An outgrowth of UUCF’s Climate Action Group, the Paris Pledge Initiative is committed to reducing CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions generated by UUCF’s consumption of electricity and natural gas. In solidarity with the agreement reached at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, we have proposed the following objectives for our community:
- Reduce UUCF’s CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030.
- Reach a state of “net zero” CO2 emissions for UUCF by 2050. We are tracking our progress in reducing UUCF’s greenhouse gas emissions. More information coming soon.
In 2016, we commissioned an updated Energy Audit Report for UUCF. This report recommended a number of projects as offering significant potential to help UUCF reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The first project, which has been approved by the UUCF Board of Directors and Coordinating Team, is the LED Lighting Project LED Lighting Project, which will migrate the majority of UUCF lighting to LED bulbs and fixtures. Other potential Paris Pledge projects, including single pane window replacement/modification, are in the planning stage.
The UUCF Paris Pledge initiative has the support and participation of UUCF Climate Action Group and the following UUCF committees: Coordinating Team, Social Justice Council, Property Stewardship Council and Green Sanctuary Group. For more information, please contact Dave Anderson.LED Lighting Project
Paris Pledge links
LED Lighting Project
The objective of the LED Lighting Project is to replace existing incandescent and Compact Fluorescent (CFL) lights at UUCF with Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs and integrated LED fixtures. Details are as follows:
- Original scope limited to replacements with 4-year pay back.
- Added additional lighting replacements for aesthetics and additional energy saving considerations.
- Added upgraded sensors for restrooms
We expect to save at least 50% of the electricity currently consumed by lighting after the new lighting is installed. Upfront investment for these upgrades will be provided from internal sources with the expectation of using Reach Campaign funds when they become available, likely in 2017. For more information, please contact Dave Anderson.here