|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
University of Puget Sound
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
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 long-term goal of our Climate Action Plan submitted to the ACUPCC in 2010 is to be carbon neutral by 2025. Some long-term objectives include moving away from older, inefficient food production equipment by replacing it with new energy efficient electric and/or gas systems. We also will be conducting comprehensive energy audits during 2012 to guide decisions improving electrical and natural gas use efficiencies (and carbon footprint). University transportation coordinators are establishing a strategic plan to reduce single occupancy vehicles on campus supported by government grant funds. We also are investigating more comprehensive campus composting.
A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:
The primary climate short-term goal is conducting 2012 updated, comprehensive energy audits and systems reviews. We will use findings to identify and prioritize next major facilities climate measures and goals. An additional short-term goal is converting the campus fleet from gas golf carts to electrical golf carts.
Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
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