Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Madeline Schuh
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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University of Pennsylvania
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Madeline Schuh
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities and Real Estate Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
10700000000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
299 Acres

Locale:
Large city

IECC climate zone:
4 - Mixed

Gross floor area of building space:
15864661 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
3622403 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
221225 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
0 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :
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University of Pennsylvania Endowment Overview
http://reader.mediawiremobile.com/UPenn/issues/110124/viewer?page=21

http://www.upenn.edu/about/facts

The University has not calculated the floor area of energy intensive space for this submission and thus has entered 0 square feet for the value.

The University of Pennsylvania is a major research institution, with over 3,000 degrees granted annually from twelve professional and academic schools at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate levels. Penn is committed to teaching environmental sustainability, with a goal to make climate change and sustainability part of the curriculum and educational experience available to all Penn students. (Penn's 2009 "Climate Action Plan".). This submission documents Penn's efforts during the FY17 year and compares them to the FY14 baseline year which corresponds with the University's "Climate Action Plan. 2.0". The submission relies on information related to the main, academic, West Philadelphia campus, but to more fully document efforts across the Penn system, information related to the Morris Arboretum and New Bolton has also been included and noted as outside the boundary in descriptions. The information is used to enrich examples of University efforts and is not intended to be the primary justification for credits. The responses for each of the questions and sub-questions are drawn from University materials, both internal and public documents. Each section notes the website where the information can be found.

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