Working Group Idea
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Underway: The addition of landscape materials, lighting, signage and benches throughout the campus which are carefully selected to create a feeling of welcome, safety, connectedness,  to foster a sense of strong social interaction,  and to assist pedestrians in wayfinding throughout campus and University Circle in general. 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Underway: The removal of the Baker Building at the corner of Adelbert Road and Euclid  Avenue: a building which blocked the visual and physical pedestrian connection between north and south campuses; 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Underway:  Development of a retail district in close proximity to the student residences on the north side of campus which is intended to minimize dependency on travel to neighboring communities for basic food and supplies, and to create a stronger sense of community and connectedness between the student residences and the surrounding community
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Underway: The exploration and development of a master plan for construction of up to 2 million square feet of research space, offices, support facilities and parking on the West Campus site, west of Rockefeller Park and the main CWRU campus, including the design and construction of a major pedestrian pathway linking the center of CWRU’s campus to the West Campus and Temple sites across Rockefeller Park. 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Underway: The joint planning and design of two new RTA transit stations adjacent to the CWRU campus: one at Cedar Hill and the other on Mayfield Road at the bridge which serves as a boundary between the Little Italy neighborhood and University Circle. Both stations have been planned as part of a community planning effort, are funded, and will serve as multi-modal transit hubs within key retail and residential areas of the community.
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Underway: The joint planning, design and funding of several major intersections and road ways within University Circle which have historically separated neighborhoods from the cultural hub and amenities of University Circle, and which will now provide easy and safe access for pedestrians and bicyclists between the neighborhoods and institutions, encouraging pedestrian traffic and fewer short-distance automobile trips within University Circle.
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: Implementation of  Building Condition Assessments for all buildings on campus to produce a consistent base-line evaluation of building systems, space utilization, envelope characteristics and conditions, controls, etc. 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: Development and implementation of a campus-wide, school/college-level  Space Utilization Analysis
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: Establishment of building design and construction standards which support and require implementation of University-approved sustainable building design, systems and utility design, construction, landscape, and deconstruction standards. 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: Develop a new, comprehensive campus master plan to replace the 2005 Master Plan, incorporating sustainable design concepts, approaches, and initiatives, as well as the relevant outcomes of the University’s Strategic Academic Plan.
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: Development of a comprehensive system of bike paths within University Circle, linking existing paths and promoting safe co-existence of cars, bikes, and pedestrians within the Greater University Circle region. 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: The committee also recommends that a bike share program, such as the one initiated recently in Minneapolis, be implemented in University Circle to facilitate use of bikes for short term travel in and around the Circle. 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: develop policies to ensure selection of energy efficient and sustainable building equipment and systems, building materials, landscape design and materials.
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: create systems for development and enforcement of university policies.  
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: develop policies to ensure support for improved university reliance on public transportation. 
Campus Planning and Built Environment  Proposed: Education and implementation strategies to make individuals aware of what can be done to achieve carbon neutrality, and to provide the mechanism for change which will make these standard operating procedures at CWRU. 
Community Outreach/Campus Life Work with the Climate Action Plan Steering Committee and the University’s Office of Marketing & Communications to develop a public relations strategy to increase the awareness about CWRU’s commitment and goals of CAP. 
Community Outreach/Campus Life Ensure strategy identifies opportunities to provide information and training at orientation for Faculty, staff and students:
a. Orientation (for students, staff and faculty)
b. All-class assemblies
c. Share the Vision Program
d. State of the University Address
e. Others as identified
Community Outreach/Campus Life Review CWRU’s existing sustainable programs, events, services and initiatives and assess effectiveness to determine which programs to sustain and/or discontinue. 
Community Outreach/Campus Life Review best practices of other institutions recognized and awarded for their sustainability initiatives and prioritize which programs could be implemented at CWRU.
Community Outreach/Campus Life Incorporate sustainability into new faculty and staff orientation programs. 
Community Outreach/Campus Life Create a brief survey tool for Faculty, staff and students to identify what motivates (or would motivate) them to reduce green house gas – and who are already engaged in such activities. 
