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The University of Vermont seeks to reduce its environmental impact from transportation, by encouraging faculty, staff, and students to use alternative modes of transportation to get to and from campus.  This includes providing free CCTA public transit access to all full-time students, providing bike racks and showers on campus, providing an on-campus shuttle bus, and having a planning policy to construct buildings on parking lots.

All first year students at UVM are required to live on campus in residence halls and are discouraged from bringing their cars to campus.  There are also many incentives and carpool programs available through UVM's Transportation & Parking Services for faculty and staff to share rides to work.  Finally, UVM supports alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet and encourages car sharing.  There are 2 Toyota Prius vehicles located on campus, courtesy of CarShare Vermont, for the UVM population to use.

 

OP Credit 14: Campus Fleet (0.12/2)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Credit 14 recognizes institutions that support alternative fuel in their campus fleet. UVM has nine busses fueled by compressed natural gas, one diesel-electric hybrid vehicle, and two vehicles fueled by 100% electric power. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by having all vehicles in their fleets use alternative fuel and/or power. UVM would receive .12 out of 2 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Jim Barr, Director
UVM Transportation and Parking Services
 
 

OP Credit 15: Student Commute Modal Split (3.28/4)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Credit 15 recognizes institutions where students sustainably commute to and from campus. UVM Campus Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) tracks student commuter options based on student surveys and polls. 82% of UVM students utilize sustainable commuting options. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by having all students use alternative modes of transportation. UVM would receive 3.28 out of 4 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Katie Martin, Program and Outreach Manager 
CATMA 
 
Supporting Documents:

OP Credit 16: Employee Commute Modal Split (1.41/3)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Credit 16 recognizes institutions where employees sustainable commute to and from campus. UVM Campus Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) tracks employee commuter options based on employee surveys and polls. About 47% of UVM employees utilize sustainable commuting options. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by having all faculty, staff, and administrators use alternative modes of transportation. UVM would receive 1.41 out of 3 points for this credit.

Contact of Responsible Party:
Gioia Thompson, Director
UVM Office of Sustainability
 

Tier Two Credits

Credit 1: Bicycle Sharing (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 1 recognizes institutions that have a bicycle sharing program. In 2011 the UVM Bike Users Group (BUG) started a bike sharing program with stations at Trinity Campus, the Davis Center, and at Redstone campus. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by having or participating in a local bike sharing program. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Katie Martin, Program and Outreach Manager
CATMA
Supporting Documents:

Credit 2: Facilities for Bicyclists (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 2 recognizes institutions that have facilities for bicyclists. At UVM bike storage is available in some residence halls on campus. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by having indoor bike storage, shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters in at least one building on campus. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Katie Martin, Program and Outreach Manager
CATMA
 

Credit 3: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (0/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 3 recognizes institutions that have developed bicycle and pedestrian friendly campus plants. UVM is currently in the process of creating and fine-tuning a master bike plan. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by developing a plan to make the campus more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. UVM would receive 0 out of .25 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Katie Martin, Program and Outreach Manager
CATMA
 

Credit 4: Mass Transit Programs (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 4 recognizes institutions that offer transit passes. UVM provides free unlimited access bus passes for faculty, staff and students. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by offering free or reduced price transit passes and/or operating a free campus shuttle for its community members. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit.

Contact of Responsible Party:
Jim Barr, Director
UVM Transportation and Parking Services
 
 

Credit 5: Condensed Work Week (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 5 recognizes institutions that offer condensed employee work weeks. UVM allows department heads to offer a flexible work week to employees. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by offering a condensed work week option for at least some employees. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit.

Contact of Responsible Party:
Barbara Johnson, Associate Vice President 
UVM Human Resources
 

Credit 6: Telecommuting (0/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 6 recognizes institutions that offer telecommuting. Although UVM does not have a formal telecommuting program, UVM allow its employees to work from home under extraordinary circumstances. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by offering a telecommuting program for all employees. UVM would receive 0 out of .25 points for this credit.

Contact of Responsible Party:
Barbara Johnson, Associate Vice President
UVM Human Resources
 

Credit 7: Carpool/Van Matching (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 7 recognizes institutions that have carpool programs. UVM offers a carpool matching program for full-time faculty and staff. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by participating in a carpool/vanpool matching program. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit.

Contact of Responsible Party:
Jim Barr, Director
UVM Transportation and Parking Services
 
 

Credit 8: Cash-out of Parking (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 8 recognizes institutions that provide financial compensation to employees who do not drive to work. At UVM the cost of parking spaces provides incentives for people to walk, bike and take the bus. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by allowing commuters to cash out of parking spaces. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Jim Barr, Director
UVM Transportation and Parking Services
 
 
 

Credit 9: Carpool Discount (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 9 recognizes institutions that offer discounts for carpooling. UVM has four categories of parking permits, two of which offer discounts for carpooling. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by offering reduced parking fees for car and van poolers. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Jim Barr, Director
UVM Transportation and Parking Services
 
 
 

Credit 10: Local Housing (0/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 10 recognizes institutions that incentivize local housing for employees. Although UVM does not have any programs to encourage employees to live close to campus, UVM has many local housing options available. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by offering programs or incentives for employees to live close to campus. UVM would receive 0 out of .25 points for this credit

Contact of Responsible Party:

Residential Life, ResLife
Department of Residential Life

Credit 11: Prohibiting Idling (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 11 recognizes institutions that prohibit idling. UVM is part of a Burlington ordinance which states that no resident can idle for more than three minutes. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by adopting of being part of a policy that prohibits idling. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit

Contact of Responsible Party:
Jim Barr, Director
UVM Transportation and Parking Services
 
 

Credit 12: Car Sharing (0.25/0.25)

Description of credit:

STARS Operation Tier Two Credit 12 recognizes institutions that participate in car sharing. UVM has partnered with CarShare Vermont to provide two vehicles on campus for employee and student use. Based on the STARS calculations institutions earn maximum points for this credit by participating in a commercial or institution-run car sharing program. UVM would receive .25 out of .25 points for this credit. 

Contact of Responsible Party:
Katie Martin, Program and Outreach Manager
CATMA