You are here

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 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(Ongoing)
Theme: Land & Space 2.2 Improve standards for new building and renovations
No metric specified for this objective
Implement Energy Standards(Ongoing)
Theme: Energy 2.3 Strengthen Centralized Conservation Plan 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

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

Solar Energy on Campus(Ongoing)
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

Use Renewable / Low-carbon / Clean Energy(In Progress)
Theme: Energy 3.4 Purchase offsets for Supercomputers

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

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(In Progress)
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(Ongoing)
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(In Progress)
Theme: Transportation 4.4 Reduce Single Occupancy Vehicle Usage

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

Reduce Cars (Vehicle Miles Traveled) on Campus(Ongoing)
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(Ongoing)
Theme: Transportation 4.6 Appropriately staff sustainable transportation efforts Appropriately Staff Sustainable Transportation Efforts(Ongoing)
Theme: Water 5.1 Obtain and Publicize Water Data Obtain and Publicize Water Data(Ongoing)
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(In Progress)
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(Ongoing)
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(Ongoing)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 6.2 Reduce MSW landfill volume Increase Recycling Rates(Ongoing)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 6.3 Methane Capture at Landfill
No metric specified for this objective
Use Landfills with Methane-capture Technology(Ongoing)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 6.4 Appropriately Staff Zero Waste Efforts
No metric specified for this objective
Appropriately Staff Zero Waste Efforts(In Progress)
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(Ongoing)
Theme: Land & Space 7.3 Sustainability in campus master plan
No metric specified for this objective
Incorporate Sustainability Principles into Campus Master Plan(Completed)
Theme: Procurement & Waste 7.4 Increase use of local food

7.4 Locally grown purchases (Tracked by Academic Year)

Sustainable Food Practices(Ongoing)
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

  • FY 2018:

    Forestry Tract additional area

Carbon Sequestration(Ongoing)
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

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

Carbon Credit Purchasing Program with Second Nature(Ongoing)
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(Ongoing)
Theme: Funding 9.2 Increase Funding for Projects with Financial Payback

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

Allocate Savings(In Progress)
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)

Identify funding for projects without payback(Ongoing)
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(Ongoing)
Theme: Education 10.2 Undergraduate Research and Practical Experiences
No metric specified for this objective
Independent Student Projects(Ongoing)
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 (Ongoing)
Theme: Research Opportunities 12.3 Launch Thematic Research
No metric specified for this objective
iSEE Thematic research(Ongoing)