Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Emory University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 2.00 Kelly Weisinger
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

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:
Transportation and Parking Services calculates employee commute data based on annual parking permit purchases, commute alternative programs, and an annual all-campus survey.

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) 43
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 1
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 51
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Data reported for 2014-2015 fiscal year. Because Emory’s Transportation & Parking Office did not have access to exact figures for some of these categories, the following methodology was used in our calculations: The drive alone category simply includes any employee who purchased a parking permit (46%), while the van/carpool includes all employees registered as such (4%). The non-motorized category includes employees registered as walkers/bikers and the Occasional Use parkers (1%) who, according to the Transportation & Parking office, tend to be employees that drive in inclement weather, but walk/bike as their primary mode of transportation. The public transportation category includes employees registered for Park & Ride or MARTA passes, and we made the assumption that the remaining unaccounted for employees use some form of public transportation. All parking on campus is by permit only, so if an employee does not have a permit, they are using another more sustainable commute mode than SOV.

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