Welcome to UC Berkeley's Climate Action Partnership
The Cal Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) is a collaboration of faculty, administration, staff, and students working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at UC Berkeley. CalCAP's work includes:
- Conducting and third-party verifying an annual ten-source greenhouse gas emissions inventory to track our progress.
- Engaging the community and guiding action through climate planning and reporting.
- Developing and implementing infrastructure and behavioral strategies to reduce the climate impacts of buildings and transportation.
- Setting and meeting a series of emission reduction targets until climate neutrality is achieved.
Recent CalCAP Highlights
- Cal Climate Action Partnership was honored with a clean air award from Breathe California. Berkeley was one of seven institutions, businesses and individuals to win 2012 Clean Air Awards.
- The 2011 greenhouse gas inventory shows a decrease in emissions of almost 4% relative to the 2010 inventory. With the 2011 inventory totaling 183,500 metric tons CO2e, the campus has achieved the lowest annual level of emissions since 2006.
- The campus Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) has completed numerous lighting, HVAC, and commissioning energy efficiency projects. The SEP projects are anticipated to reduce 17,500 metric tons CO2e.
- The campus now has a comprehensive energy management program that includes departmental incentives to reduce energy use and a behavioral campaign to engage the community in energy conservation. The program includes real-time building energy dashboards.
- The CalCAP Steering Committee developed draft UC Berkeley guidelines for acquiring Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets.