Roberts Abstract

Climate Neutrality at Harvey Mudd College: Fact or Fiction?

There are a number of big, bold and far-reaching policy initiatives being developed that, if implemented, will significantly alter the "business as usual" approach to how buildings, infrastructure and communities are planned, built and operated. This talk reviews some of these emerging voluntary and regulatory drivers (e.g., California's Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Energy Plan, updates to California's Title 24 Building Energy Code, SB 375, the "President's Climate Commitment", etc.). The feasibility of some of these "big-bold" policies will then be evaluated in the campus-context.