Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.28
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Notre Dame
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Geory Kurtzhals
Sr. Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

As the world's leading car-sharing network, Zipcar provides a variety of high-efficiency, low-cost cars on demand by the hour or by the day for students on campuses across the country, and encourages students to leave their cars at home during the school year. Zipcar maintains 3 vehicles on campus, each in locations also accessible to the general public. This provides a transportation option to those students who are unable to have a personal vehicle on campus or prefer to leave their cars at home as well as faculty & staff needing transport to and from campus as needed.

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

The University provides parking spaces for low-emission (LEV) vehicles in many campus parking lots. Designated spaces are marked with appropriate signage and are available to Notre Dame all students, staff, faculty, and retirees, and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

There are currently ten electric vehicle charging stations on campus. Seven of those stations are for use by the university fleet and the other two are available for use by the Notre Dame community. A $25 yearly permit is required to use the charging stations.

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

University of Notre Dame Asset Management office organizes local housing for Notre Dame employees and visiting faculty.
We manage a portfolio of on-campus apartments reserved for visiting faculty, nine newly-constructed 3-story row houses facing campus on Angela Boulevard, and off-campus single-family rental houses owned by the University in neighborhoods close to campus made available to full-time faculty and staff employees.
Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization: We facilitate revitalization efforts in the Northeast Neighborhood located immediately south of campus through a variety of different initiatives:
– Eddy Street Commons: A $200+ million mixed-use commercial and residential development of Kite Realty Group at the intersection of Angela Boulevard and Eddy Street, adjacent to campus.
– Notre Dame Avenue Housing Program: The opportunity for full-time faculty and staff employees to build new homes close to campus according to University guidelines.
Triangle Redevelopment: New single-family detached homes being developed by the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO) in conjunction with South Bend Heritage Foundation (SBHF).
Property Acquisitions: We acquire, on behalf of the University, properties located close to campus.

Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

All employees and students are given free access to the public bus system (TRANSPO).

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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