Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Camille Kirk
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of California, Davis
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The UC Davis 2009-2010 Climate Action Plan, in accordance with the UC Sustainable Practices Policy, calls for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and achieving climate neutrality as soon as feasible. 1990 levels are estimated to be approximately 142,200 MTCO2e from operations and 44,400 MTCO2e from commuting and business travel. UC Davis articulated a target year for neutrality of 2050 in the January 2012 ACUPCC Progress Report.


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

UC Davis is already meeting the UC Sustainable Practices Policy goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels by 2014. 2000 levels are estimated to be approximately 245,800 MTCO2e from operations and 48,800 MTCO2e from commuting and business travel. The UC Davis 2009-2010 Climate Action Plan articulates a 2014 challenge goal of 210,000 MTCO2e.


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:
Scopes 1, 2 and 3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
To meet the 2014 challenge goal target, the reduction percentage from 2008 emissions is about 12 percent for operations emissions. To meet the 2020 target, the reduction percentage from 2008 emissions is about 45 percent for operations emissions.

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:
Approximately 239,000 MT CO2e for operations and approximately 59,000 MTCO2e for commuting and business travel.

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Dec. 31, 2014

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

There are multiple target years included in its GHG emissions: 2014, 2020, and 2050.

UC Davis is already meeting a policy requirement target for 2014 of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels. UC Davis has reduced total annual GHG emissions since 2000. In 2000, GHG emissions totaled 245,800 MTCO2e. In 2009, GHG emissions totaled 234,800 MTCO2e, a 4.5% decline. This decline is due to several factors: 1) the purchased electricity supply has included more renewable energy sourcing since 2000; 2) the campus has devoted significant effort towards energy conservation retrofits and recommissioning; 3) the campus has been able to reduce the amount of natural gas burned in a cogeneration plant.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.