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Objectives for 2020

Administration
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
Existence of consortium sustainability committee No No Yes
Sufficient staffing and resources for sustainability programs Sustainable Food Coordinator
position added
  Yes
Existence of partnerships with local off-campus sustainability efforts and programs Yes Yes Yes
Engagement with relevant sustainability-related policy issues No No Yes
Completion of assessment for sustainability-related improvements in College investment practices No No Yes

 

Education
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
% of courses sustainability-focused 5.50% Data not available General increase
% of courses sustainability-related 12.70% Data not available General increase
Campus-related projects* Consistent with 08-09 Consistent with 07-08 General increase
% offices in Green Office Program 7.90% N/A 30%
% of students taken sustainability pledge** N/A N/A 50%
% of staff/faculty taken sustainability pledge** N/A N/A 30%
% of students signed up for newsletter 7.90% Data not available 30%
% of staff/faculty signed up for newsletter 16.90% Data not available 25%
Sustainability-related campus events* Increase over 08-09 Consistent with 07-08 General increase

* General sense of SIO staff and students.
** Pledge is not yet created.

Energy
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
% of courses sustainability-focused 5.50% Data not available General increase
Total energy use (kWh) 56,117,593 54,093,476 45,979,454 kWh
(15% reduction over 08-09)
KWh electricity/CDD* 11,198 9,961 No goal set
Therms natural gas/HDD* 534 614 No goal set
Renewable energy sources 0.019% 0.02% 4%
Energy intensity by district:**      
     Academic-Administrative 42.5 42.3 29.6 kWh/sq-ft 
(30% reduction over 08-09)
     Recreation 21.9 21.7 16.3 kWh/sq-ft
(25% reduction)
     Venues 23.7 28.1 21.1 kWh/sq-ft
(25% reduction)
     Dining 75.6 76.6 61.3 kWh/sq-ft
(20% reduction)
     Sciences 62.9 58.3 46.6 kWh/sq-ft
(20% reduction)
     Residential 21.6 21.8 19.6 kWh/sq-ft
(10% reduction)
     Houses 8.1 8.3 7.5 kWh/sq-ft
(10% reduction)
     SGM Library 19.1 24.7 22.3 kWh/sq-ft
(10% reduction)
Diesel generator use (gallons of fuel) 9,952 1,329 930.3 gallons
(30% reduction over 08-09)
% of buildings individually metered for gas/electricity use 52% 52% 100%
(by May 2011)
% of major buildings with metering project complete (real-time, etc.) 0% 0% 100%
(by May 2012)
% of all buildings with metering project complete (real-time, etc.) 0% 0% 100%
(by May 2015)
% of sq-ft with EnergyStar score >69*** Data not available Data not available 50%
% of major buildings retro-commissioned 0% 0% 100%
% of all buildings with completed in-depth energy audit 0% 0% 100%

* These measures refer to electricity use per cooling degree day and natural gas use per heating degree day, which provide some measure of how much energy the campus used, taking into account changes in temperature from year to year.
** Districts do not include buildings slated for construction/renovation. See Sustainability Action Plan for further description of districts and long-term energy plan.
*** EnergyStar analysis not yet completed - the EnergyStar program is currently developing specific metrics for campus facilities.

Facilities
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
Compliance with Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Standards Yes Yes Yes
% of square-footage LEED-EBOM certified 0% 0% 15%

 

Food and Agriculture
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
% food purchases “sustainable”* Data not available Data not available 15% by 2015
30% by 2020
% food purchases “sustainable” in  more than one category* Data not available Data not available 10%
% produce local* Data not available Data not available 50%
% sustainable seafood purchases* Data not available Data not available 100% by 2015
Programs in place in other campus dining facilities No No Yes

* Dining Services does not yet have in place procedures for tracking food purchases; the draft Sustainability Action Plan requires Dining Services to provide annual tracking reports starting with the 2010-11 academic year.

Pollution
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
Refrigerant use (pounds) 389 269 202 pounds
(25% reduction over 08-09)
Synthetic fertilizer use (pounds) 1,250 9,250 0 pounds
Compliance with Green Cleaning Procedures 49.9%* Data not available 100%
No non-essential use of hazardous materials** N/A N/A Yes
Compliance with Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Standards Yes Yes Yes

* For the first half of the 2009-10 academic year, the College erroneously purchased a variety of products out of compliance with green cleaning standards.
** Based on a study of the use of hazardous materials on campus (not yet completed).

Purchasing
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
% white copy paper 100% PCW, FSC-certified, PCF 0.55% Data not available 90%
% non-standard (e.g. other sizes, colors) copy paper at least 30% PCW 1 Data not available 90%
College letterhead 100% PCW, FSC-certified, PCF 0% 0% 100%
% offices in Green Office Program 7.90% N/A 30%
Compliance with Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Standards Yes N/A Yes

 

Transportation
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
Campus fleet gas use (gallons) 10,819 5,059 4,300 gallons
(15% reduction over 08-09)
Single-occupancy vehicle commuting miles 3,298,269 2,403,269 2,163,588 miles
(10% reduction over 08-09)
% vehicles alternatively fueled 1% 1% 50%
Compliance with vehicle purchasing stds.  Yes Yes Yes

 

Waste
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
Diversion rate* 54% 47% 1
Construction waste diversion 1 Data not available 90%
Total waste (tons)* 1,192 1,284 1,155 tons
(10% reduction over 08-09)

* Includes: landfill, recycling, compost, hazardous, electronic, and green waste; does not include construction/demolition wastes, donations, or ReCoop.

Water
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
Change in 3-year average water use 11.5% increase 5% annual reduction
Total water use (gallons) 86,135,938 97,579,636 No goal set
Use of reclaimed/gray water No No Yes
Impermeable surfaces (square-feet) 2996263 2,996,263 No net increase
Use of sustainable stormwater techniques New bioswales  General increase
% of major buildings metered for water 0% 0 100%
(by May 2011)
% of all buildings metered for water 0% 0% 100%
(by May 2014)

 

Key Issue: Climate Change
Data point09-1008-092020 Objective
Greenhouse gas emissions (mTCO2e) 16,224.5 15,479.5 11,453.0
(26% reduction over 08-09)