Progress Report for Bellevue College
Submitted on Jan. 13, 2012; Last updated on May 1, 2013
The Progress Report is intended to help signatories assess and track progress toward the goals outlined
in their Climate Action Plans and to share that progress with their stakeholders and the general public.
General Statement of Progress
Bellevue College has made decisive steps on sustainability in the last few years. The students and campus Environmental Advisory Committee laid the groundwork by developing a climate action plan, setting up communications tools and engaging with campus operations staff. The hiring of Sustainability and Resource Conservation Manager in 2010 a partnership of the students and the College and a faculty Sustainability Curriculum Manager in 2011 has allowed the vision of the students and advisory committee to begin to be realized. The College is posed to make great strides in reducing emissions in transportation after cross College collaboration on a transportation management plan that is being implemented in 2010-2011 and major retrofits of lighting, water and HVAC systems slated for consideration 2011-2012.
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|Climate Neutrality Target Date:||2050|
|Interim Milestone Emission-Reduction Target||Target Date||Baseline*|
|5% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions||by 2015||relative to baseline emissions in 2010|
|20% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions||by 2020||relative to baseline emissions in 2010|
|60% reduction in Total Scopes 1, 2, 3 Emissions||by 2030||relative to baseline emissions in 2010|
|Reporting Year||Gross Emissions||Net Emissions||Full Time Enrollments||Total Bldg. Sq. Ft.||[action]|
|2008||22341.3||22217.3||10803.0||626910.0||[ view ]|
|2010||28117.2||28086.2||13129.0||691148.0||[ view ]|
|2011||29589.0||29558.0||13211.0||691148.0||[ view ]|
|2012||28339.0||28290.0||13813.0||691148.0||[ view ]|
Change in GHG gross emissions
Student enrollment drove an increase in emissions from commuting.
Change in GHG emissions per 1000 sq.ft. building space
5.36562254926Building energy increased slightly due to the addition of a science building with labs classrooms and a 100% outside air HVAC system.
Change in GHG emissions per full time enrollment (FTE)
-0.0164463855723FTE captures only a fraction of our total enrollment of more 18,000-19,000 per quarter which grew slightly faster than FTE's.
How is your institution making climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students?We hired a sustainabiltiy coordinator and PT sustainability curriculum manager, we are marketing sustainabiltiy courss, we choose a sustainabilty focused book as our annual book of the year, we are hold events and opportunities to engage in campus audits.
Education methods in use
- Offered professional development to all faculty in sustainability education.
Does your institution offer an undergraduate degree program(s) related to climate change/sustainability?No
Does your institution offer a graduate degree program in climate change/sustainability?No
Does your institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?Yes
If applicable, how is your institution expanding research efforts toward the achievement of climate neutrality research?N?A
How is your institution expanding community outreach efforts toward the achievement of climate neutrality?We have been engaged with our city and our neighbors by serving on a commitee overseeing an area landuse plan.
Does your institution participate in community climate change and or sustainability partnerships?Yes
Has your institution advocated for federal, state, and/or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance your goal of climate neutrality?Yes
Energy Efficiency Projects
Number of Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects planned, but not yet implemented:17
Number of Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects completed since signing the ACUPCC:0
Number of buildings that have received a green building certification since signing the ACUPCC:1
Number of green buildings planned or scheduled for completion in the next 2 years:1
For all buildings, the green building certification/rating used is:USGBC:LEED
Has your Climate Action Plan and/or related sustainability efforts saved your institution money so far, e.g. by reducing operational expenses?yes
- Financing Methods utilized for Mitigation or Renewable Energy Projects:
- Student Green Fees
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