Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

East Carolina University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.27 / 5.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
25,728.50

Full-time equivalent of employees:
5,806

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
72

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

Not counting the 5,658 students that lived on campus (assumed walkers) during Fall 2018, we used the same estimated percentages that were reported in SIMAP to determine GHG emissions associated with student commuter travel. The total percentage was based on the results of a student commuting survey completed in spring 2018, which found that approximately 8% of students bike, 45% walk, 1% carpool, and 18% ride ECU Transit buses.


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
36

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

For Fiscal Year 2018, we used the same estimated percentages that were reported in SIMAP to determine GHG emissions associated with employee commuter travel. The total percentage was based on the assumption that, other than the 3,613 parking permits issued to faculty and staff, the remaining employees commuted using more sustainable commuting options such as walking, biking, carpooling, or taking the bus.


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 28 64
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Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 53 16
Vanpool or carpool 1 10
Public transport or campus shuttle 18 10
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0 0
Distance education / telecommute 17 0

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Source: Chad Carwein, University Sustainability Manager

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