Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 2.00 Hannah Moskowitz
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
47.33

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:

The survey was distributed to all faculty, staff, and students via email in the fall. The survey was distributed from 9/25/17-10/9/2017 and received 2913 responses.


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) 52.67
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 13.30
Vanpool or carpool 6.11
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 27.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.78
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0.03

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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"More sustainable" options include alternatively fueled vehicles (ethanol, electric including hybrid), motorcycle or scooter, formal telecommuting (avoiding trips to campus), walking, biking, public transportation (bus, metro, train, AU shuttle), and carpool.

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