The Climate Action Planning Committee is charged with developing comprehensive recommendations to identify short- and long-term opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions directly from IU’s various campuses and units.
IU President Pamela Whitten has asked the committee to develop recommendations and identify new strategies in areas in and beyond facilities, to continue long-term carbon emission reduction. Specifically, the committee has been asked to look for opportunities for IU to improve in areas such as
- energy use and production;
- space planning and management;
- use of university vehicles and transportation;
- woodland campus planning;
- retro-commissioning of buildings and infrastructure;
- exploration of renewable energy and other new technologies;
- and other areas.
The committee will seek wide input from students, faculty, and staff on all Indiana University campuses.
The committee’s recommendations should be complete, comprehensive, and scientifically sound and detailed, and committee members are encouraged to bring forward ideas that can be implemented prior to the completion of the plan document.
In addition, the committee has been charged with identifying new savings or funding sources for implementation of its recommendations.
The committee has also been asked to collaborate with members of the university community on researching progress toward carbon neutrality and other benchmarks through the use of dashboards and other publicly accessible information.
The committee will work under the auspices of Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities, Tom Morrison, who will provide support for the committee.
The committee’s recommendations are due to the president no later than April 30, 2023.