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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 South Florida

Date submitted: July 30, 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: policy: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-10-051.pdfplan: http://acupcc.aashe.org/site_media/uploads/cap/607-cap.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: master plan: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/facilitiesplan/FPC/Attachment%203%20MP.pdfstrategic plan: http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

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

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

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: One committee

 

Committee I

 

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

 

Committee name: Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee

Number of meetings: 24

 

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

 

8

Faculty

 

7

Staff

 

3

Students

 

2

Other. Please describe.   

 

some committee members hold multiple roles

 

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   

 

Christian Wells  

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

Christian Wells  

 

Administrator

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

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

 

Significant

 

created new School of Global Sustainability, http://www.sgs.usf.edu/

Administration

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

new sustainability policy established, http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

created a new and comprehensive Climate Action Plan, http://acupcc.aashe.org/site_media/uploads/cap/607-cap.pdf

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

new investments in renewable energy, http://giving.usf.edu/

Energy

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

many new outcome-driven programs with the USF Clean Eenrgy Research Center, http://cerc.eng.usf.edu/

Food

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

improvements to dining services, http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSS/UnivSouthFlorida/Sustainability/

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Second LEED building almost finished, http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/article1004619.ece

Student Involvement

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

new position in Student Government for Chief Sustainability Officer, http://www.sg.usf.edu/

Transportation

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

many new programs and improvements to infrastructure working with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, http://www.cutr.usf.edu/index.shtml

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

named #2 in FL and #25 nationally for Waste Minimization in Recyclemania, http://usfweb3.usf.edu/absolutenm/templates/?a=2266&z=113

 

Water

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

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

new water conservation projects throughout campus, new bottled water campaign by SIFE, http://www.ctr.usf.edu/sifeusf/

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

The new 2010 Tampa Campus Master Plan features sustainability as a guiding principle throughout all policies and procedures

 

Committee II

 

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

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

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

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

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

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

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress 

 

Description

Academics

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

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Administration

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee III

 

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

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

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

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

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

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

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress  

 

Description

Academics

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

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

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT                                  


10) Does your school have an office or department exclusively dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus? Please note: this does not include academic programs focused on sustainability.
Please provide the number of staff in the office in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). FTE for a full-time staff member would be 1, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name: Office of Sustainability

Year created: 2009

Description: The Office of Sustainability coordinates and builds partnerships for university-wide initiatives that advance the University of South Florida's strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment.

Number of staff in office (in FTE): 8 staff (3.75 FTE)

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

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

 

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

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

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Title: Director

Department: Office of Sustainability

Time worked (in FTE): 0.50

Job description: oversees the Office of Sustainability and its programs and initiatives, and coordinates the efforts of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Administrative Services, and Business and Finance in the compilation of data to complete the reporting requirements of ACUPCC, STARS, and other programs

 

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

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

 

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

 

Title      

 

Department      

 

Time worked (in FTE)      

 

Job description

Assistant Director

 

Office of Sustainability

 

1.00

 

oversees public relations, marketing, communications, and public outreach

Sustainability Fellows

 

Office of Sustainability

 

0.50

 

four graduate assistants dedicated to research in resource monitoring and conservation on campus

Sustainability Scholars

 

Office of Sustainability

 

0.25

 

four student assistants who conduct sustainability audits for offices and other units on campus

Chair

 

Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee

 

0.10

 

oversees the activities of the committee, which include advice, analysis, policy issues, and other matters regarding institutional sustainability

Director

 

School of Global Sustainability

 

1.00

 

oversees the School and its programs and initiatives, and works directly with the Office of Sustainability to translate the School's research and curriculum to on-campus sustainability projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


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

If yes, please provide URL

http://www.usf.edu/sustainability

 

GREEN PURCHASING


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

Yes

 

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

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Computers/electronics

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Lighting

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Paper products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description: We are in the process of implementing a Green Purchasing Directive for the university. The document is being reviewed and amended currently.

 

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

 

 

laboratory equipment

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

 

most computers and electronics

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

 

[  ]

 

Plumbing

 

 

 

Additional comments: Much of the equipment for labs and computers are Energy Star qualified, especially from vendors such as Fisher Scientific and Dell Computers.

 

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

 

50

 

 

 

Facial tissues

 

50

 

 

 

Napkins

 

50

 

 

 

Notepads

 

10

 

 

 

Office paper

 

30

 

 

 

Paper towels

 

75

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

100

 

 

 

toilet paper

 

Additional comments: The university uses a decentralized purchasing structure for all of the items listed above. Facilities management purchases materials made from post-consumer recycled content.