Community Outreach/Campus Life Regularly survey faculty, staff and students to track attitude(culture) changes and involvement in sustainability activity over time. 
Community Outreach/Campus Life Create incentives and rewards for faculty, staff and students who contribute to reduction of green house gas emissions.
Community Outreach/Campus Life Incorporate a general education class that requires a sustainability course for all undergraduates. This requirement could follow two models. In the first, students would select the course from a menu of courses (from a diversity of departments) that have been vetted as having a primary focus on sustainability. The second model would involve revising the SAGES First Seminar – rather than Life of the Mind, the course would be focused on sustainability (i.e. Life of the Planet). 
Community Outreach/Campus Life Create a major campus-wide event about Sustainability supported by leadership, faculty, staff and students to symbolize importance and initiatives (i.e. Sustainability Day)
Community Outreach/Campus Life Encourage campus departments and organizations to adopt green/sustainable practices when hosting special events through the type of products and services used. In addition, promote efforts to guests with information throughout event to further increase awareness of university’s commitment to Climate Action Plan.
Community Outreach/Campus Life More fully integrate sustainability into university community outreach and engagement.
Community Outreach/Campus Life Identify opportunities to share knowledge of Climate Action Plan with community stakeholders comprised of residents, schools, churches, public officials, community and civic leaders, etc.
Energy Consumption and Conservation Implement Green Building Standards
Energy Consumption and Conservation Develop and implement a conservation outreach and behavior program
Energy Consumption and Conservation More sophisticated space planning & management techniques and methodologies
Energy Consumption and Conservation Space Utilization (including non-school year use)
Energy Consumption and Conservation Grounds Management Policies / Practices
Energy Consumption and Conservation Rate Design/ Price Signals/ Behavioral Economics/ Rebates
Energy Consumption and Conservation Campus-wide ECMs (Gene Matthews has a list of nearly 250 potential projects.)
Energy Consumption and Conservation Green IT
Energy Consumption and Conservation Metering and Monitoring
Energy Consumption and Conservation Campus Vehicle Fleet
Energy Consumption and Conservation “Smart Grid”
Energy Consumption and Conservation “BIQ” – Building Intelligence Quotient
Energy Consumption and Conservation Central CHP / Cogen
Energy Consumption and Conservation Building Chiller Upgrades/ Removal
Energy Consumption and Conservation Central Chilled Water Expansion
Energy Consumption and Conservation Steam Line/ Tunnel Upgrade (Main Quad) - (Supply and Condensate)
Energy Consumption and Conservation Building level heat distribution systems
Energy Consumption and Conservation Hot water distribution/Heat recovery chillers
Energy Consumption and Conservation Heat recovery in buildings
Energy Consumption and Conservation Condensate Capture (e.g. Robins Medical School)
Energy Consumption and Conservation Condensate Capture for Irrigation
Energy Consumption and Conservation Rainwater capture for irrigation
Energy Consumption and Conservation Reverse Osmosis Water Capture
Energy Consumption and Conservation Fuel Switch – Coal to NG
Energy Consumption and Conservation Biomass
Energy Consumption and Conservation Municipal Solid Waste
Energy Consumption and Conservation Waste to Energy
Energy Consumption and Conservation Solar Thermal
Energy Consumption and Conservation Landfill Gas
Energy Consumption and Conservation Used Oil – Cooking Oil in Diesel equipment experiment
Energy Consumption and Conservation Fuel Cells
Energy Consumption and Conservation Wind – 100kw turbine with WERC
Energy Consumption and Conservation Offshore Wind
Energy Consumption and Conservation Onshore Wind
Energy Consumption and Conservation Solar Electric (OSC)
Energy Consumption and Conservation Battery technology/ energy storage (WERC)
Energy Consumption and Conservation Building Level Turbines/DG (Building CHP)
Energy Consumption and Conservation Pumped Storage
Energy Consumption and Conservation Green Power Purchases
Energy Consumption and Conservation Solar HW – NEO Higher Ed Consortium
Energy Consumption and Conservation Solar PV (coop) – buy arrays after 20 years
Energy Consumption and Conservation Renegotiate with co-op to be able to buy REC’s at discount in exchange for hosting
Energy Consumption and Conservation Geothermal
Information Technology  The university will develop an electricity audit relating to IT and use this as the basis for investing in IT related energy conservation. 
