Implementation Profile for University of Maryland Baltimore County
Submitted on November 20, 2007; last updated on September 15, 2010
|Basic Carnegie Classification||RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)|
|Community Setting||Urban fringe of large city|
|USDOE Climate Zone||3|
|Current President or Chancellor's Name||Freeman A Hrabowski|
|Current President or Chancellor's Title||President|
|Main Web Site||http://www.umbc.edu|
|Sustainability Web Site||http://www.umbc.edu/sustainability|
|Implementation Liaison's Name||Lynne C Schaefer|
|Implementation Liaison's Title||Vice President Administration and Finance|
|Implementation Liaison's Department||Administration and Finance|
|Format of Structure||Task Force|
|Number of Individuals in Structure||22|
|Stakeholder Groups Represented||Board, Community Leaders, Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff, Alumni|
|Description||The President appointed two co-chairs who then solicited nominations for members from various campus groups including faculty, staff, and students. The membership includes several individuals who have been actively involved in sustainability efforts on campus. A task force charter has been developed that specifies the responsibilities of the task force. These responsibilities coincide with the ACUPCC.|
1. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
Yes: We have established a policy to design and build all new buildings and major renovations to the LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
Yes: We encourage and promote the purchase of ENERGY STAR products (appliances, lighting, PCs, etc.).
3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
No: Potential reduction to air travel as well as offsets are topics for future consideration.
4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
Yes: We are studying campus transportation patterns, bus/shuttle routes, parking demand, pathways, and signage. We are using the study findings and campus input to improve utilization of our existing shuttle services, public transportation, car pools, and way-finding.
5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.
Yes: We are getting 20% of our purchased electricity from renewable resources.
6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.
No: No information provided.
7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.
Yes: We have a comprehensive recycling program and have particated in RecycleMania since 2007. We have implemented an expansion in glass, paper, cardboard, and plastic recycling to key areas on campus. We are donating old athletic equipment, furniture, and electronics to to non-profits looking for such equipment.