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The Climate Action task Force’s Energy Workgroup. October 22, 2008 Facilities Operations Building, Conference Room B. Welcome & Introductions. Background: The Presidents Climate Commitment. Signed March 25, 2008. President Hogan Signs Pledge for Carbon-Neutral Campus – 03/25/08.

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The climate action task force s energy workgroup

The Climate Action task Force’sEnergy Workgroup

October 22, 2008

Facilities Operations Building, Conference Room B




President hogan signs pledge for carbon neutral campus 03 25 08
President Hogan Signs Pledge for Carbon-Neutral Campus – 03/25/08

 UConn President Mike Hogan signs the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment as DEP Commissioner Gina McCarthy and Vice Provost Greg Anderson observe.

100+ students,

faculty and staff

attend PCC signing

ceremony at

Wilbur Cross North

Reading Room 


UConn’s Commitment… 03/25/08

  • Create structure to guide development & implementation

    • Climate Action Task Force (CATF) - established May 2008

    • CATF Workgroups – established Fall 2008

  • Complete GHG inventory and update annually

    • 2004, 2006 inventories completed

    • 2007 inventory near completion

    • Develop a Climate Action Plan (CAP) (Due by May 2010)

    • CAP Project Manager hired September 2008

    • Carbon neutrality by 2050 (or sooner) w/ interim targets & milestones

    • Integrate sustainability into curriculum – education, research and outreach

    • Goal: Draft CAP by August 2009.


Climate action task force
Climate Action Task Force 03/25/08

CATF Co-Chairs:

  • Tom Callahan, Administration & Operations (Associate Vice President)

  • Rich Miller, Office of Environmental Policy (Director)

    Additional Members:

  • Nancy Bull, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (Associate Dean)

  • Julie Elkins, Student Affairs (Assistant to the VP of Student Affairs)

  • NickFrechette, Undergraduate Student

  • Matt Hart, Mansfield (Town Manager)

  • Lysa Teal, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Director of Budget Office)

  • Mike Willig,Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (Director)


Institutional Structure 03/25/08

Environmental Policy Advisory Council

Climate Action Task Force

Workgroups


2008 2009 workgroup charge
2008-2009 Workgroup Charge: 03/25/08

  • Develop Mitigation Strategies for GHG emissions resulting from University Operations & Activities. (Final recommendations will be included in the University’s Climate Action Plan).

    • What are the major sources of emissions? (2007 GHG Inventory)

    • How can the institution neutralize emissions from each source?

      • Alteration/expansion of existing programs

      • Implementation of new programs & strategies

    • What are the anticipated costs, challenges, and benefits associated with each strategy?


Climate action plan cap elements
Climate Action Plan (CAP) Elements 03/25/08

  • GHG Inventories

  • Mitigation Strategies

  • Carbon Offsets

  • Selecting Reductions Targets

  • Financing

  • Tracking Progress

    (Note: This slide is a modified version of a slide from the

    10/15/08 EH&E webinar “Writing Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Climate Action Plans)


Emissions operational boundaries
Emissions & Operational Boundaries 03/25/08

  • Bound emissions according to Scopes 1, 2, and 3:

    • Scope 1: Direct emissions from sources owned by the institution.

    • Scope 2: Indirect emissions from purchased energy.

    • Scope 3: Other emissions related to the institution but not caused by sources owned by the institution.

      (Note: This slide is a modified version of a slide from the

      10/15/08 EH&E webinar “Writing Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Climate Action Plans)



Timeline fall 2008 spring 2009
Timeline (Fall 2008-Spring 2009) 03/25/08

  • Identify major sources of emissions & opportunities for reductions (Oct-Nov.)

    • Survey of existing programs, strategies, plans & studies

      • Existing overlap? Areas for expansion?

    • Brainstorm additional/new ideas

      • Pros/cons, challenges, long-term vs. short-term strategies

  • Action planning (Nov.-May)

    • Assess feasibility of proposed ideas

      • Select reductions targets

      • Strategize ways to finance projects

    • Begin implementation of ‘low lying’ fruit

      • Monitor progress of workgroup initiatives

  • Draft final CAP Components related to energy. (June-July)



  • Brainstorming
    Brainstorming 03/25/08

    • Brainstorming Goals:

      • Survey of Existing Activities, Plans & Studies Related to Workgroup Charge

      • New GHG Emissions Reduction Strategies to Explore?

    • Focus Areas:

      • Efficiency, Conservation, Installations & Retrofits

      • Renewable Energies

      • Supply & Infrastructure


    Evaluation criteria
    Evaluation Criteria 03/25/08

    • Potential to avoid or reduce GHG emissions

    • Flexibility to achieve ongoing GHG reductions

    • Cost benefit– ROI and financial impact

    • Potential for positive or negative social and environmental side-effects

    • Relationship to other mitigation strategies and opportunity for synergies

    • Potential to be scaled upward if successful

    • Potential to involve students and faculty


    Review of action items
    Review of Action Items 03/25/08

    Questions? Comments?


    The climate action task force s energy workgroup1

    Thank You! 03/25/08

    The Climate Action task Force’sEnergy Workgroup

    October 22, 2008

    Facilities Operations Building, Conference Room B


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