Project Abstract

A growing number of universities and cities have created sustainability plans as a means to improve their communities and track environmental performance. However, the process of compiling, monitoring and reporting necessary performance information is highly complex. In conjunction with the Sustainability Program at University of California, Santa Barbara, this project will create a prototype of an environmental management system that will conveniently track specified indicators at designated spatial and temporal scales. This management system will allow UCSB personnel to monitor and report campus sustainability performance and to make informed decisions linked to specific sustainability goals.