ACUPCC Reporting System

Implementation Profile for Bard College

Submitted on May 28, 2008; last updated on December 13, 2011

Institution Information

Basic Carnegie Classification Bac/A&S: Baccalaureate Colleges Arts & Sciences
Control Private not-for-profit
Location Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Community Setting Rural
USDOE Climate Zone 5
Current President or Chancellor's Name Leon Botstein
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website
Sustainability Website

Implementation Structure

Implementation Liaison's Name Laurie B Husted
Implementation Liaison's Title Sustainability Coordinator
Implementation Liaison's Department Physical Plant
Format of Structure Other
Number of Individuals in Structure 6-10
Stakeholder Groups Represented Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff
Description Faculty and staff members of the Commission were appointed by the VP for Administration. The student representatives were elected by the student body.

Tangible Actions

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 are working on a LEED equivalent standard

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 have signed the agreement to be an EPA Energy Star Partner and are continue to communicate this standard for purchasing to faculty, staff and students.

3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.

No: No information provided.

4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.

Yes: We provide a free shuttle on and off campus. We hope to provide a second hybrid diesel electric shuttle for exclusive use on campus as part of our DOE Clean Cities grant.

5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.

No: No information provided.

6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.

Yes: This is done by a student group.

7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.

Yes: No information provided.