Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenny McNamara
Sustainability Manager
Campus Sustainability 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:

PSU’s goal is to neutralize carbon emissions by 2040. In order to achieve this goal, the CAP outlines long-range targets and near-term actions that align with the State goals found in OR HB 3543, the State mandates OR HB 3612 and EO98-07, and the City of Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan. In order to track performance and ensure PSU is making incremental steps towards carbon neutrality, near-term (one to three-year) actions and 2030 Targets have been identified for each of six sectors: Buildings, Materials, Travel, Commuting, Research and Education, and EcoDistrict Development.

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

The short-term goals are extensive in the six sectors. See the link to the CAP below for one and three year goals in each of the sectors.

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:
80% below 2008 levels by 2030 / Carbon Neutral by 2040

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Jan. 1, 2008

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:

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