Tire Derived Fuel

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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:37,011
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):6,000

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
44,051
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):5,300

 

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: cast iron, steel, copper, brass.

 

36) Please indicate the campus-wide diversion rate of recyclable waste from traditional disposal.

The diversion rate should be calculated based on the diversion of traditional recyclables (paper, plastics, aluminum, cardboard, glass). Please do not include recycled electronic waste, recycled construction waste, or composted food and landscaping waste in the calculation of this figure.

The diversion rate is equal to the (total amount of traditional recycled materials) divided by the (total amount of landfill waste plus the total amount of traditional recycled materials).

31%

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE


37) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please indicate recycling of the following items is available for students (through receptacles on campus, recycling drives, or other means), and/or for institutional electronics waste. Check all that apply.

 

 

 

For waste generated by students  

 

For waste generated by the institution

Batteries

 

[X]

 

[X]

Cell phones

 

[X]

 

[X]

Computers

 

[X]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[X]

 

[X]

Printer cartridges

 

[X]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[X]

 

[X]

In addition to the above checked items which are recycled in house at Surplus Property, MU also co-sponsors with the MId-Missouri Solid Waste Management District- collection events open to the public on campus for TV's, microwaves, PDA's,-almost anything electronic.

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:

Surplus Property sells MU's electronic surplus at auction once a month. For occasional public collections the Mid Missouri Solid Waste Management District contracts with Mid MO Recycling where they are registered: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/electronics/recyclerlist.htm at the state of Missouri Registered Electronics Recycling Businesses ListMid-Mo Recycling was established in 2001 and is a State of Missouri, DNR Level 1 Recycling Center. Mid-MO Recycling was part of DNR’s E-Scrap Stakeholder workgroup which started in February 2006. This group was put in place as a framework for disposing, reusing and recycling e-scrap in Missouri in an economical, sustaining fashion without threatening the environment. Mid-MO Recycling has adopted the Missouri E-Cycle standards, also known as MOEST and at this time is a level one recycling center as outlined by the Department of Natural Resources.

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

100%


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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[X]  

 

Academic buildings

[  ]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

2 yard containers are provided for yard waste and organic waste at labs and greenhouses. It is composted at the city composting operation.

 

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

 

Each student has 35 dollars per year of printing-it used to be unlimited.

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

Cardboard is collected

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale where 17 tons of housewares, clothes etc. collected and sold. Proceeds go to charity.

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

Surplus Property offers surplus back to internal customers. The rest is sold at auction.

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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GREEN BUILDING

 

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


41) Does your school have a formal green building policy pertaining to design and construction for new buildings and major renovations?

Yes

 

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

http://www.cf.missouri.edu/pdc/sustainabledesignpolicy.htmlThe University of Missouri recognizes the value of sustainable capital project development in order to meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:0

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

 

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

 

Platinum-level   

 

 

 

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

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria:1

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

117,984

 

Orthopaedic Institute

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

 

 

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

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:
2
Combined gross square footage:131,453
Building names:General Services Building, University Hall

 

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?

31%

 

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:   9


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

Reynolds Journalism

 

52,184

 

Sociology classrooms

 

Journalism teaching

 

Stephens Hall

 

9,907

 

Classrooms

 

Biochemistry

 

Student Recreation

 

61,000

 

Basketball arena

 

Administrative and swimming

 

Hatch Hall

 

112,987

 

Dormitory

 

Residence Hall

 

Schurz Hall

 

113,734

 

Dormitory

 

Residence Hall

 

Graham/Defoe Halls

 

102,936

 

Dormitory

 

Residence Hall and administrative

 

Townsend Hall

 

99,556

 

Classroom

 

Education and administrative

 

Student Success Center

 

35,041

 

Bookstore

 

Student Success Center

 

Marx Building

 

13,446

 

Art/sculpture

 

Brain Imaging Center

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):23,280

Square footage:9,772,007

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE):30,200

Square footage:13,415

 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


50) Does your school have a formal green building policy specifically pertaining to operations and maintenance?

Yes

 

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

http://www.cf.missouri.edu/pdc/sustainabledesignpolicy.html- Sustainable Sites: Meet or exceed State of Missouri DNR best management practices for erosion and   sedimentation control standards.  Accommodate alternative transportation methods.- Water Efficiency: Target water efficient landscaping, reduced water usage, and innovative stormwater    management.- Energy and Atmosphere: Encourage optimal energy performance, including appropriate levels of    commissioning.- Materials and Resources: Support construction waste management programs. Provide space for    building-based recycling program.  Encourage use of local and regionally-produced materials and   building products made with recycled content.- Indoor Environmental Quality: Pursue toxin-free indoor air through appropriate ventilation and use of    building materials that emit low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).


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

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

 

52) Please provide the following information about buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified:

Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified:
Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
28651
Water consumed (gallons):345,806,000

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
31,419
Water consumed (gallons):317,625,000

 

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

[X]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

10

[X]  

 

Gray water systems

 

3

[  ]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[X]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

100

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

15

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

15

[X]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

100

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[X]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:Less than 5% of the campus is irrigated.

 

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: rain gardens

 

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

Freshman Intererest Group: Environmental Entrepreneureship

 

Hallway

 

15

 

Expanded to Environmental Sustainability this fall

Natural Resources Learning Community

 

Hallway

 

45

 

http://reslife.missouri.edu/housing2/lc_natural_resources.htm

Environmental Sustainability

 

Hallway

 

15

 

FIG http://reslife.missouri.edu/housing2/lc_wakonse_service_and_leadership.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:

Summer welcome leaders are trained to present on sustainability.  Contact information is provided and an informational booth is staffed. RA's are trained to present sustaiability information to residents. Several volunteer opportunities are presented in energy conservation, recycling and stream team activities.At our welcome picnic for 3,000 freshmen we feature a zero waste BBQ where all waste is composted.

 

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

 

6

 

10

Unpaid positions

 

1

 

40


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://studentsustainability.missouri.edu/

 

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.

 

5

 

20

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

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

Yes, 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:2006

Website: http:/cf.sustainability.missouri.edu

 

Frequency that competition is run:Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[X]

 

Faculty

[X]

 

Staff

[X]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

recognition

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

recycling

[X]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:25 percent of solid waste was recycled in a ten week competion. Mu fininished 20th out of more than 600 schools.

Lasting effects of competition:Students, faculty and staff learned how to pull together and work for environmental improvement

Additional Information:

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: MU Building Dashboard

Year Initiated:2009

Website: http://www.buildingdashboard.com/clients/umissouri/

 

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

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

Pizza, t shirts, discount cards

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation

 

6 percent average energy savings

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:6 percent average electrical savings in three residence halls in a month-long competition.

Lasting effects of competition:Administrators began noticing the importance of human behavior and participation in energy conservation.

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

Sustain Mizzou

 

Major force behind MU's sustainability movement. Projects in tailgate recycling, student sustainability fund, community gardening and composting, and energy conservation.

 

http://sustainmizzou.students.missouri.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

Missouri Students Association

 

Passed a resolution for a sustainability fund-1 dollar per student per semester. Active sustainability committee provides oversight on sustainability projects funded by student fee

 

http://msa.missouri.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

MU Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Society

 

student- led organization with approximately 25 members, and is a recognized Subunit of the  American Fisheries Society

 

http://www.umcfass.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Biology Seminar Series

 

organized by students in the Cons Bio graduate program,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greeks Going Green

 

environmental group for MU's Greek Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Green Builders

 

Promoting the use of LEED building standards

 

http://hes.missouri.edu/studentorganizations.html

 

 

 

 

 

Student Energy Conservation Society

 

Promoting energy conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Twain Green Team

 

