Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.67
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.42 / 2.00 Mark Lichtenstein
Executive Director of Sustainability
Energy and Sustainability
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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:

Data was collected from a spring 2016 ESF Commuter Survey. The survey used to collect this data asked employees about commuting activity in warmer months versus colder months. Based on average yearly temperature, Syracuse has four cold months (Jan., Feb., March, and Dec.) and eight warm months (April, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov). The survey asked employees if they worked during the summer. 76% of employees said "yes" and 24% said "no." The numbers reported are the result of the weighted average accounting for warm months, cold months, and employees who work year-round (12 months) versus only during the academic year (nine months).

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 13
Vanpool or carpool 7
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 1
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

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