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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.06
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date April 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Columbia University
OP-20: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Dan Allalemdjian
Director, Transportation Demand Management
Environmental Stewardship
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options:
87.62

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) 9.98
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 23.92
Vanpool or carpool 1.60
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 62.09
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

The data provided was gained from the 2013 commuter survey that went to all staff, faculty and students. The survey contained questions about their commute mode. The University received a 21% response rate from the survey.


The website URL where information about sustainable transportation for employees is available:

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.