 

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

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

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

 

 

 

Portion
EPEAT certified      

 

Percentage
EPEAT certified      

 

Product description (e.g. computers, printers)

Product 1

 

Some

 

10

 

desktop computers, laptops

Product 2

 

 

 

Product 3

 

 

 

 

FUNDING MECHANISMS

 

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

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

 

[  ]  No specific mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]

 

Alumni green fund

 

USF Green Fund (foundation account)

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

The Office of Sustainability maintains an OCO budget for sustainability projects

[  ]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

E&G funds from the Office of Sustainability

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[X]

 

Student green fee

 

currently being legislated

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

Student Government allocations, many faculty research projects focus on campus infrastructure and design

 

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

 

faculty liaisons from each college/school participate on the Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee

[X]

 

Green office certification program

 

operated through the Office of Sustainability

[X]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

"Our Pledge" document posted and electronically distributed

[X]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

the Office of Sustainability participates in new faculty, staff, and student orientations

[  ]

 

Other

 


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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, when providing data about greenhouse gas emissions levels, please provide data based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions. Scope 1 emissions refer to GHG emissions directly resulting from sources owned or operated by the institution (e.g. on-campus combustion of fossil fuels, emissions from campus vehicles). Scope 2 emissions refer to emissions generated indirectly due to the production of electricity that the institution consumes. Scope 3 emissions refer to all other indirect emissions that result from activities of the institution (e.g. employee travel).

 

GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY


20)Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?Please check all that apply.

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

[  ]  No
[]In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

[X]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (Scopes 1 & 2, as well as scopes 1, 2 & 3 in metric tons of CO2e). Include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.

 

 

Start Date          

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1 & 2)

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1, 2 & 3)

 

URL          

 

Notes

2009

 

January 1, 2009

 

 

 

 

in progress; to be completed December, 2010

2008

 

 

 

 

 

2007

 

January 1, 2007

 

121,195

 

257,567

 

http://acupcc.aashe.org/ghg/859/

 

updated 2010

2006

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

 

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

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

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage): 80

Baseline year: 2007

Baseline emissions level: 257,567

Target year: 2050

 

Additional comments: USF will be "climate neutral" by 2070 with the aid of carbon offsets.

 

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: currently being assessed

Baseline year: 2007

Baseline emissions level: 257,567

Year achieved: 2010

 

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:

 

2008:

 

2007:

 

257,567/11,222=23

2006:

 

2005:

 


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

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

 

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

 

 

 

2009:

 

2008:

 

2007:

 

257,567/27,561=9

2006:

 

2005:

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

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

Yes


If yes, please list details below.

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

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

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

Building energy consumption :

Gross square feet of building space :

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

[  ]    Temperature setbacks

[  ]    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

 

[  ]

 

Economizers

 

[X]

 

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

 

100

[  ]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

[X]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

50

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

100

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

100

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

100

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

100

[X]

 

Metering—steam

 

100

[X]

 

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

 

100

[X]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

50

[X]

 

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

 

100

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

[  ]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[  ]

 

Variable speed drives

 

[X]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

50

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: (the above data are estimates)


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    

[X]

 

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

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: The university is currently evaluating a building (energy and water) dashboard web program

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

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

 

 

 

Renewable
energy type

 

Percent of
total energy
consumption    

 

Production
source description

[  ]

 

Biomass

 

 

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[  ]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[X]

 

Photovoltaics

 

1

 

solar panels

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description:


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

No

 

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

 

Number of systems:

Total MBtus generated annually:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

 

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

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

 

Energy source

 

Percent of total energy purchase

Coal

 

44

Natural Gas

 

54

Nuclear

 

0

Petroleum

 

0

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

 

2

Other. Please specify:

 

USF is exploring a partnership with the local Museum of Science and Industry to purchase renewable energy from a biomass processing facility in development.

Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid: 99%


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 .

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Date of most recent purchase: April, 2010
Length of contract:
Average annual quantity (kWh):
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents: 1

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

32) Please provide total MBtus of energy for heating and cooling generated annually from on-site combustion:

382,730,910,000

 

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

 

0

Coal

 

0

Geothermal

 

0

Natural gas

 

100

Petroleum

 

0

Other. Please specify:

 



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FOOD & RECYCLING

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

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

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

2005 baseline year

Weighted campus users: 21,954
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): not available

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:
24,856
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost): 849,690

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

 

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

[  ]

 

None

[X]

 

Aluminum

[X]

 

Cardboard

[X]

 

Glass

[X]

 

Paper

[X]

 

Plastics (all)

[  ]

 

Plastics (some)

[X]

 

Other. Please list: all construction debris and landscape debris, lightbulbs, electronics

 

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).

