Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.01 / 5.00 Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
OSI
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
15,214

Full-time equivalent of employees:
16,664

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:
52.80

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

An annual all-campus commute survey is utilized to understand primary commute modes and to collect feedback from commuters on the University's commute options.
Data categories are consistent with our GHG emissions inventory groupings:
Excludes non-commuters (i.e. those who reported telecommuting or day off for all 7 days). Excludes Oxford students and employees.
Drive alone includes: drive alone (conventional and electric cars), motorcycle & dropped off.
Carpool includes: vanpool & carpool.
Bus includes Emory Transit & Bus.


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:
28.60

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

An annual all-campus commute survey is utilized to understand primary commute modes and to collect feedback from commuters on the University's commute options.
Data categories are consistent with our GHG emissions inventory groupings:
Excludes non-commuters (i.e. those who reported telecommuting or day off for all 7 days). Excludes Oxford students and employees.
Drive alone includes: drive alone (conventional and electric cars), motorcycle & dropped off.
Carpool includes: vanpool & carpool.
Bus includes Emory Transit & 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 47.20 71.40
Zero-emissions vehicle --- ---
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 14.10 4.90
Vanpool or carpool 6.20 6.50
Public transport or campus shuttle 32.50 17.10
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped --- ---
Distance education / telecommute --- ---

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data reported for 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Commute data is calculated through an annual all-campus survey, and reported as % of commute trips that are sustainable for Emory's GHG emissions inventory. Therefore, the numbers above reflect the % of primary commute trips that are sustainable, and is an under-estimate of the number of commuters that use a sustainable commute as their primary mode.

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