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Chatham University
Description/achievement of initiative

Chatham University purchase RECS equivalent to 100% of our electricity consumption, but we continue our efforts to reduce our real consumption as far as possible. Our goal is to meet the challenge of producing more green energy than we can use, thus becoming a source of sustainable power even while we are a source for sustainable education.Our GHG reduction goals for 2015 include a 10% reduction in total scopes 1,2,3 emissions, a 20% reduction in total scopes 1,2,3, and a 10% reduction in purchased electricity emissions, all relative to our 2007 emissions baseline.

Implementation methodologies

Our climate action goals are set in accordance with our commitments to climate neutrality by 2025 through the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) with annual public reporting requirements.Data is gathered from several sources, including the Chatham University Climate Action Plan, annual greenhouse gas emissions audits, planning documents, etc. Chatham is also in the process of conducting its first STARS assessment, due in October of 2012.- A description of time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for successChatham University purchase RECS equivalent to 100% of our electricity consumption, but we continue our efforts to reduce our real consumption as far as possible. Our goal is to meet the challenge of producing more green energy than we can use, thus becoming a source of sustainable power even while we are a source for sustainable education.Our GHG reduction goals for 2015 include a 10% reduction in total scopes 1,2,3 emissions, a 20% reduction in total scopes 1,2,3, and a 10% reduction in purchased electricity emissions, all relative to our 2007 emissions baseline.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Chatham University
Updates to initiatives
Goal 4
2015
Chatham University Climate Action Plan
2015
School of Sustainability and the Environment at Eden Hall Campus
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
Partners
Chatham University
Countries
Contact information
Esther Barazzone, President, barazzone@chatham.edu
United Nations