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ERIC Number: ED506289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-890956-48-1
The Educational Facilities Professional's Practical Guide to Reducing the Campus Carbon Footprint
Hignite, Karla
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (NJ1)
As more institutions respond to the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, or are otherwise responsible for campus environmental stewardship, this implementation guide gives educational facilities professionals a practical framework for moving forward in their unique role within this process. The intent is to help facilities managers maximize their specific contributions and share their expertise and knowledge while working in tandem with other campus stakeholders to meet their institutions' goals of carbon neutrality and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The chapters in this sustainability guide expand on five key action steps critical for reducing campus carbon footprint: (1) Form a stakeholder group: Identify key roles and responsibilities; (2) Complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory: Develop baseline measures through facilities and energy audits; (3) Develop a strategic climate action plan: Outline mission, goals, and time frames; brainstorm all possible options; and create a road-map to carbon neutrality; (4) Identify resource investments: Allocate financial, intellectual, and personnel resources to reduce emissions; and (5) Implement a tactical plan. Identify and carry out specific projects and initiatives, and monitor, report, and validate progress. Appended are: (1) Participants in the APPA Thought Leaders Sustainability Symposium; and (2) References and Resources. [Funding was provided by AEI/Affiliated Engineers, Inc.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers