Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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Auburn University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matthew Williams
Program Manager, Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Climate neutrality by 2050 is the ultimate goal. This will be achieved through reduction or mitigation of 100% of scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions from 2008 levels for core campus.

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

Initial reductions targets are set at 10% reduction by 2015 (compared to 2008 baseline) for the following emissions categories:
- purchased electricity
- on-campus stationary combustion (heating)
- commuting
- campus funded travel
- campus fleet

In 2015, the campus community will evaluate the targets, and establish additional interim targets to create checkpoints leading to the neutrality goal in 2050.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

An indication of whether institution has made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year:

List which emissions (scope 1, 2, and/or 3) are included in its GHG emissions commitment:
Scope 1, 2, and 3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Sept. 30, 2008

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
212,259 MtCO2e

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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