ACUPCC Reporting System

Implementation Profile for University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Submitted on September 9, 2009; last updated on September 16, 2009

Institution Information

Basic Carnegie Classification RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)
Control Public
Location Las Vegas, NV
Community Setting Urban fringe of large city
USDOE Climate Zone 3
Current President or Chancellor's Name Neal Smatresk
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website
Sustainability Website

Implementation Structure

Implementation Liaison's Name Thomas Piechota
Implementation Liaison's Title Director of Sustainability and Multidisciplinary Research
Implementation Liaison's Department Research Division
Format of Structure Other
Number of Individuals in Structure 11-20
Stakeholder Groups Represented Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff
Description The Sustainability Council is an outgrowth of recommendations from the Sustainability Task Force. It also brings together two groups working on campus operations, and research/education. It is Co-Chaired by the Campus Sustainability Coordinator (Tara Pike) and Director of Sustainability and Multidisciplinary Research (Tom Piechota)

Tangible Actions

1. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.

No: No information provided.

2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.

No: No information provided.

3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.

No: No information provided.

4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.

No: No information provided.

5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.

No: No information provided.

6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.

No: No information provided.

7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.

Yes: No information provided.