Strategy 3.0 Reduced Transportation-Related Emissions
Reducing commuting-related travel and converting to a more efficient fuel will help UIC achieve its commitment to be a Carbon Neutral Campus and could reduce UIC's GHG emissions by 10,000 MTCO2e annually. Read the full report, including how we calculated the greenhouse gas reduction potential in the full Climate Action Implementation Plan.
3.1 Reduce Commuting-Related Emissions
Solution 3.1.1 Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
18.104.22.168 Transit Incentives for Faculty and Staff
22.214.171.124 Bicycle Network
This solution will insert bicycle-friendly practices into the Campus Master Plan like bike parking and infrastructure and add additional parking throughout campus.
3.2 Reduce University Business Travel-Related Emissions
Solution 3.2.1 Fleet Efficiency (Fuel Switch)
Using fuels with less carbon for university vehicles means less carbon emissions for the university. GHG emissions in this category are associated with traveling from one part of campus to another in a university vehicle like the campus shuttle, departmental, trades, and grounds vehicles. The goal for this Portfolio Solution is to increase the number of hybrid, electric, and CNG vehicles by 5% in 5 years (2023), 15% in 10 years (2028), and 20% in 15 years (2033).