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Objectives Dashboard

The 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) provides a strategic plan for achieving the Climate Leadership Commitments, including being carbon neutral no later than 2050.  There are several specific objectives defined in the 2015 iCAP, and each objective has a related Project on this portal.  The dashboard below links iCAP Objectives to key performance metrics and the related Project.

Objectives Dashboard

Theme Objective Metric Project(s)
Theme: Reporting Progress 1.0 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan
Theme: Energy 2.1 Net-Zero Space
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Energy 2.2 Improve standards for new building and renovations
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Energy 2.3 Strengthen Centralized Conservation Plan

Percent Reduction in Energy Use Intensity (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Energy 2.4 Engage and incentivize the campus community
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Energy 3.1 Explore Options for 100 Percent Clean Campus Energy
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Energy 3.2 Expand On-Campus Solar Energy Production

Solar Energy Generation on Campus (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Annotations

  • FY 2008:

    iCAP baseline year

  • FY 2009:

    Production started at BIF

  • FY 2014:

    Production started at BRC

  • FY 2016:

    Production started at Wassaja and Solar Farm

Theme: Energy 3.3 Expand the Purchase of Clean Energy

Total Purchased Clean Energy (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Annotations

  • FY 2008:

    Baseline

  • FY 2009:

    Production started at BIF

  • FY 2014:

    Production started at BRC

  • FY 2015:

    bought 20,000 RECs

  • FY 2016:

    Production started at the Wassaja and Solar Farm

  • FY 2017:

    PPA signed with RainSplitter Wind Farm in Nov 2016

  • FY 2018:

    Includes thermal renewables at ARC and the Energy Farm, plus wind and solar power

Theme: Energy 3.4 Purchase offsets for Supercomputers

Annual electrical consumption for Petascale Facility (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Transportation 4.1 Reduce Air Travel Emissions

4.1 Percent reduction from air travel baseline FY14 (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Transportation 4.2 Reduce Fleet emission in the next 5 years

4.2 Percent reduction in emissions from the UI fleet (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Transportation 4.3 Develop scenarios for converting the fleet to renewable fuels
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Transportation 4.4 Reduce Single Occupancy Vehicle Usage

4.4 Percent of Staff Driving Alone (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Transportation 4.5 Implement the campus bicycle plan

4.5 Percent of Proposed Bikeway Facilities Installed (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Annotations

  • FY 2016:

    Dedicated bike path removals, First Street, and Fourth Street completed.

Theme: Transportation 4.6 Appropriately staff sustainable transportation efforts
Theme: Land and Water 5.1 Obtain and Publicize Water Data

Percent Reduction in Potable Water Consumption (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Land and Water 5.2 Reduce cooling tower water use
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Land and Water 5.3 Water Audit to establish conservation targets and facilities standard

5.3 Number of Audits Completed (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Land and Water 5.4 Inventory & Benchmark existing landscape performance
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Land and Water 5.5 Implement pilot projects for water reuse and / or non-potable water substitution
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Land and Water 5.6 Stormwater runoff pollutant reduction
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Zero Waste 6.1 Develop and apply environmental purchasing standards

6.1 Percent of Paper Purchased from OfficeMax with Recycled-Content (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Zero Waste 6.2 Reduce MSW landfill volume

6.2 MSW Diversion Rate (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Zero Waste 6.3 Methane Capture at Landfill
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Zero Waste 6.4 Appropriately Staff Zero Waste Efforts
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Land and Water 7.1 Assess and reduce agricultural emissions
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Land and Water 7.2 Sustainable Plantings & Maintenance Across Campus
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Land and Water 7.3 Sustainability in campus master plan
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Zero Waste 7.4 Increase use of local food

7.4 Locally grown purchases (Tracked by Academic Year)

Theme: Land and Water 7.5 Increase Carbon Sequestration

7.5 Total acres of agroforestry (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Annotations

  • FY 2008:

    Includes the Illini Grove, the South Arboretum Woods, and the Forestry Tract

  • FY 2013:

    Added Woody Perennial Polyculture site at Sustainable Student Farm

  • FY 2015:

    Added Multifunctional Woody Polyculture at Energy Farm

  • FY 2018:

    Forestry Tract additional area

  • FY 2020:

    Solar Farm 2.0 buffer added

Theme: Land and Water 7.6 Agricultural runoff and subsurface drainage
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Funding 8.1 Conduct an RFP Process for Offsets

Number of offsets purchased for campus (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Funding 8.2 Develop a Mechanism for Units to Purchase Offsets
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Funding 8.3 Develop Local/Regional Mission-Linked Offsets
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Funding 8.4 Use Offsets to Meet Unmet 2020 iCAP Targets
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Funding 9.1 Studies of Feasibility, Costs, and Benefits
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Funding 9.2 Increase Funding for Projects with Financial Payback

Funding available in any Revolving Loan Fund (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Funding 9.3 Identify and Increase Available Funding for Projects without Payback

Funding available from Carbon Credit Sales at end of Fiscal Year (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Theme: Reporting Progress 9.4 Evaluate the Feasibility of Internally Putting a Price on Carbon
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Education 10.1 Undergraduate Sustainability Minor
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Education 10.2 Undergraduate Research and Practical Experiences
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Education 10.3 Add New Sustainability-focused Courses

10.3 Percent of Departments Offering Sustainability Courses (Tracked by Academic Year)

11. Outreach
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Engagement 11.1 Support Co-Curricular Student Sustainability Programs
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Engagement 11.2 Strengthen Sustainability Outreach Programs
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Engagement 11.3 Organize Three Major Sustainability Events Each Year
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Research Opportunities 12.1 iSEE Website
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Research Opportunities 12.2 Scholars Program
No metric specified for this objective
Theme: Research Opportunities 12.3 Launch Thematic Research
No metric specified for this objective