Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Loyola Marymount University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.25 / 4.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

1 Be a national leader among universities in sustainable practices by making progress on the implementation of sustainability objectives in LMU’s 2011 Master Plan and the Climate Action Plan.
2 Engage students, faculty, staff, and administrators in learning about, teaching to and celebrating the traditions of resilience and sustainability in the support of social justice, earth care and deeper understanding of human-nature interactions.
3 Partner with the broader community in sustainability and environmental justice efforts through interdisciplinary centers, programs in underserved neighborhoods, and off-campus facilities, such as schools, urban gardens and parks.


A copy of the strategic plan:
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The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the sustainability plan:
The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the climate action plan:
The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Increased number of Sustainability course work offered. as based in master plan, strategic plan, and climate action plan

Goals
track number of sustainability courses via inventory 2018
label sustainability courses 2019-2020
set goals on number of sustainability courses 2020

as cited by climate action plan


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Goals
Increase sustainability Research on the LMU campus through partnerships between all educational centers.
create new method to track sustainability research programs by 2020
set goals for research numbers 2022

as cited by climate action plan sustainability plan component


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Increase student engagement in sustainability. Increase number of students involvement in social media and email lists. Get more students involved in sustainability clubs, programs, contests etc.

Track number of students by 2019 doing sustainability internships
Continue to develop continuing education programs in sustainability. via number of those courses vs other continuing education
Track faculty/staff/student engagement through email campaigns, social media, surveys.
Introduce faculty staff sustainability survey
2021- certify all campus offices as green offices
2020- host a green jobs fair.
Track number of community outside programs related to sustainability by 2022. Set plan to increase that my 2023

as cited by climate action plan sustainability plan component


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Hold more tours for outside community. Increase web presence and case studies of environmental programs. Increase influence on sustainability in Los Angeles and beyond.

Track number of community outside programs related to sustainability by 2022. Set plan to increase that my 2023
as cited by climate action plan sustainability plan component


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

7% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions by 2015 relative to baseline emissions in 2008
10% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions by 2020 relative to baseline emissions in 2008
15% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions by 2025 relative to baseline emissions in 2008

Climate Neutrality Target Date 2050

as cited by original climate action plan as well as signing of presidents climate commitment.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

as tracked by strategic plan all All new construction or major renovation must be LEED silver better or equivalent.

Theme 5: Advancing LMU's Role as a Premier Catholic University in the Jesuit and Marymount Traditions
Metric 3: Progress on implementing the sustainability objectives in LMU's 2011 Master Plan and the Climate Action Plan
the metrics tracked are.

Greenhouse Gasses (Metric Tons CO2e)
Solid Waste (Tons landfilled)
Recylcing (Tons recycled)
Electricity (GW-hr)
Water (millions c.f.)
Natural Gas (Therms)

STARS Evaluation
LEED Certified Buildings vs New Buildings.
Sierra Club Cool Schools Ranking

There are three LEED-certified buildings on campus, including the William H. Hannon Library.

Loyola Marymount University, Life Sciences Building, Target July 2016
LMU’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering offers one of the top ranking undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. In order to continue to foster excellence in all areas of science and engineering, the new 120,000 GSF building is designed with modern laboratories and collaborative research space. Facilities include three subterranean levels for parking and three above grade levels housing 9,000 SF of faculty research lab space, 24 teaching labs, lab support spaces, vivarium, faculty offices, classrooms, shared public spaces, a rooftop garden and laboratory, conference rooms and a 292-fixed seat auditorium. Meeting with the University’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, the project is targeting LEED® Gold.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The university plans as referenced in climate action plan.

LMU will continue to increase efficiencies, reduce consumption, promote conservation and implement new energy policies. The university should plan to increase its use of renewable energy from about current 12 percent or so with solar and offsets to about 30 percent onsite 70% off site renewables and energy storage to mitigate the generation of the total campus electricity consumption by 2030.

