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.