Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Bryan McLaren
NAU Sustainability Coordinator
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:

Northern Arizona University has set a long-term goal to be carbon neutral by the year 2020. This goal includes updating the university emissions inventory, reducing the carbon footprint back to 2000 levels by the year 2014, reducing the carbon footprint back to 1990 levels by 2018, and being completely carbon neutral by 2020. NAU has also committed to all new construction being built to LEED Silver standards, and all appliance purchases being ENERY STAR certified.

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

The plan also has short term goals to:
1. Return to 2000 carbon levels by 2014.
2. Return to 1990 carbon levels by 2018.
3. Achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.

In addition, the plan outlines goals in the areas of academics, research, energy and climate change, operations, procurement, recycling and waste minimization, transportation, and water. Each of these areas are evaluated annually by the environmental caucus to ensure that progress is being made in each area and the aforementioned short-term carbon footprint goals are achieved.

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:

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

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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