Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Boulder
Tier2-10: Local Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristin Epley
Facilities Management Administration
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Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs:

Family Housing provides on-campus housing to faculty and staff at rates well below the existing housing market available within commuting distance of the campus. These exceptional rates offered by Housing and Dining Services are especially significant given the extremely high cost of housing within and surrounding Boulder.

All faculty and staff are provided with an Eco Pass to use the regional bus system and light rail service at little or no charge to the individual. Many faculty and staff consciously choose housing based on bus routes and schedules because of the "free" ride and easy access; ensuring that they will be near a bus route that provides adequate service to meet their need to travel to and from work within a reasonable amount of time and on their schedule.

The university, Boulder and Boulder County continue to consistently and constantly improve bicycle facilities. The availability of bike facilities that are safe and convenient creates an incentive for staff and faculty to make housing choices that will allow them to utilize these facilities.

Below market Family Housing rates, an Eco Pass and excellent bicycle facilities combine to provide a wide range of incentives encouraging employees to live close to campus. Success at encouraging employees to live close to campus can be measured when reviewing employee modal split data and comparing these amounts with other employers and higher education institutions.

The website URL where information about the incentives or programs is available:

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