UAA Receives AASHE STARS Bronze Rating

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognized UAA on August 11,2011, for its commitment to sustainability and awarded a Bronze Rating. Click on the AASHE Bronze logo to read the final report. 

 

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UAA Carbon Emissions Report 2012

This report calculates GHG emissions for the 2011-2012 academic year. Data provided to NativeEnergy were analyzed to estimate emissions from air travel, commutes to and from work/school and surface travel to conduct UAA business. The Clean Air Cool Planet model was used to calculate emissions from fuel, electricity, water and sewer, and natural gas. With a few exceptions noted in the report, this report mimics the methodology used to calculate carbon emissions on the 2010 emission report.

Click here to download a copy of UAA's 2012 carbon emissions report.

 

UAA Carbon Emissions Report 2010

This report is submitted in compliance with the American College & University Presidents'
Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) signed by University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA)
Chancellor Elaine Maimon in 2007. The ACUPCC requires signatory institutions to
complete a comprehensive inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions (including
emissions from electricity, heating, commuting and air travel) biannually.  

Click here to download a copy of UAA's 2010 carbon emissions report.

 

UAA Carbon Emissions Report 2007

UAA has recently focused and prioritized campus efforts to increase its economic, social, and environmental sustainability. In 2007–08, UAA’s Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) received funding from UAA’s Strategic Opportunities Fund to assess and document its baseline carbon emissions for FY07 (July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007).

Utilizing the internationally recognized World Resources Institute’s GHG Model (WRI-GHG), OCP worked with staff from Facilities and Campus Services and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) to assess the emissions from facilities and energy use on campus, commuter traffic to and from the campus, and air travel conducted by staff and students.

Christopher Turletes and Michael Smith at UAA Facilities led the effort to fully document the impact of campus buildings and energy use. With the assistance of Nicholas Szymoniak and Steve Colt at ISER, UAA developed the most comprehensive baselines of travel-related emissions in the state. We can say with assurance that UAA’s carbon emissions baseline is rigorous, thorough, and replicable. It can serve as a model to other institutions.

Click here to download a copy of UAA's Baseline Emissions Study

 

Carbon Emission Report 2005

As a signatory to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) agreed to monitor its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by conducting biannual inventories.  Click here to download a copy of UAA's 2005 carbon emissions report.