Climate Committee Updates

Climate Action Plan for the First Five Years (FY 2010/11 FY 2014/15)

The committe is moving forward on the first year. The most significant step was the hire of the energy manager, Michelle Jones, in July. Michelle hit the ground running and has been working on energy audits in buildings across campus, and working with electricians and heating/ventilating/air conditioning (HVAC) mechanics to look at opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades and conservation measures. Michelle is also working to renegotiate our energy contracts, which will save us significant dollars. 

Susan Swensen in Bio and her student conducted the most recent greenhouse gas emissions inventory, we had dropped almost 6% over the prior year, which is more than double the 2.5% annual reduction goal. So, we're making significant progress. Here is the  climate action plan for the first five years.

Download Climate Action Plan for the First Five Years (FY 2010/11 FY 2014/15)
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