Student run residence hall organized to promote the environement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Design Association

 

Student group in Architectural Studies in Human Environmental Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Science Club

 

Student led group investigates local climate and soil issues

 

http://www.snr.missouri.edu/seas/academics/organizations.php

 

 

 

 

 

Mizzou Building Dashboard

 

Student group leading energy conservation in residen

 

http://buildingdashboard.com/clients/umissouri/

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Urban Agriculture

 

Student group organizing and teaching about community foods and gardening. They host a service learning class and host student interns for credit through the University of Missouri.  They compost food waste from MU to grow their vegetables. Student groups serve their food at meetings.

 

http://www.columbiaurbanag.org/

 

 

 

 

 

SPROUT

 

Sustainabiltiy Peer Resource Outreach

 

http://mizzousprout.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Mizzou Electric Car Club

 

Student group researching and building electric vehicles.

 

http://engineering.missouri.edu/news/stories/2009/Electric-car-team/index.php

 

 

 

 

 

TigerGen Hydrogen Car

 

The Mizzou Hydrogen Car Team is made up of students who seek to promote awareness of alternative fuels, develop technology, and allow members to gain practical experience by designing, building, and competing with a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

 

http://www.facebook.com/mizzouhydrogen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

794

 

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

[  ]  

 

100 percent electric

 

1

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

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

 

[  ]  

 

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

 

77

[  ]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

2

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

 
COMMUTE MODAL SPLIT

64) What portion of the student body commutes via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool/vanpool)?

28%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

36%

Carpool/vanpool

 

36%

Public transit

 

13%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

57%

Walking

 

 

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

17%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

26%

Carpool/vanpool

 

25%

Public transit

 

5%

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

83%

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

[  ] Yes, to students

 

Description:


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for the state of Missouri Ride Share Program.

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

An MU finanaced van carries riders from Boonvill to campus-about  25 miles


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

MU students are encouraged to sign up for the state of Missouri Ride Share Program

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

MU provides a subsidy of 50% on city bus service

 

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[  ]  

 

Faculty

 

[  ]  

 

Staff

 

[X]  

 

Students   

 

50% for city bus service.


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

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

MU pays for the shuttle rides of 7,000 students, faculty and staff per day with the city of Columbia bus service

 

 

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

 

Two apartment complexes are served by the same free city bus program that provides free transportation around campus.

 

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created:2010
Number of bikes available:30
Usage fee per hour:
Usage fee per day:$2.00

 

Annual membership fee for students: 

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:Our bicycle rental program is in a startup phase. We have been funded and have started collecting bicycles and giving classes. We will begin renting bicycles in the fall semester.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:2010
Service fee:No
Description:The Bicycle Resource Center provides workshops on how to repair bicycles

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:2010
Total number of vehicles:  4
Number of hybrid vehicles:2
Usage fee per hour:$9
Usage fee per day:


Annual membership fee for students:  $35

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

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:This program also supports MU’s sustainability initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as relieve congestion and parking demand on campus.

 

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)?

We have dedicated bike routes and cars are prohibited in the central campus area from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Employees eligible

 

Description:

[  ]  

 

Telecommuting

 

 

[  ]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

 

 

Additional comments:


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:       

Urban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

281

 

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

13,349,066

 

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

25,882

 

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

4,318

 

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

20%

 

 

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

 

Several campus gardens provide local food to our dining halls and the community.

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to drink from Mizzou's Tap (water) and reusable bottles are provided by many campus groups.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

Both Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors are offered.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

Both Environmental Science and Environmental Studies minors are offered.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

We have graduate level Environmental Science degree programs.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

In engineering and agriculture.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

We have an outdoors club that offers team building skills.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

We finished 20th nationally in the Gorilla category.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

We collect aluminum, glass, plastic and steel containers in one stream.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Student trustee position

 

MU has a student curator position.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

MU offers a Sustainable Agriculture degree.

 


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