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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.

Theme Objective Metric Project
Theme: Reporting Progress 1.0 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan

1.0 Total Campus GHG Emissions (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan (2015 iCAP)(In Progress)
Theme: Energy 2.1 Net-Zero Space
No metric specified for this objective
Maintain or Reduce Gross Square Footage(In Progress)
Theme: Land & Space 2.2 Improve standards for new building and renovations
No metric specified for this objective
Implement Energy Standards(Proposed)
Theme: Energy 2.3 Strengthen Centralized Conservation Plan

2.3 Percent Reduction in Energy Consumption (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Energy Services Conservation Projects(Ongoing)
Theme: Energy 2.4 Engage and incentivize the campus community
No metric specified for this objective
Changing Usage of Individuals(In Progress)
Theme: Energy 3.1 Explore Options for 100 Percent Clean Campus Energy
No metric specified for this objective
Explore Options for 100 Percent Clean Campus Energy(In Progress)
Theme: Energy 3.2 Expand On-Campus Solar Energy Production

3.2 Solar Energy Generation (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

Solar Energy on Campus(In Progress)
Theme: Energy 3.3 Expand the Purchase of Clean Energy

3.3 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 2016:

    Production started at the Wassaja and Solar Farm

  • FY 2017:

    PPA signed with RainSplitter Wind Farm

Use Renewable / Low-carbon / Clean Energy(In Progress)
Theme: Energy 3.4 Purchase offsets for Supercomputers
No metric specified for this objective
PPA for National Petascale Computing Facility(In Progress)
Theme: Transportation 4.1 Reduce Air Travel Emissions

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

Offset Emissions from Plane Trips(Proposed)
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)

Decrease Emissions from UI Fleet(In Progress)
Theme: Transportation 4.3 Develop scenarios for converting the fleet to renewable fuels
No metric specified for this objective
Develop Scenarios for Converting the UI Fleet to Renewable Fuels(Proposed)
Theme: Transportation 4.4 Reduce Single Occupancy Vehicle Usage

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

Annotations

  • FY 2007:

    mi-plan survey

  • FY 2011:

    CUUATS survey

Reduce Cars (Vehicle Miles Traveled) on Campus(In Progress)
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.

Increase Bicycle Use(In Progress)
Theme: Transportation 4.6 Appropriately staff sustainable transportation efforts

4.6 Full Time Employees for Sustainable Transportation (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Appropriately Staff Sustainable Transportation Efforts(Ongoing)
Theme: Water 5.1 Obtain and Publicize Water Data

5.1 Total Potable Water Use (kgal) (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Obtain and Publicize Water Data(In Progress)
Theme: Water 5.2 Reduce cooling tower water use
No metric specified for this objective
Reduce Cooling Tower and Chiller Plant Water Use(In Progress)
Theme: Water 5.3 Water Audit to establish conservation targets and facilities standard

5.3 Number of Audits Completed (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Water Audit / Inventory(Proposed)
Theme: Water 5.4 Inventory & Benchmark existing landscape performance
No metric specified for this objective
Inventory and Benchmark Existing Landscape Performance(In Progress)
Theme: Water 5.5 Implement pilot projects for water reuse and / or non-potable water substitution
No metric specified for this objective
Use of Non-Potable Water(Proposed)
Theme: Water 5.6 Stormwater runoff pollutant reduction
No metric specified for this objective
Stormwater Management Program(In Progress)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 6.1 Develop and apply environmental purchasing standards

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

Develop Sustainable Purchasing Policies(In Progress)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 6.2 Reduce MSW landfill volume

6.2 MSW Diversion Rate (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Increase Recycling Rates(In Progress)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 6.3 Methane Capture at Landfill
No metric specified for this objective
Use Landfills with Methane-capture Technology(In Progress)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 6.4 Appropriately Staff Zero Waste Efforts
No metric specified for this objective
Appropriately Staff Zero Waste Efforts(Ongoing)
Theme: Land & Space 7.1 Assess and reduce agricultural emissions
No metric specified for this objective
Assess and Reduce Agricultural GHG Emissions(Proposed)
Theme: Land & Space 7.2 Sustainable Plantings & Maintenance Across Campus
No metric specified for this objective
Sustainable Landscapes Plan(In Progress)
Theme: Land & Space 7.3 Sustainability in campus master plan
No metric specified for this objective
Incorporate Sustainability Principles into Campus Master Plan(In Progress)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 7.4 Increase use of local food

7.4 Locally grown purchases (Tracked by Academic Year)

Sustainable Food Practices(In Progress)
Theme: Land & Space 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

Carbon Sequestration(In Progress)
Theme: Water 7.6 Agricultural runoff and subsurface drainage
No metric specified for this objective
Reduce Nitrates from Agricultural Stormwater(Proposed)
Theme: Funding 8.1 Conduct an RFP Process for Offsets
No metric specified for this objective
Develop Process for Purchasing Carbon Offsets (In Progress)
Theme: Funding 8.3 Develop Local/Regional Mission-Linked Offsets
No metric specified for this objective
Develop Local Carbon Offset Program(Proposed)
Theme: Funding 8.4 Use Offsets to Meet Unmet 2020 iCAP Targets
No metric specified for this objective
Use Carbon Credits to meet Commitments(Proposed)
Theme: Funding 9.1 Studies of Feasibility, Costs, and Benefits
No metric specified for this objective
Allocate Existing Resources(Proposed)
Theme: Funding 9.2 Increase Funding for Projects with Financial Payback
No metric specified for this objective
Allocate Savings(Ongoing)
Theme: Funding 9.3 Identify and Increase Available Funding for Projects without Payback
No metric specified for this objective
Identify funding for projects without payback(Proposed)
Theme: Reporting Progress 9.4 Evaluate the Feasibility of Internally Putting a Price on Carbon
No metric specified for this objective
Internal price on carbon(Proposed)
Theme: Education 10.1 Undergraduate Sustainability Minor
No metric specified for this objective
Sustainability Minor(Completed)
Theme: Education 10.2 Undergraduate Research and Practical Experiences
No metric specified for this objective
Independent Student Projects(In Progress)
Theme: Education 10.3 Add New Sustainability-focused Courses

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

Encourage Course Development or Modification(Ongoing)
Theme: Outreach 11.1 Support Co-Curricular Student Sustainability Programs
No metric specified for this objective
Advance Student Sustainability Outreach Efforts(Ongoing)
Theme: Outreach 11.2 Strengthen Sustainability Outreach Programs
No metric specified for this objective
Build a Culture of Sustainability(In Progress)
Theme: Outreach 11.3 Organize Three Major Sustainability Events Each Year
No metric specified for this objective
Major Annual Events(Ongoing)
Theme: Research Opportunities 12.1 iSEE Website
No metric specified for this objective
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE)(Ongoing)
Theme: Research Opportunities 12.2 Scholars Program
No metric specified for this objective
iSEE Scholars (In Progress)
Theme: Research Opportunities 12.3 Launch Thematic Research
No metric specified for this objective
iSEE Thematic research(Ongoing)