|"Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can't measure something, you can't understand it. If you can't understand it, you can't control it. If you can't control it, you can't improve it."|
|---H. James Harrington, International Advisor for Ernst & Young|
Communicating our sustainability initiatives and measuring our progress is essential to catalyzing our campus toward true sustainability. The highest levels of administration at the University of Utah have committed our campus to achieving climate neutrality and to integrating sustainability as a core value of the institution.
The EESI-CAP (pdf) is the University of Utah's roadmap to achieving climate neutrality and sustainability.
The University of Utah signed on to the ACUPCC on Earth Day 2008. This commitment led to the development of the EESI-CAP.
The University of Utah signed on to the Better Buildings Challenge in 2011 and committed our campus to achieving 20% energy efficiency by 2020.
The University of Utah's Strategic Plan includes sustainability as one of the seven core values of the institution.
The Campus Master Plan gives physical form to the University's mission to engage, prepare, and partner with our neighbors, national and international friends, and campus students, faculty, and staff.