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Projects Updates for Topic: reduce GHG emissions

  1. ALUFS Meeting Notes 22 February 2019

    A plan to gather information on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions tools was intitiated. Many of the goals related to landscaping have been met (for example, incorporation of sustainability into the Campus Master Plan); in iCAP review, the team deicided that more goals would be needed if work were to be continued in this field. The team brought up the impact on food choice regarding greenhouse gases, as compared to transportation.

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  2. ALUFS004 South Farm Management Plan recommendation - Assessment with all comments

    See attached the Assessment form for the ALUFS004 South Farm Management Plan recommendation complete with comments from all iWG members.

    See iWG assessment started for ALUFS004 South Farm Management Plan here.

    See SWATeam recommendation ALUFS004 South Farm Management Plan here.

  3. Trans007 Campus fleet analysis and Planning recommendation - Returned to SWATeam

    The iCAP Working Group (iWG) met on February 16, 2016, to discuss the SWATeam recommendation, Trans007 Campus Fleet Analysis and Planning. The iWG's final comment was:

    "They have suggested that this analysis is ideally completed by an industry professional. The iWG recommends that this study can be broken down into phases where phase 1 could be done by students, and phase 2 then could be done by an outside consultant (industry expert). Ben will suggest this to the SWATeam."

    Following the iWG meeting, this recommendation was returned to the Transportation SWATeam for further discussion and modification to the recommendation within the SWATeam.

    See SWATeam recommendation Trans007 Campus Fleet Analysis and Planning here.

  4. Trans007 Campus fleet analysis and Planning recommendation - Submittal

    The Transportation SWATeam submitted a recommendation to the iWG stating,

    "Campus fleet analysis and planning. The campus fleet includes department-owned vehicles, the car and truck pool vehicles, and the heavy equipment pool (mainly diesel-fueled large construction equipment). It is proposed that a feasibility study be performed on campus that:
    1. Reviews the campus sustainability goals in the context of the University fleet;
    2. Analyzes existing fleet data (i.e., fleet composition, ownership, usage/mileage profile) and future demand;
    3. Evaluates current vehicle technology, fleet size, fuel types and availability;
    4. Proposes collection of additional data (if needed);
    5. Identifies various plans and anticipated cost/benefit results. Some of the options include: converting regular fuels to compressed natural gas, electricity, or biodiesel, increasing the portion of low-emission hybrid vehicles.
    "

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation, Trans007 Campus Fleet Analysis and Planning, complete with comments from all the Transportation SWATeam members.

    See the supplanted SWATeam recommendation Trans004 Fleet Study here.

     

  5. ALUFS001 Ag Emissions Study Recommendation - Submittal

    The ALUFS SWATeam submitted a recommendation to the iWG stating, "We recommend hiring a research technician or 50 % Graduate Research Assistant who would be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and compiling the data necessary for estimating current greenhouse gas fluxes of the University’s agricultural land holdings. We recommend that funding be provided for the materials and lab time needed to collect these data. We further recommend that these data be used to explore how different management practices would affect greenhouse gas fluxes on University lands."

    See attached the SWATeam recommendation ALUFS001 Ag Emissions Study complete with comments from all the ALUFS SWATeam members.

  6. Trans004 Fleet Study recommendation - Supplanted

    F&S sent their response to the iCAP Working Group (iWG) on June 12, 2015, which was then forwarded to the Transportation SWATeam on the same day. The Transportation SWATeam supplanted the Trans004 Fleet Study recommendation with the new Trans007 Campus fleet analysis and Planning recommendation.

    See the new SWATeam recommendation Trans007 Campus Fleet Analysis and Planning here.

    See Transmittal of SWATeam recommendation Trans004 Fleet Study here.

    See iWG assessment of Trans004 Fleet Study here.

    See SWATeam recommendation Trans004 Fleet Study here.

  7. Trans004 Fleet Study recommendation - Assessment with comments

    The iCAP Working Group (iWG) met on April 2, 2015, to discuss and start the assessment of SWATeam recommendation, Trans004 Fleet Study. Their official comment on the recommendation was:

    "The iWG recommends that F&S undertake this study. We suggest that F&S work with the Transportation SWATeam to attempt to identify interested faculty who could lead the study. We suggest that the study also consider a 10-year horizon for campus efforts, examining what immediate actions can be taken and what actions could be undertaken in the coming years to account for expectations for future vehicle availability."

    See attached the iWG assessment of Trans004 Fleet Study recommendation complete with official comments from all the iWG members.

    See SWATeam recommendation Trans004 Fleet Study here.

  8. Trans004 Fleet Study recommendation - Submittal

    The Transportation SWATeam submitted a recommendation to the iWG stating, "Perform a general analysis and recommendations regarding the potential to transition the University fleet to renewable fuels. This analysis would review the types and usage of University vehicles, the current and short term expectation for vehicle availability and propose various plans (i.e. conservative, moderate and aggressive) for GHG emission reductions along with approximate fiscal impact for each plan."

    See the SWATeam recommendation, Trans004 Fleet Study, complete with comments from all the Transportation SWATeam members.