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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date July 29, 2013
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Rochester Institute of Technology
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Does the institution have a plan to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

The University will focus its efforts on conservation through infrastructure upgrades, behavior change, and waste reduction. Renewable energy will be installed where feasible and cost effective. Offsets may be utilized once all other options have been explored.


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

Critical areas of campus operations affecting sustainability and GHG production were identified recognizing Facility Operations, Purchasing, Transportation, Food Service, Recycling, and Grounds Maintenance as key sectors on the road to zero-emission campus. Each of these sectors of operation has been thoroughly analyzed and “templates for action” completed with objectives, suggestions for actions, and list of deliverables needed to properly execute CAP were developed.


Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
2,011

An indication of whether institution has made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year:
Yes

List which emissions (scope 1, 2, and/or 3) are included in its GHG emissions commitment:
Scope 1, 2 and 3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
Carbon neutrality by 2030

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Jan. 1, 2009

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
85,637 metric tons of CO2e

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Jan. 1, 2030

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.