Additionally through retrofits, new tech, and awareness we can reduce energy use by 20% per square foot by 2030.

Central Plant motors shall include variable frequency drivers to adjust electrical
motor speed based on demand;
• Major building renovations and additions shan be integrated into the Campus
Energy Management System, which is a set of computer-aided tools used to monitor,
control, and optimize the performance of building HVAC and lighting systems;
Future cooling loads shall be met using thermal energy storage, Or an additional
energy efficient chiller, or other comparable storage technologies;
• New and replacement buildings with flat roofs shall use white reflective material or
comparable heat rejecting material on the building roofs;
• New appliances shall meet or exceed the minimum efficiency levels mandated in the
California Code of Regulations;
• All irrigation shall use reclaimed water by Project buildout;
• All irrigation shall use automatic irrigation timers and at least 50 percent of the
campus's non-turf areas shall include drought-tolerant or native plantings;
• All new and renovated buildings shall incorporate water conservation measures such
as ultra-low-flush water closets and urinals, low-flow shower heads, and low-flow
faucet aerators;
• All new construction shall be designed to the 2008 LEED Certified criteria (or an
equivalent criteria) or better;
• Buildings shall be well sealed to prevent outside air from infiltrating and increasing
interior space-conditioning loads;
• Buildings shall incorporate thermal insulation in walls and ceilings;
• Window systems shall be designed to reduce thermal gain and loss, thus, reducing
cooling loads during warm weather and heating loads during cool weather; and
• High-intensity-discharge (HID) lamps, light-emitting diode (LED), or other energy
efficient lighting shall be installed for all outdoor lighting to reduce electricity
consumption.

All electricity purchased by LMU is supplied by the Los
Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
As LADWP continues to add renewable energy to its mix, LMU
will benefit from being able to purchase cleaner energy.
In addition, LMU will continue to increase efficiencies, reduce consumption, promote conservation and implement new energy policies.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Our Better Tomorrow Plan Commitments with LMU and sodexo.. http://www.tomorrowstarts2day.com/

We will ensure compliance with a Global Sustainable Supply Chain Code of Conduct in all th countries where we operate by 2015

We will source local, seasonal, or sustainably grown and raised products in all the countries where we operate by 2015

We will source sustainable fish and seafood in all the countries where we operate by 2015

We will source and promote sustainable equipment and supplies in all the countries where we operate by 2020

We will reduce our carbon footprint in all the countries where we operate an at clients' sites by 2020

We will reduce our water footprint in all the countries where we operate and at clients' sites by 2020

We will reduce organic waste in all the countries where we operate and at clients' sites by 2015. We will support initiatives to recover organic waste

We will reduce non-organic waste in al the countries where we operate and at clients' sites by 2015. We will support initiatives to recover non-organic waste

increase rating with green restaurant association, msc certified fish, organic products, reusable products, reduce kitchen waste to 100% recycled.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:

• Weather based irrigation controller
• Hydro-zoning plantings (grouping similar water needs plants together)
• Zoned irrigation
• Drought-tolerant plants: 75 percent of new landscape plantings
• Artificial turf (cost permitting)
• Landscaping contouring to minimize precipitation runoff
• Infiltration planters (i.e., notched curb to allow runoff to flow into planted areas)
• expand campus garden and continue to use it as a living lab


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Set comprehensive purchasing policies on sustainability by 2020 for standardization across campus as referenced by the climate action plan

Business Services is working closely with Office Max to highlight availability of environmentally preferable office products, and developing a paper purchasing policy for the university to increase use of post-consumer waste recycled paper across the campus.
All LMU Ricoh Multi-Function Devices are Energy Star rated. Recycled toner cartridges are now in standard use for all campus printers.
Ricoh multi-function copiers are equipped with energy-saving settings allowing them to power down at night, conserving more energy than traditional desktop printers.
C-Store has now gone bagless! Plastic bags, which account for 60-80% of marine debris, have now been eliminated, and students can purchase an eco-friendly reusable bag or bring their own.
LMU recently signed a contract with Sparklett's to install water filtration systems across the entire system in an effort to reduce the amount of bottled water being trucked onto campus and the harmful emissions associated with the transportation of water: 2,000 reusable aluminum bottles will be distributed to faculty and staff to encourage reduction of bottled water consumption and excessive use of plastics.

