Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.57
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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Agnes Scott College
PAE-5: Climate Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ashley Fournier
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a plan to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief summary of the climate plan’s long-term goals:

Agnes Scott College has set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2037. In order to reach this goal the college has developed a strategy that will consist of three phases. The first phase will use methods and strategies to reach short term goals that will continually move the college closer to the larger goal of carbon neutrality. Phase two strategies will incorporate renewable energy technologies. Phase three strategies will focus on purchase of green power and renewable energy credits or carbon offsets.

A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:

In order to set reduction goals for the college's first Climate Action Plan (CAP), Agnes Scott's Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) agreed to three phases of action.
Agnes Scott College has set percentage reduction goals for Scope 1,2,& 3 emissions until 2037.

The following are the emission-reduction targets relative to baseline emissions in 2008:

•44% reduction by 2014
•59% reduction by 2019
•74% reduction by 2024
•84% reduction by 2029
•94% reduction by 2034
•100% reduction by 2037

The short term goals will be achieved by implementing the Phase one strategies for carbon neutrality.
Phase one strategies include: 1) energy conservation through behavioral change, education and incentives; 2) energy efficiency through mechanical retrofitting and deferred maintenance programs; 3) design, renovation, and construction of efficient buildings; 4) alternative transportation programs for commuters; and 5) reduction of waste to landfills through green purchasing, recycling, and composting.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:

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