92%

 

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]

Printer cartridges

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[  ]

 

[X]

printers, monitors, televisions, keyboards, microwaves, scanners, etc.

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:

various vendors, including Creative Recycling

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


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

100%


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

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[X]  

 

Offices

[X]  

 

Outdoors

[X]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

composting is done at the Botanical Garden and off site at the municipality; small scale composting is being implemented in a pilot program in select residence halls; a few, select offices participate in composting

 

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

 

through the Marshall Student Center and other campus locations

[  ]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

in cooperation with the Salvation Army, for all campus residences

[X]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

formal campus furniture and supply exchange programs in most colleges

[  ]  

 

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:

various Master Plan policies (10A.3.12, 10C.2.4, 15.1.4, 16.8.1-5), http://usfweb2.usf.edu/facilitiesplan/FPC/Attachment%203%20MP.pdf


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

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:2

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

0

 

Silver-level

 

0

 

Gold-level

 

680,000

 

Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research

Platinum-level   

 

0

 

 

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

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria :There has been considerable effort to evaluate buildings on the USF Tampa Campus regarding their eligibility for meeting criteria for LEED certification.  USF Physical Plant and USF Facilities Planning and Construction identified six buildings that are likely candidates for LEED certification with moderate effort.  A study was conducted by a team of engineering students to assess the eligibility of the facility that houses the College of Business Administration and to recommend future action to become LEED certified.  Source:  COBA Team, Inc., “The Road to LEED Certification” prepared for the class, “Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities”, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, April 2009.

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

 

 

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

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:

Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

45) Please provide information about buildings on your campus that meet the standards of other third-party green building certifications (e.g. Green Globes).

Certification type:

Total number of buildings:

Combined gross square footage: 

Building names:

 

46) For the 2009-2010 academic year, what percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills?

98%

 

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 

47) Please provide information about adaptive reuse projects your campus has completed since the year 2000.

Total number of adaptive reuse projects completed since the year 2000:  


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

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 17,295

Square footage: 4,250,000

 

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

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 23,150

Square footage: 6,100,000

 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


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

Yes

 

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

http://www.pplant.usf.edu/index.php/additional-information/sustainability-initiatives


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) .

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:

Water consumed (gallons):

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

Water consumed (gallons):

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space     

[X]  

 

Building water metering

 

100

[X]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

5

[X]  

 

Gray water systems

 

5

[  ]  

 

Laundry technology

 

[  ]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

75

[  ]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

[  ]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[X]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description: (the information above are estimates)

 

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

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[X]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[  ]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[X]

 

Other. Please describe: 1 living roof in design

 

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

Green Living Learning Community

 

Hallway

 

25

 

http://usfgreenllc10-11.weebly.com/, the Green LLC was started in 2009 to enhance sustainability programming and student participation in on-campus sustainability initiatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Government, the Green LLC, and the Office of Sustainability participate in an orientation and EXPO and distribute informational materials; all new students receive information about the Office of Sustainability and various sustainability initiatives on campus.

 

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

 

8

 

10

Unpaid positions

 

 


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

 

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

http://usfgreenllc10-11.weebly.com/

 

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.

 

1

 

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, three or more competitions.

 

For each competition or challenge that is run on campus, please provide the details requested. You may provide detailed information for up to three competitions.

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: ConservaBull

Year Initiated: 2008

Website: http://ctr.usf.edu/egb/conservabull/

 

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

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[X]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

t-shirts, iPods

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

to lower energy use and create awareness

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: 6-48% energy saving among 14 residence halls

Lasting effects of competition: Each year there is increased participation, savings, and awareness; some halls have seen longer-term energy reductions after the contest has ended.

Additional Information:

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Recyclemania

Year Initiated: 2008

Website: http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/Index.htm

 

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, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

public recognition

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

Waste Minimization category

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

recycling


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition: Overall waste was reduced roughly 25 percent over the 10-week competition period.

Lasting effects of competition: Increased awareness about waste/consumption and recycling. A new student group performed periodic waste audits.

