2010 Climate Action Plan - University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan

2010 CLIMATE ACTION PLAN Full Report

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Research Teaching and Learning Campus Operations Partnering for change

Released: November 25, 2010 Read the Full and Summary versions of the Climate Action Plan at: www.ucalgary.ca/sustainability Front cover: University of Calgary’s LEED® Platinum Child Development Centre Photo credit: Robert Lemermeyer

Table of Contents Message from the President ................................................................................................................................................... ii Executive Summary .................................................................................................................................................................. i 1. Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 1 1.1. Document Context .................................................................................................................................................. 1 1.2. Greenhouse Gas Footprint ...................................................................................................................................... 1 1.3. Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goals ........................................................................................................... 2 2. Built Environment ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 2.1. Energy Supply .......................................................................................................................................................... 8 2.2. Building Energy Demand ....................................................................................................................................... 13 3. Outreach and Engagement ........................................................................................................................................... 21 4. Transportation .............................................................................................................................................................. 23 4.1. Commuting............................................................................................................................................................ 26 4.2. Institutionally Financed Travel (IFT) ...................................................................................................................... 34 4.3. Fleet ...................................................................................................................................................................... 38 5. Paper Purchasing and Organic Waste ........................................................................................................................... 45 5.1. Paper Purchasing................................................................................................................................................... 48 5.2. Organic Waste ....................................................................................................................................................... 50 6. Teaching, Research, and Service ................................................................................................................................... 55 6.1. Teaching ................................................................................................................................................................ 58 6.2. Research ................................................................................................................................................................ 62 6.3. Service .......................................................................................................................