Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 26.64
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2014
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South Seattle College
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian Siadak
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the Vice Chancellor
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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:

In 2009, the Legislature and Governor adopted the State Agency Climate Leadership Act (Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5560 – Chapter 519, Laws of 2009). The Act committed state agencies to lead by example in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to:
• 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.
• 36 percent below 2005 by 2035.
• 57.5 percent below 2005 levels (or 70 percent below the expected state government emissions that year, whichever amount is greater.)

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

Short-term goals primarily focus on reduced energy use by improved energy monitoring and management systems. Building level metering for all utilities and connecting all meters to a central energy management and analysis system is a top 2 year priority. LEED Silver certification for all new construction is another short term strategy, as well as making all campus vehicles electric and switching two road vehicles to electric.

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:
Scope 1,2

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
15 percent by 2020

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Jan. 1, 2005

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
15,003 MTCO2e

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Jan. 1, 2020

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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