Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.52
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Calgary
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The Climate Action Plan identifies viable actions for reducing the university’s operation greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2015, 60% by 2020, and 80% by 2050 (from a 2008 baseline).

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

- Retrofitting the central heating and cooling plant to cogeneration/combined heating and power technology.
- Complete building performance audits and implement energy efficiency retrofits in seven buildings on campus
- Implement an ongoing re-commissioning program to optimize energy performance in buildings not slated for major capital upgrades.
- Implement stringent energy performance targets for new building design and construction
- Implement energy efficiency measures in data center and at desktop computing devices.
- Develop a strategic transportation demand management plan and improved tracking for commuting and institutionally financed travel.

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, and 2 emissions are included in the inventory. The scope 3 emissions that are included are commuting, insititutionally financed travel, solid waste, paper, waste water, study abroad travel and reductions.

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

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

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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