Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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 University of Maryland’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a 40‐year strategic plan for how the campus will become carbon neutral by 2050, which is the plan's overarching long-term goal.

There are 13 long-term goals under the Administrative Policies category, 13 goals in the Power and Operations category, 15 goals under the Transportation category, 2 goals under the Solid Waste category, and 9 goals under the Education and Research category. The full plan includes tables summarizing these long-term goals and the strategies UMD will use to reach them. The plan is available online at http://rs.acupcc.org/site_media/uploads/cap/278-cap.pdf

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

In the short-term, the plan set the following targets:
15 percent reduction compared to 2005 GHG emissions by 2012; 25 percent reduction compared to 2005 GHG emissions by 2015; 50 percent reduction compared to 2005 GHG emissions by 2020.

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, 2 and 3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
July 1, 2004

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Jan. 1, 2050

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

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