Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.85
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 8, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Whitman College
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 2.00 Brandon Bishop
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
25.20

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:

Faculty and staff commuting data were drawn from a survey done in April 2012. 41 faculty,of 205 responded, for a response rate of 20%. Of staff, 101 of 292 responded - a 34.6% response rate. Staff and faculty presented different commuting profiles, most likely stemming from work patterns and distance from campus. Staff lived an average of 3 miles from campus, whereas faculty lived only 1.1 miles from campus. Both staff and faculty had a similar average number of trips per week: 13.6 for faculty, and 15.2 for staff. Of these total 25.2% responded they did not utilize a car when commuting to campus.


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) ---
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 25.20
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation ---
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

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