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Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
PAE-5: Climate Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
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 UIC Climate Action Plan is a strategic document that outlines specific mitigation strategies to reduce
UIC’s greenhouse gas emissions from 2004 levels by 40% in 2030 and by at least 80% in 2050, without
accounting for offsets. This long-term plan will be evolving and will require updates based upon
available technologies, new regulations and political administrations, the economy, behavioral changes
and institutional factors.

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

- Meter 70% of square footage of state buildings (80% of energy consumption)
- Institute a shadow billing program
- Continue lighting upgrades
- HVAC upgrades
- Improve building envelopes by replacing antiquated windows and improving usage of revolving doors
- Engage in energy performance contracting
- Conserve water
- Establish green building standards
- Utilize green and reflective roofs
- Run energy conservation compaign
- Install solar panels on Douglas Hall
- Utilize geothermal heating and cooling
- Purchase electricity from renewable electricity provider at least 10% by 2015 and 25% by 2025
- Expand transite incentives
- Make walking and biking easier (increase by 30%)
- Institute car sharing/car pool program
- Improve fleet efficiency
- Reduce business travel
- Reduce idling
- Improve grounds operations - capture stormwater, reduce/eliminate irrigation, use native species, develop tree care plan, integrated pest management
- Increase recycling by 15% by December 2010 (completed)
- Compost
- Sustainable food purchases and biodegradable packaging
- Convert vegetable oil to biodiesel
- Improve property management interface
- Expand waste minimization
- Recycle construction debris
- Implement employment strategies
- Implement purchasing policies

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

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

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