Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.89
Liaison Charles Riley
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2011
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Oregon Institute of Technology
PAE-5: Climate Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carrie Wittmer
Sustainability Coordinator
Provost's 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:

OIT’s Klamath Falls campus will achieve climate neutrality through a combination of conservation and retrocommissioning projects suggested by the consulting firm, McKinstry, in a 2009 report prepared for the Oregon University System; innovative renewable energy projects such as a “large” geothermal power plant and a solar concentrating facility; purchase of offsets for travel-related and other unmitigated emissions; and curricular, co-curricular, research, and public engagement activities. Through these efforts, OIT will be a leader in sustainable technologies and carbon emission reduction strategies in Southern Oregon by reducing its own emissions and by providing its graduates with essential skills and first-hand experience to influence GHG emissions reductions at their future places of employment.

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

Short term goals include installation of a "small" geothermal power plant and a large-scale photovoltaic system. Additional efforts are being made to create on-campus carbon reduction projects through the sale of carbon reduction stickers.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

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