Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Alan Burr
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

We completed an online survey of all faculty and staff in spring of 2017. The survey was administered to all 1070 faculty and staff. Each recipient could only respond once and responses were kept anonymous (we could not connect responses to individuals). We had a response rate of 40.93%.

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) 71
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 7.79
Vanpool or carpool 4.27
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 0.25
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 0
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

To achieve the above numbers, we calculated the following:
Total percentage of students (graduate and undergraduate) that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary means of transportation (0-100) = total minus students who always drive by themselves

All other modes are represented by "always" answer in survey.

Because we use the "always" response, our totals do not equal 100%- some respondents selected multiple "sometimes" and no "always"

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