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MEETING AGENDA 1-21-10. Welcome and Introductions- Working Group Chair Where We Are/Where We Are Going- Lindsay Batchelor GHG Inventory and CAP Overview- Lindsay Batchelor /Jeff Hightower Approach and Goals of the CAP Project- John Carter, AEI GHG Impact for Focus Area- John Carter, AEI

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Meeting agenda 1 21 10

MEETING AGENDA 1-21-10

  • Welcome and Introductions- Working Group Chair

  • Where We Are/Where We Are Going- Lindsay Batchelor

  • GHG Inventory and CAP Overview- Lindsay Batchelor/Jeff Hightower

  • Approach and Goals of the CAP Project- John Carter, AEI

  • GHG Impact for Focus Area- John Carter, AEI

  • List Development- All

  • Next Steps- Lindsay


Update on planning progress

UPDATE ON PLANNING PROGRESS


Sustainability strategic plan

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIC PLAN

Climate Action Plan

Energy & Water

Land Use

Buildings

Materials & Purchasing

Transportation

Academics & Research

Waste Reduction & Recycling


Climate impact at nc state university

CLIMATE IMPACT AT NC STATE UNIVERSITY


American college and university presidents climate commitment

AMERICAN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS CLIMATE COMMITMENT

  • Addresses global warming through a commitment to work towards climate neutrality

  • Co-organized by AASHE, ecoAmerica and Second Nature

  • Over 650 signatories nation-wide

  • NC State signed the ACUPCC in 2008


Requirements of the acupcc

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ACUPCC

  • Within two months of signing this document, create institutional structures to guide the development and implementation of the plan

  • Within one year complete a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and update the inventory every other year thereafter

  • Within two years of signing this document, develop an institutional action plan for becoming climate neutral

  • Initiate two or more tangible actions to reduce greenhouse gases while the more comprehensive plan is being developed

  • Make the action plan, inventory, and periodic progress reports publicly available

Source- http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/html/commitment.php


Nc state university s tangible actions

NC STATE UNIVERSITY’S TANGIBLE ACTIONS

  • U.S Green Building Council’s LEED Silver Standard or equivalent

  • U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Partner

  • Provide access to public transportation


What is a ghg emissions inventory

WHAT IS A GHG EMISSIONS INVENTORY?

For the purposes of the ACUPCC, a GHG inventory quantifies your campus “carbon footprint” in terms of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year (MTeCO2/yr)


Nc state ghg emissions inventory

NC STATE GHG EMISSIONS INVENTORY

  • WHO: Jeff Hightower- Director of Utilities Infrastructure for Facilities Operations and student interns

  • WHEN: Time Frame- Data from both 2008 calendar year and 2007/2008 Fiscal Year

  • WHERE: Boundaries- Main Campus, Centennial Campus, Centennial Biomedical Campus and some satellite offices

  • HOW: Calculators- Clean Air, Cool Planet; Climate Registry; EPA; Atmosfair


Ghg emissions inventory scopes

GHG EMISSIONS INVENTORY- SCOPES


Ghg emissions inventory 2008

GHG EMISSIONS INVENTORY- 2008


Climate action planning

CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING


What is a climate action plan

WHAT IS A CLIMATE ACTION PLAN?

  • A comprehensive plan including a target date and interim milestones for how NC State will reach climate neutrality

  • Will include the following sections:

    • Introduction

    • Campus Emissions

    • Mitigation Strategies

    • Educational, Research and Community Outreach Efforts

    • Financing

    • Tracking Progress


The carbon management hierarchy

THE CARBON MANAGEMENT HIERARCHY

Avoid carbon-intensive activities (and rethink business strategy)

Avoid

Do whatever you do more efficiently

Reduce

Replace high-carbon energy sources with low-carbon energy ones

Replace

Offset

Offset those emissions that cannot be eliminated by the above

Modified Version from “Getting to Zero: Defining Corporate Carbon Neutrality” by Clean Air – Cool Planet


Stabilization triangle pacala socolow

STABILIZATION TRIANGLE (PACALA-SOCOLOW)

Graph from the Princeton Environmental Institute’s “Stabilization Wedges: A Concept and Game”


Stabilization wedges pacala socolow

STABILIZATION WEDGES (PACALA-SOCOLOW)

Graph from the Princeton Environmental Institute’s “Stabilization Wedges: A Concept and Game”


Actual example duke university

ACTUAL EXAMPLE – DUKE UNIVERSITY


Climate action plan

Traditional valuation

Climate Action Plan


Climate action plan1

Value when GHG has a price

Climate Action Plan


Cap wedge groups

CAP WEDGE GROUPS

  • Green Development (campus growth, new buildings)

  • Energy Conservation (existing buildings)

  • Fuel Mix and Renewable Energy

  • Transportation (commuting, business travel, fleet)

  • Offsets (off-campus carbon reduction)

    *Base Case

    • Define “business as usual” assumptions across all wedges

    • Estimate “do-nothing” cost associated with GHG emissions


Aei approach

AEI APPROACH

Phase 1

Phase 2


Energy water ghg impact

ENERGY & WATER GHG IMPACT

  • Energy focused (not water)

  • Energy supply options a separate conversation

  • Energy Conservation

    * Campus wide level of thinking

    * How we get to the how?


Buildings strategies

BUILDINGS STRATEGIES

  • Achieve a 20% reduction in building energy consumption by 2015 (target reduction to 137,510 BTUs/GSF), with a stretch goal of achieving a 30% reduction (target reduction to 120,322 BTUs/GSF), compared to the 2002-2003 baseline (171,888 BTUs/GSF)

  • Achieve a 45% reduction in building water consumption through 2015 (target reduction to 0.0363 CCF/GSF), with a stretch goal of achieving a 50% reduction (target reduction to 0.033 CCF/GSF), compared to the 2001-2002 baseline (0.066 CCF/GSF).

  • Improve energy data management capability to make data-driven energy decisions

  • Ensure a cost-effective and stable energy supply by developing business scenario hedge strategies


Strategies cont d

STRATEGIES cont’d

  • Reduce energy and water use in all facilities

    • Use return on investment calculations to help prioritize and guide energy conservation projects (“energy smart” repairs)

    • Further develop Energy Performance Contracting as a means to achieve energy savings

  • Integrate energy conservation as a core business value of NC State

    • Adopt an aggressive energy and water conservation policy

    • Enhance energy awareness program and align with other outreach programs

    • Create buy in with Facilities staff and building end-users to properly operate building systems in an energy efficient manner

    • Evaluate utility billing options that creative incentives for saving energy


Next steps and discussion

NEXT STEPS AND DISCUSSION

  • Feed any remaining ideas to WG Chair

  • Ideas will be compiled and sent out for review

  • WG Chairs set up upcoming meetings

  • Comments/Questions?

    www.ncsu.edu/sustainability/cap.php


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