Information Technology  The university will explore means of transitioning to centralized energy management, including the integration of asset and power management software campus-wide. 
Information Technology  The university will explore means of transitioning to centralized server virtualization.  
Information Technology  Work with Energy Consumption & Conservation group to explore free cooling and heat recovery applications  for the data centers
Information Technology  The university will develop a purchasing policy that requires the acquisition of energy efficient IT  equipment 
Information Technology  Provide energy training course to directors of IT infrastructure 
Information Technology  Incentivize or offer energy efficiency power strips for individual workstations
Information Technology  Set printers to only print double-sided / educate people about reducing paper usage 
Information Technology  Utilize software as a service, or outsource vendor services 
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Collaboration with Medical Center Company to develop shared renewable energy resources
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Geothermal/Geoexchange on campus similar to what is taking place at Ball State University
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Green Power Purchase program with utility
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Off-Shore Wind as an example of how to collaborate through MCCo
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Solar Photovoltaic
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Solar Thermal: Domestic Hot  Water
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Solar Thermal: Electric
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Solar Thermal: Heating and Cooling
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Biochar in collaboration with the Farm
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Biochar in collaboration with the University of Panama
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Community based offsets through low-income weatherization program
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Seek endowment funds for campus energy Independence
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups Implement a full scale (50% or greater of energy requirements) renewables dependence project 
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups On campus wind through the Ohio Wind Energy Research and Commercialization Center (Ohio-WERC Center), Dave Matthiesen
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups A possible source of funding may be to write grant proposals to state and federal government agencies for a research/demonstration project for a small scale (less than an acre) solar electric project fort the Valley Vue Farm  for both local use as well as exporting electricity to the grid.
Renewable Energy/Offsets Working Groups a solar thermal water heating system for Veale/Emerson to provide hot water for showers, locker rooms, swimming pools etc.  
Research and Curriculum The university will review environmental/sustainability education at CWRU, to produce a plan that will guide revisions to curriculum. 
Research and Curriculum The university will expand the SURES program to increase activity, broaden the scope to include fields such as humanities, social sciences, arts, management and health and support more work in sustainability topics other than energy. 
Research and Curriculum The university will create an "idea bank", an internally funded competition for research projects relating to improving on-campus energy use and CO2 reduction. 
Research and Curriculum The university will create an incentive initiative like the Glennan Fellows to support development of sustainability in the curriculum.  
Research and Curriculum The university will regularly map or otherwise document student exposure and engagement in sustainability. 
Research and Curriculum The university will use new student orientation as a tool for engagement in sustainability. 
Research and Curriculum The university will expand its programs to stimulate and sustain faculty and student research about climate change/ sustainability.
Research and Curriculum Internships and externships will be developed to advance learning and involvement with climate change/sustainability advocates and other specialists. Orientation sessions (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff) will be tailored to engage every element of the university community in the issues of sustainability and climate change. 
Research and Curriculum The university will continue its collaboration with the Great Lakes Energy Institute, supporting growth in its research in areas such as CCS, energy storage, and soil sequestration.  
Transportation Working Group Rideshare Programs
Transportation Working Group Incentives for people to live closer
Transportation Working Group "Greeny" buses or other shuttles converted to electric or some other less GHG intense option, e.g. bio-diesel
Transportation Working Group Commuter shuttle
Transportation Working Group University Circle transit cooperation
Transportation Working Group University Circle closed to car traffic coupled with bike share program
Transportation Working Group Other bike share program
Transportation Working Group Bike paths/bike lanes to campus
Transportation Working Group Physical facilities for bicycling
Transportation Working Group Cultural change: behavior/attitudes related to bicycles
Transportation Working Group Adelbert restriped with bike lanes by taking the center turn lane out.
