Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Fletcher Alexander
Sustainability Programs Manager
Institute for Sustainable Development
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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:

Acheive institution-wide net climate neutrality by the year 2030.

The University is committed to creating an implementation plan for the 2020-2030 decade in the year 2018. This plan will outline strategies and identify potential projects to achieve climate neutrality by the 2030 target date.

Energy Sector Strategies:

Expand server virtualization

Further goal of reducing electircal consumption utilizing real-time

Implement Investment Grade Energy Audit recommendations as feasible

Building restriction or closure on evenings and weekends

Transportation Sector Strategies:

Continue to reduce single-occupancy vehicle traffic to campus

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

Reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, equivalent to a 40% decrease from 'Business as Usual' emissions projections for that year.

Energy Sector Strategies:

Select an electrical services provider that provides a more climate-friendly power content label (grid mix)

Retrofit lighting systems in 15 campus buildings

Upgrade HVAC, boiler-chiller, and air handler efficiency

Retrofit domestic H2O booster pump in Housing

Install PowerSave power management software

Implement server virtualization

Transportation Sector Strategies:

Reduce single-occupancy vehicle traffic to campus

University-sponsored travel education

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:
Scopes 1, 2 &3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
Net Zero Emissions

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Jan. 1, 2006

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
35,803 MtCO2e

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Dec. 31, 2030

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

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