Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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University of Utah
PAE-5: Climate Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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 Utah recognizes the need for an aggressive target for climate neutrality. By creating a reduction target of climate neutrality by 2050, the University of Utah assumes that the Carbon Neutrality Action Plan will be regularly re-evaluated and that goals will be readjusted as necessary. . . . Consequently, the minimum goals to be achieved are real reductions of 25 percent by 2020 and 50 percent by 2030, with the optimal goal of 50 percent reductions by 2020."--quoted from pg. 50 of the Energy and Environmental Stewardship Initiative: 2010 Climate Action Plan

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

"Create energy efficient data center(s) and consolidate facilities where appropriate"; "Work with the Council of Academic Deans to
develop and implement a Sustainability Certificate" ;"Create a University Professorship in Sustainability";" Implement a comprehensive commissioning
program for both new construction and retro-commissioning for existing buildings. . . ."--quoted from the Climate Action Plan. These are only a sampling of roughly two-dozen near-term goals listed in the plan.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

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

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