Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jarrett Smith
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
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University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jarrett Smith
Sustainability Officer
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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:

Consistent with other CU System campuses and with the State of Colorado's Climate Action Plan, the Task Force recommends the following goals for absolute GHG emissions reductions:

By 2020 - 20% decrease from baseline = 89,894 MT-CO2-e
By 2030 - 50% decrease from baseline = 56,020 MT-CO2-e
By 2050 - 80% reduction from baseline = 22,408 MT-CO2-e

These reduction goals are planned to be met in four phases. The majority of emphasis will be placed on meeting the most immediate goals through 2020, Phases 1 & 2. Later phases will be conceptualized as funding and technology allow. The phases are as follows:

Phase 1 (2010 - 2012): Fulfillment of the Governor's Executive Order on the Greening of State Government - 10% reduction in EUI, 20% reduction in paper use, 10% reduction in water consumption, 25% reduction in petroleum use and a 'zero-waste' goal for all construction and facility operations.
Phase 2 (2012 - 2020): Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Small-Scale Renewables - 20% reduction in GHG emissions
Phase 3 (2020 - 2030): Large-Scale Renewables - 50% decrease in GHG emissions
Phase 4 (2030 - 2050): New and Emerging Technologies - 80% reduction in GHG emissions

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

The University of Colorado Denver is working vigorously on a ten year plan to meet a 20% emissions reduction goal by 2020, including small-scale renewables, energy efficiency, and conservation. After this plan is more thoroughly developed, the university will look again at possible dates for climate neutrality but will stay focused on more immediate reduction goals.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

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

The Climate Action Plan Progress Report, January 15, 2012: http://rs.acupcc.org/progress/389/

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