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Our Goals – Utilities & Operations

Reduce Penn’s building-related carbon emissions by 40% by 2020 (2009=baseline year)

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Our Commitment

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A message from Penn President Amy Gutmann on the introduction of the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0, the university's roadmap for environmental sustainability.

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Penn Sustainability is a University-wide initiative to advance environmental sustainability at the University of Pennsylvania, and coordinate programs to develop a more sustainable campus.

Penn's continual improvement in its ecological performance

Penn’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 represents a vision for our university’s environmental future.

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Significant progress has been made on all of the initial goals from the 2009 Climate Action Plan, and some have been greatly exceeded. In each initiative there have been noteworthy successes, owing to the dedicated efforts of all members of Penn's Schools, Centers and Administration.

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Meet the team behind sustainability initiatives at Penn! Housed in Facilities and Real Estate Services, Penn's Sustainability Office includes Sustainability Analyst Madeline Schuh and Sustainability Coordinator Elizabeth Main.

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Penn Sustainability is pleased to present to the Penn community the FY17 Sustainability Annual Report, which documents progress towards the goals of Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP2.0)

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Penn Sustainability is pleased to present its annual report based on data and metrics from fiscal year 2018 gathered from across many academic and administrative units at Penn.

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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System ™ (STARS ® ) is a transparent, self reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.