Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-1: Air Travel Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ruben Avagyan
Campus Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have policies and/or programs in place to reduce emissions from air travel?:

A brief description of the policies and/or programs:

University Policy 5505 (Revision 2, February 28, 2011) was issued “to consider energy/water use and waste reduction in the design and operation of university facilities in the most economical and environmentally friendly manner possible, educate the university community on the use of energy/water and waste reduction, and consider energy/water usage and waste reduction in purchasing decisions, transportation, and travel. Section 3.4 Transportation and Travel states:

“The university shall strive to increase fuel efficiency for transportation and reduce energy consumption for travel. Specific recommendations include...#7. Promote the use of video conferencing and conference calls in lieu of in-person meetings.”

The website URL where information about the policies and/or programs is available:

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