Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenny Taylor
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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:

Long-term goals for GHG reduction focus on the implementation of on-site co-generation and renewable technologies.

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

PLU plans to implement low- or no-cost projects on carbon emission and energy use reduction strategies. These measures include retro-commissioning and savings resulting from operations consolidated to reduce run times during partial use periods, i.e., weekends and summertime.

Also, significantly reducing carbon emissions with conservation projects that require capital investment is another strategy to mitigate GHG emissions. These measures include implementation of energy conservation measures such as controls, variable frequency drives, lighting retrofits, new equipment, etc.

Finally, the purchasing of carbon offsets are a way to mitigate carbon production.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

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

Information collection from the PLU 2011 GHG Inventory Report.

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