Climate Action Plan


This public page is the storehouse for resources and information for the working group addressing buildings issues as they relate to greenhouse gas emissions at Auburn. As the Climate Action Planning (CAP) process continues, resources will be added to this page.

All meetings of the working groups are open to the public. As meeting times and locations are established they will be posted on the calendar below.

If you have any questions about Auburn's Climate Action Planning process, please feel free to email



Important background materials

Auburn's Carbon Inventory/Climate Action Plan FAQ

American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment FAQs

Climate Action Planning Guide (AASHE)

(If you would prefer the AASHE guide as a .pdf you can download it here)

Email listerver for Group

Example CAPs from other schools

Complete compilation of all example CAPs

University of Florida CAP 2009

UNC Chapel Hill CAP 2009

UC Berkeley CAP 2007

Yale GHG Reduction Strategy (not ACUPCC signatory)

General resources

Raw copy of the campus carbon inventory calculation spreadsheet

User's Guide for campus carbon inventory calculator

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative

Buildings specific resources

AU Building Design Guidelines

Auburn existing building design guidelines with comments added

AU Image and Character Guidelines (large: 84MB)

AU Energy use resources

AU Facilities Campus Energy Management Page

Energy projects already under consideration on campus

LEED 3.0 materials

LEED 2009 design guidelines - New Construction

LEED 2009 design guidelines - Existing Buildings

Google Doc spreadsheet of LEED 3.0 points (NC & EB) related to AU CAP Working Groups

Harvard Green Building Loan Fund

Harvard Green Loan Fund Website

Guide for creating a revolving loan fund on campus (from AASHE)

Summary of Green funds on US campuses (from AASHE)

Powerpoint highlighting Harvard's green building timeline

Article describing the Green Loan Fund from Harvard Business School

State Energy Efficiency Codes

California Title 24

Architecture 2030 guidelines

Architecture 2030

RMI Publication on overcoming barriers to campus emissions reductions:

Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives

CAP reports that we are using as models for our final product:

Portland City Climate Action Plan

Shared Documents for the Group:

Spreadsheet of LEED 3.0 NC & EB credits related to other CAP Groups

Comments on AU Image and Character Guidlines as they relate to this group

AU Buildings CAP Common Document

Meeting Agendas/Minutes



Calendar of Buildings working group activity plan

This calendar provides a tentative timeline for the planning process. As we advance through the process there will undoubtedly be changes made to the timeline that will be reflected here.