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Projects Updates for Topic: iWG


  1. Criteria developed for prioritizing feasibility studies recommended by SWATeams

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    The iCAP Working Group approved the following criteria for evaluating potential feasibilty studies recommended by SWATeams.

    Criteria for Feasibility Studies

    • Emissions reduction – using the iCAP’s emissions numbers
    • Financial cost reduction – per the formal campus budget impact
    • Educational factor – related to students learning more
    • Promotional factor – related to UIUC reputation
    • Ease of implementation – related to the number of hurdles for getting this done, or using the results of the study to implement a change on campus
    • Political factor – similar to promotional, but related more to our responsiveness to community concerns and requests
    • Resource conservation – including energy, water, and materials
    • Connection to iCAP Objectives
    • Behavior change – support a sustainable culture
    • Cost Benefit Analysis – will the cost align with perceived benefit
  2. iWG001 Resilience Commitment recommendation

    The iCAP Working Group (iWG) met on December 12, 2015, and made the following recommendation:

    "We recommend that the Chancellor sign Second Nature’s Climate Commitment, which adds a Resilience Commitment (addressing climate adaptation) to our existing Carbon Commitment (focused on carbon neutrality). This commitment would involve partnering with the local communities to perform a resilience assessment, developing resilience indicators that are appropriate for our campus, and incorporating resilience targets into the iCAP. Additionally, should the campus choose to sign by January 4, 2016, we would be recognized as a Charter Signatory."

    See attached the iWG assessment of iWG001 Resilience Commitment recommendation complete with comments from all the iWG members.

    For future updates, please refer to Resilience Commitment Efforts.