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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 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
OP-16: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.87 / 3.00 Mark Ellis
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Office of Sustainability
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The percentage (0-100) of institution's employees that use more sustainable commuting options:
62.20

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s employees who commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) as their primary method of transportation :
37.80

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s employees who walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means as their primary method of transportation. Please note that this may include on-campus residents:
13.30

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s employees who vanpool or carpool as their primary method of transportation :
7.50

The percentage (0-100) of institution’s employees who take a campus shuttle or public transportation as their primary method of transportation :
41.40

The percentage (0-100) of institution's employees who use a motorcycle, scooter, or moped as their primary method of transportation:
0

The website URL where information about alternative transportation is available:

"More sustainable commuting options" interpreted as all means of transportation other than commuting to campus via single occupancy vehicle.

The commuting data do not include student travel to/from campus at the beginning/end of each semester. In early 2010, GW performed a comprehensive transportation survey of each population (students, staff, and faculty), to improve upon the 2005 data used in our initial FY2008 GHG inventory. The data for the FY2010 inventory are based on this new survey and improves data accuracy. The survey was distributed in February 2010 to faculty, staff, and students University-wide (including the Foggy Bottom Campus, Mount Vernon Campus, and Loudon Campus). The purpose of the survey was to determine the travel characteristics and patterns of faculty, staff, and students. One questionnaire was provided for faculty and staff and one questionnaire was provided for students. The survey closed in March 2010. The survey was distributed electronically to 800 faculty, 1,300 staff and 6,000 students. A total of 1,032 faculty and staff responded, while 2,130 students responded. Numbers extrapolated were done so to the best of our understanding of the data being requested for STARS vis-a-vis the data surveyed in the report.

Employee modal splits reflect a weighted average of independent faculty and staff transportation survey responses based on the respective FTE of each campus population. For the reported fiscal year (FY13), the approximate faculty-to-staff ratio is 1-to-3, respectively.

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.