Being over 50,000 square feet, the Nalanda Campus building is subject to the "Boulder Building Performance Ordinance" which requires that we perform things such as annual energy reporting to the city and an Ashrae Level II Energy Audit. From the City of Boulder's website:
This ordinance requires privately-owned commercial and industrial buildings and city-owned buildings to do the following:
In 2015 the American Colleges and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) was re-branded as the "Carbon Commitment" by its organizing body Second Nature. As part of the changes, Second Nature also added two additional commitments. Naropa is looking to increase its commitment level by signing the "Climate Commitment" which includes a resilience aspect, sometime in 2017.
The sustainability staff is working on updating Naropa's Sustainability Tracking and Rating System report, also know as STARS. As the report stands currently, Naropa has a silver rating. However, we are hoping that will further investigation and with the changes that have occurred over the 2015/2016 school year that we can get a gold rating.
Naropa's Climate Action Plan was last updated in 2013. The goal is to update the Climate Action Plan this year to reflect progress on sustainability measures since 2013, as well as the addition of new goals and commitments since. Some important things that will be added to the next update to the Climate Action Plan include measures such as: