Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.28
Liaison Claire Rodgers
Submission Date June 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
0.42 / 2.00
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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:

A survey was sent out to all Olin faculty and staff during the summer. Out of the 199 people on the list, 126 responses were recorded. Walking, bicycling, vanpool/carpooling, public transport, motorcycles, telecommuting, and cars that were not diesel or electric cars were considered more sustainable means of transport. These survey results should be representative of a year. Additionally, questions were phrased in such a way that multiple responses could be given for a mode of transport in order to facilitate as much specificity as possible. Anyone who answered that they used a gasoline or diesel vehicle and were the only driver in the vehicle were not counted as sustainable. Results were extrapolated for all employees.

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) 79
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 10
Vanpool or carpool 5
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 2
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 2
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 2

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