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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Cleveland State University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.33 / 2.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
16.28

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

As part of CSU's partnership with the Cleveland 2030 District, a survey was sent to all faculty and staff at CSU. The survey was conducted to gain an understanding of commuter emissions among participating organizations. The survey was launched in October 2016 and 215 responses were recorded.


The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 83.72
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 1.86
Vanpool or carpool 5.12
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 9.30
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Results of the Cleveland 2030 District survey of CSU employees:

Modal Split:
Bike: 0.93%
Carpool: 5.12%
Drive Alone: 83.72%
Public Transportation: 9.3.%
Walk: 0.93%

Of those that carpool:
81.8% have 2 people in their carpool
18.2% have 4 people in their carpool

Car mpg:
10-20: 12.63%
20-30: 51.58%
30-40: 28.42%
over 40: 7.4%

Miles to work, round trip:
<5: 3.7%
6-10: 17.2%
11-20: 30.23%
21-30: 18.14%
31-40: 11.16%
41-50: 7.9%
51-60: 3.7%
61-70: 2.3%
71-80: 3.3%
81-90: 1.4%
91-100: 0.5%
over 100: 0.5%

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.