BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- At the direction of President Pamela Whitten, Indiana University has established a Climate Action Planning Committee to develop comprehensive recommendations to identify short- and long-term opportunities to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from its various campuses and units.
Largely through reduction in electrical consumption and elimination of the use of coal on the IU Bloomington campus, IU has already been able to reduce its carbon footprint in the past decade. For example, IU Bloomington has reduced greenhouse gas emission by 38 percent during this period. Much of this progress has been related to investments in renovation and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure, and an established commitment to building design standards set forward by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system, known as LEED.