Climate Action Plan - The Evergreen State College

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Carbon Neutrality by 2020

The Evergreen State College Carbon Neutrality by 2020 Climate Action Plan

The Evergreen State College

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Carbon Neutrality by 2020

Carbon Neutrality by 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Mitigation Strategic Plan

Report to the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment

September 2009

The Evergreen State College

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Carbon Neutrality by 2020

Table of Contents Executive Summary ....................................................................................................................5 Introduction ..............................................................................................................................15 About the College .....................................................................................................................17 Emissions Inventory ..................................................................................................................18 Mitigation and Remediation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions .......................................................22 2009 – 2011 Biennium ..............................................................................................................25 Solar Photo-voltaic renewable energy generation – 2009-10 ..................................................26 Sustainable Practices Fellowship – 2009-10 ..........................................................................27 Lab II Heat Recovery – 2009-10............................................................................................28 Steam Pipe Insulation – 2009-10 ...........................................................................................29 Energy Conservation Suite – 2009-10....................................................................................30 Need and Demand Based Control of Grounds and Stairwell Lighting – 2009-10 ................... 31 Eco-reps Volunteer Program – 2009-10 .................................................................................32 Environmentally Preferable (Green) Purchasing Program – 2009-10 .....................................34 Increase on-Campus composting – 2009-10...........................................................................35 Improve waste management and diversion – 2009-10 ............................................................38 Campus Activities Building Renovation to LEED Gold – 2009-10 ........................................40 College Fleet Replacement; Phase 1 – 2009-10 .....................................................................41 Re-purpose Lawns; Phase 1 – 2009-10 ..................................................................................42 On Campus Dorm Metering – 2010-11 ..................................................................................43 Upgrade Boiler Controls; Phase 1 – 2010-11 .........................................................................44 Dedicate a Boiler for Housing Service – 2010-11 ..................................................................45 Window weatherization – 2010-11 ........................................................................................46 Commute Trip Reduction Financial Incentive Strategies – 2009-11 .......................................47 2011 – 2013 Biennium ..............................................................................................................48 Door weatherization; Phase 1 – 2011-12................................................................................49 Upgrade Boiler Controls; Phase 2 – 2011-12 .........................................................................50 Bike rental program; including bikes and a paid mechanic – 2011-12 ....................................51 Expand ‘Passport’ Program to include Students – 2011-12 ....................................................52 Communications Building Renovation to LEED Silver – 2011-12..