Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution have a plan to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

By 2010, arrest the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
By 2015, achieve greenhouse gas levels that are 5 percent below 1990 levels.
By 2020, achieve greenhouse gas levels that are 10 percent below 1990 levels.
By 2050, achieve climate neutrality.


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

SOU proposes to reduce its Scope 1 emissions from 4,470 t CO2e in FY2008 to 3,886 t CO2 e in 2015.
SOU proposes to reduce its Scope 2 emissions from 4,780 t CO2e in FY2008 to 4,360 t CO2 e in 2015.
SOU proposes to reduce its Scope 3 emissions from 3,997 t CO2e in FY2008 to 3,778 t CO2 e in 2015.
SOU will implement retro-commissioning, operations consolidation, and energy conservation projects over the next five years (2010-2015). These projects provide the best opportunities for cost-effective implementation, generate immediate savings and carbon reductions, and will improve operations and improve building occupant comfort.


Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
2,010

An indication of whether institution has made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year:
Yes

List which emissions (scope 1, 2, and/or 3) are included in its GHG emissions commitment:
scope 1, 2, and 3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
100%

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
June 30, 2008

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
6,036 metric tons of CO2e

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
June 30, 2050

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

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