All University equipment purchases must be Energy Star-rated.
Energy Star is a program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency (for further details please see http://www.energystar.gov). EPA offers a proven strategy for superior energy
management with tools and resources to help each step of the way. Based on the successful practices of Energy Star partners, purchasing Energy Star-rated equipment will improve the University's energy and financial performance while distinguishing our institution as an environmental leader.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Parking and Transport seeks to expand the following programs and sets targets and goals with Southern California Air Quality management district as referenced by campus master plan and climate action plan.

Alternative Transportation Incentive Program (ATIP)
Lion Express shuttle service for students only
2014 LMU Shuttle Schedule from the Green Line at Aviation and Imperial
Carpool Portal
Vanpool by vRide for ridesharing
Zipcars on campus for hourly and daily car rentals
EVC stations by BLINK network (electric vehicle charging stations)
Increase bicycle infrastructure
Increase bicycle friendly university ranking and initiatives that support it by 2016. This will reduce transportation by individual drivers.

Increase ridership on van sharing rides.

LMU shall maintain a
General Parking Management Program to manage day-to-day
parking and discourage people from driving their cars to Campus.
Such measures may include, but are not limited to, installing
parking lot/garage equipment to control and regulate parking for
visitors, faculty, staff, resident students, and commuter students;
providing visitor parking at clearly marked convenient locations;
collecting and maintaining vehicle information for all campus
residents parking on Campus, and all students living off-Campus;
and charging for parking on Campus to provide a further
disincentive for people to drive their cars to Campus. Upon the
effective date of the Specific Plan, LMU shall provide LADOT with
the proposed program. LADOT shall have 30 days to review and
approve or disapprove the program or any updated program. The
program will be approved if LADOT has not disapproved the
program within 30 days.

The Transportation Demand Management (roM) program implementation and
monitoring shail be conducted in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the
Transportation Impact Analysis prepared in December 2009 for the Proposed Project. The final, detailed roM plan shall be presented to the Los Angeles Department of
Transportation for approval.

The typical measurement taken each year to measure how LMU ranks in terms of commuting in terms of commuting strategies through Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR). LMU's target is 1.5, thus our commute strategy is based around decreasing solo trips to and from the University.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Between increasing recycle collection points, working on purchasing, minimizing packaging and waste, and continuing to run an innovative recycling plant we can exceed state goals of 75% by 2020. Specifically LMU has set the following goals

75% by 2015
100% by 2025

this is referenced by climate action plan.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Bathroom faucets -1.5 gallons per minute (private), 0.5 gallon per minute (public)
• Self-closing faucets in public restrooms
• Kitchen faucets - 1.5 gallons per minute
• Pre-rinse kitchen spray head
• Showerheads: no more than 1 showerhead per stall
Low-flow showerheads - 2.0 gallons per minute
• High efficiency clothes washers - water savings factor of 5.0 or less (residential);
water savings factor of 7.5 or less (residential)
• High efficiency toilets - 1.28gallons per flush or less, or dual flush
• High efficiency/ultra low flow urinals - 0.125 to 0.5 gallon per flush
• Energy Star dishwashers
• Domestic water heating system located in close proximity to point(s) of use
• Tankless and on-demand water heaters
• Cooling tower conductivity controllers or cooling tower pH conductivity controllers
(Cooling towers to operate at minimum of 5.5 cycles of concentration)
• Water-saving pool filter
• Rotating sprinkler nozzles - 0.5 gallon per minute
• Micro-spray nozzles
• Drip/subsurface irrigation (micro-irrigation)and bubbler irrigation
Weather based irrigation controller
• Hydro-zoning plantings (grouping similar water needs plants together)
• Zoned irrigation
• Drought-tolerant plants: 75 percent of new landscape plantings
• Artificial turf (cost permitting)
• Landscaping contouring to minimize precipitation runoff
• Infiltration planters (i.e., notched curb to allow runoff to flow into planted areas)
• Storrnwater capture and infiltration of on campus sump
• Campus-wide reclaimed water irrigation (by Project buildout)
• Cooling towers using 100 percent reclaimed water use, as permitted by law (by
Project buildout)
• New buildings designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED®) Certified level (or higher), or an
equivalent criteria.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

