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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 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
OP-T2-34: Carpool Discount

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Geoff Rode
Director of Operations, Ancillary Services
Facilites & Operations
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Does the institution offer reduced parking fees for car and van poolers?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

A carpool is defined as three or more University of Alberta staff or students, residing at different addresses, who choose to drive together as their regular means of commuting to the university.

Carpool stalls offer subscribers premium location parking stalls in high-demand facilities. Current carpool parking locations are in the Jubilee Car Park adjacent to the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy at the heart of North Campus, and in Lot E next to the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science on Saskatchewan Drive.

All members of the carpool, as well as all vehicles that may be used in the carpool, must be registered with Parking Services (parking.services@ualberta.ca). Carpool members are assigned one carpool permit to share, and they share the cost of the permit. The permit is transferable among any vehicles registered in association with the carpool. Only one registered vehicle may be parked at any given time with the carpool permit. Any additional vehicle(s) parked must display a valid parking permit.

Carpoolers may find their own carpool partners and register the carpool at Parking Services, or they may sign up as an individual using carpool.ca, who will attempt to match them with other interested individuals with similar commuting needs. (see also T2-32 Carpool/Vanpool Matching)

Parking Operations will arrange to split the cost of the carpool permit equally among the members and collect it through any currently accepted means of payment (payroll deduction, monthly credit card, debit). If the carpool dissolves for any reason during the year, participants must inform Parking Operations within two weeks. The members are then free to purchase parking permits through the normal procedures.


The website URL where information about the program 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.