American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
After Luther College President Richard Torgerson became a member of ACUPCC in January 2007, Luther’s administration has decided to take the following tangible actions related to implementing the commitment:
All new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
All new appliances will be ENERGY STAR certified.
Luther has signed a contract to offset emissions from at least 15 percent of its electricity consumption by purchasing RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES from a local community wind project.