As referenced in the the implementation of the LMU Retention Strategic Plan. by 2020

Enhance our efforts to recruit a diverse pool of academically ambitious students
Review and refine our recruitment, admissions and financial aid practices to take into consideration additional measures of success, such as demonstrated leadership, service and personal initiative.
Significantly grow the university endowment in support of academic scholarships and need-based financial aid that help make LMU more broadly accessible and affordable.

83% of LMU students receive financial assistance.
LMU contributes more than $60 million annually in student aid.
The University endows 192 undergraduate scholarships.
Freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships.
LMU Grants are based on financial need, academic merit or a combination of both.
LMU participates in all federal and state financial aid programs.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:

UNPRI
The agreement is the result of a two-year exploration of responsible investing on campus, which included active engagement among trustees and administrators, student groups, and the university’s Jesuit community. LMU is the first Jesuit Catholic university to become a signatory in the United States.
From this 2 year plan by 2021 set goals regarding responsible investing.

The following consists of a brief description of the financial mechanisms that LMU will begin to consider:
1)
Improve efficiencies of our various infrastructure systems
to reduce consumption
2)
Minimize waste across campus
to save precious resources
3)
Expand our Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program
4)
Invest funds saved from sustainability programs into new sustainability projects
5)
Implement a “TGIF” (The Green Initiative Fund)that is student focused
6)
Establish a Revolving Loan Fund
to increase funding available for
new projects
7)
Organize fund
raising events and programs
for our sustainability program
8)
Coordinate with various university
departments to identify external sources of funding
9)
Provide education to the
campus community to increase participation in green initiatives

Purchase renewable energy credits and carbon offsets to mitigate our impacts

Through this diversified approach
, LMU will be well positioned to invest financial resources in a
sustainable manner. These strategies will enable the university to s
ave money and resources while also improving human health and reducing LMU’s
impact on climate change.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Burns Rec Center measures health/well-being sustainability with various instruments. Our facility is unique in that you must swipe your Onecard in order to enter the facility. Therefore, usage is measured by the statistics and reports we pull each week and year for our annual report. On average, we have between 7,000-8,000 visits a week into our facility. Over the course of a year we have over 250,000 visits and over 7,000 unique visitors. With our high usage numbers, we do not set goals when it comes to increasing gym usage in general. We always want to increase participation and target those who do not use the facility, and are working to obtain more accurate tools to measure the specific usage. Specific programs such as intramurals, pool use or lounging, club sports, group fitness classes track their participants and set different goals than the overall facility.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:

yes increase research, sustainable dance, our very mission statement of the university and learning outcome for all undergraduate students includes sustainability goals and knowledge.


Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

please see below.


The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):

Strengthen the university’s commitment to stewardship, ethical sustainability, environmental justice and human resilience.

LMU strives to infuse sustainability into all campus decision-making processes in order to promote economic, social, spiritual and environmental well-being. The lens of sustainability provides a powerful vision for community engagement in initiatives of equity, spirituality and stewardship. Thus, the linking of our mission to environmental sustainability and resilience will be integrated into our curricular and co-curricular programs so that we can be a leader in best sustainable practices among universities and form new leaders in sustainable practices.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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