Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Richmond
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Megan Zanella-Litke
Sustainability Coordinator
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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:

In the long term, the University plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from the 2008 baseline by 2020. The University is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050. Moving into the future, the University will continue to evaluate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies as those technologies evolve.

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

The climate plan's short-term goals are to increase awareness and education on campus about sustainability goals while evaluating cost-effective energy efficiency technologies. In the next few years, the University is planning to move away from the use of coal entirely. The University is taking steps to maximize the efficiency of the fleet and provide alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle travel, so that transportation vehicles are as sustainable as possible.

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:
1, 2, & 3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
20% from 2008 levels

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:

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Dec. 31, 2020

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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