Additional Information:

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Refill-a-Bull

Year Initiated: 2009

Website: http://www.ctr.usf.edu/sifeusf/

 

Frequency that competition is run: Ongoing

 

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, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

[X]  

 

Other

 

public recognition

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Water conservation

 

promotes use of reusable bottles for water

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

Lasting effects of competition: the initiative encouraged Physical Plant to replace some existing water fountains with new Elkay EZ-H2O Bottle Filling stations

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

Alliance of Concerned Students

 

Mission: to explore and advocate for alternative education, alternative media, and resource management and sustainability

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204577039

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Green Builders

 

Mission: to create a mutually beneficial relationship among USF students, the Tampa Bay community, and local business leaders in the area of green building and sustainability

 

http://ctr.usf.edu/egb/

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers for a Sustainable World

 

Mission: to engage a multidisciplinary group at the University of South Florida in actively reducing poverty by improving environmental, social, and economic sustainability worldwide

 

http://www.eswusf.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers without Borders

 

Mission: to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life

 

http://www.ctr.usf.edu/ewb/

 

 

 

 

 

Necessary Improvements to Transform our Environment

 

Mission: to advocate continuous campus safety and student health

 

http://www.ctr.usf.edu/ewb/

 

 

 

 

 

Student Environmental Association

 

Mission: to educate the community about the environment and work towards making USF more environmentally-friendly

 

http://www.ctr.usf.edu/sea/

 

 

 

 

 

Students in Free Enterprise

 

Mission: to serve the community through educational outreach projects that embody social, economic, environmental, personal, ethical, and sustainable change

 

http://www.ctr.usf.edu/sifeusf/

 

 

 

 

 

USF Student Community Gardens

 

Mission: to promote the benefits and use of shared community gardens in the Tampa Bay region

 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=183954541968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

32

 

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

 

[  ]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

[X]  

 

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

 

30

[  ]  

 

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

 

[X]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

2

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

We also have a fleet of golf carts, some of which are electric, hybrid, or solar powered.

 

 

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)?

15%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

 

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

8%

 

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

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

 

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

[  ] No

[X] Yes, to faculty and staff

[X] Yes, to students

 

Description: preferential parking for carpoolers; plans to fund a large scale ride sharing program


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

see above

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

see above

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Carpool matching

 

see above

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[X]  

 

Preferential parking

 

see above

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

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

 

UPASS allows faculty, staff, and students to ride public transportation for free (students) or at a discounted rate (faculty and staff)

 

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

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

[X]  

 

Faculty

 

83

[X]  

 

Staff

 

83

[X]  

 

Students   

 

100


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

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

The Bull Runner Shuttle (operated on biofuel) is a fare free transportation service for all faculty, staff, and students

 

 

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

 

The Bull Runner Shuttle provides off-campus transportation within two miles of 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: 10
Usage fee per hour: not determined
Usage fee per day: not determined

 

Annual membership fee for students:  $0

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

Other annual membership fee:  $0

 

Description: A bike share program is being piloted in Fall 2010 by SIFE and the Office of Sustainability.

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created: 2006
Service fee:
Description: The USF Bicycle Club, http://usfbc.blog.usf.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:  4
Number of hybrid vehicles: 4
Usage fee per hour: $7.50
Usage fee per day: $70


Annual membership fee for students:  $0

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

Other annual membership fee:  $0

 

Description: The WeCar program requires a $30 initial member registration fee in exchange for a $30 credit for future WeCar rentals; no annual fee, no application fee

 

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)?

“Objective 11.A.4: Provide for convenient pedestrian and bicycle ways within the transportation program.”  and  “Objective 11.A.5: Enhance and encourage the utilization of alternative modes of transportation (including mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian ways) and reduce the dependence on the single-occupant vehicle as the primary mode of travel.” Refer to pages 29-31 of the Master Plan Summary below for specific actions to accomplish the objectives.

 

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

 

All

 

see below

[X]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

All

 

see below

 

Additional comments: There is no formal policy, but most departments provide these options to their staff.


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Suburban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

317

 

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

11,222,475

 

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

27,561

 

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

16,246

 

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

15.6%

 

 

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

 

The campus Botanical Garden maintains a student garden; there are also off-campus student/community gardens

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

The Department of Geography offers the BA or BS major in Environmental Science and Policy, as well as a certificate program

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

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

 

The Department of Geography offers the BA or BS minor in Environmental Science and Policy, as well as a certificate program

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

The Environmental Science and Policy program offers MA, MS, and PhD degrees in ESP

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

The university has a School of Global Sustainability that offers the MA degree in sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

The university has several outdoors clubs

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

The university participates annually in the Waste Minimization category, organized by the Student Environmental Association

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Student trustee position

 

The President of Student Government serves on the Board of Trustees

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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