Climate Action Plan - UCLA Sustainability

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Climate Action Plan                                             

December 2008   

 

Acknowledgements    Primary Authors:  Tracy Dudman, Senior Planner, Capital Programs  Renee Fortier, Director, Transportation   David Johnson, Director, Energy Services and Utilities  David Karwaski, Planning and Policy Manager, Transportation   Nurit Katz, Sustainability Coordinator  Tova Lelah, Assistant Director, Capital Programs  J. Cully Nordby, Chair, Campus Sustainability Committee  Jack Powazek, Associate Vice Chancellor, General Services  Robert Striff, Energy Manager, Energy Services and Utilities    Other Contributors:  Peter Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Housing & Hospitality Services  Robert Gilbert, Sustainability Coordinator, Housing & Hospitality Services  Bill Propst, Director, Purchasing  Michael Swords, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research  Paul Bunje, Executive Director, Center for Climate Solutions    Reviewed by the Campus Sustainability Committee:  Chair: J. Cully Nordby, Academic Director, Institute of the Environment    Students:  Alisa Ahmadian, Undergraduate student  Michelle Hashemi, Graduate student  Juan Matute, Graduate student  Kim Sanders, Undergraduate student    Faculty:  Richard Ambrose, Director, Environmental Science & Engineering  Francesco Chiappelli, Professor, Division of Oral Biology & Medicine  Carl Maida, Adjunct Professor, School of Dentistry  Thomas B. Smith, Acting Director, Institute of the Environment  Blair Van Valkenburgh, Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology    Staff:     Peter Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Housing & Hospitality Services  April De Stefano, Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Women  Robert Gilbert, Sustainability Coordinator, Housing & Hospitality Services  Nurit Katz, Sustainability Coordinator  Tova Lelah, Assistant Director, Campus and Environmental Planning  Lawrence Lokman, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Communications  Antoinette Mongelli, Assistant Chancellor  Jack Powazek, Associate Vice Chancellor, General Services  Bill Propst, Director, Purchasing  Sue Santon, Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Programs  Michael Stone, Executive Director, Marketing & Communication Services  Pam Viele, Interim Executive Director, Student Development  Robert Williams, Executive Director, ASUCLA    Committee Staff: Andrew Bray, Graduate Student Researcher 

 

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December 18, 2008

Dear Friends of UCLA: Thank you for your interest in sustainability at UCLA. This Climate Action Plan is a major step in UCLA’s commitment to addressing global climate change and sustainability. The plan describes how UCLA will meet the University of California’s policy targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels by 2014 and 1990 levels by 2020. Through early actions in energy efficiency and transportation, UCLA has added more than 30 percent to campus building square footage without significantly increasing greenhouse gas emissions. This strong foundation of energy conservation will enable us to set a more aggressive goal and meet both targets by 2012. This plan also outlines how UCLA will reduce its emissions through stationary and mobile source emissions reductions initiatives, such as lighting and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) retrofits and commute reduction strategies, and it also highlights some of our academic and research initiatives. As an institution of higher education, our contribution to solving the global climate crisis goes beyond addressing our own operations. We are educating students to become leade