Transportation Working Group Close Adelbert to car traffic past the garage entrance
Transportation Working Group Behavioral change: changing perception of how big the campus is and how long it takes to get from place to place
Transportation Working Group Staff having passes to park at multiple locations which further enables intracampus travel
Transportation Working Group Education related to carpool and park and ride options from the West Side
Transportation Working Group Part-time permits or other incentives to promote use of public transit
Transportation Working Group Guaranteed ride home (for emergencies)
Transportation Working Group Transportation Demand Management
Transportation Working Group Parking department not being a parking department but being an access department
Transportation Working Group Installation of charging stations
Transportation Working Group Car Share utilizing the fleet vehicles after hours
Transportation Working Group Raising rates to discourage driving of cars??? Impact on revenue?
Transportation Working Group Right size demand…
Transportation Working Group Heated waiting places for the "Greeny"
Transportation Working Group Move some of the stops so they are visible from the buildings
Transportation Working Group "Next Bus" is available…more promotion necessary?
Transportation Working Group Reliability of "Next Bus" system
Transportation Working Group Between 5 and 7 pm the system is not reliable
Transportation Working Group Use abandoned bikes for campus bike share.
Transportation Working Group Cleveland bike co-op
Transportation Working Group Recruiting/interviews via video conference
Transportation Working Group Purchase offsets through airlines ($25,000 to $35,000 per year to offset)
Transportation Working Group Car travel for closer destination instead of air travel (BWI/ORD)
Transportation Working Group Risk management with 15-passenger vans…only 9 allowed currently
Waste Working Group The university will improve its education related to waste reduction and recycling. 
Waste Working Group The university will share waste reduction practices with other institutions in the area and the city to identify means of collaboration and adoption of best practices. 
Waste Working Group The university will expand its materials to be recycled to include aluminum, batteries, cell phones, concrete asphalt, sheetrock, film media and cases, plastic containers and bags, signs, banners, packaging materials, Styrofoam, tennis balls and transparencies. 
Waste Working Group Procurement – toxics use reduction motivated procurement (urge or compel replacing more toxic for less toxic materials (e.g. cleaning materials, lab materials, construction materials)

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Waste Working Group Operations – “move-in/move-out day program” to facilitate student contribution of goods that can be donated to charities and extra services to best capture surplus recycling generated during these events. 
Waste Working Group Procurement – waste prevention as factor in selecting office equipment (e.g. electronic interface, double-sided capabilities; sourcing and purchasing for durability). 
Waste Working Group Operations – replace paper documents with online alternatives (e.g. telephone directories, course catalogs, room selection, bill payment, grade distribution)
Waste Working Group Procurement -- excess packaging as factor in procurement (e.g. require vendors shipping on a pallet to take it back with the next delivery; redesign shipping packaging for waste minimization or recyclability).
Waste Working Group The university will create a program to incentives to reward individual units or buildings that excel at waste reduction.
Waste Working Group Education and Incentives – suggestions system that provides mechanism for campus community to report wasteful practices and offer suggestions for waste reduction.
Waste Working Group The university will create a program to give reusable supplies to local schools. 
Waste Working Group The university will increase farm programs that complement university recycling and composting programs. 
Waste Working Group The university will invest in equipment to support staff as they enhance recycling and composting programs.
Waste Working Group The university dining will adopt a "no bag" policy for take out. 
Waste Working Group Procurement practices (primarily at the university’s central procurement office, in its construction standards, and through its food services vendor) will be revisited to meet objectives of reducing campus waste, increasing the proportion of campus materials that can be recycled, and decreasing the toxicity of campus-purchased goods. 
Waste Working Group The campus will improve its recycling program to capture a greater proportion of materials already recycled and composted and to expand this program to include more materials.  This initiative will focus on the activities of three campus entities: residential life, dining and food service, and general campus maintenance.