2019 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Now Available
January 09, 2020
In a joint effort between Facilities and the Sustainability Center, the newest greenhouse gas inventory has been completed. As part of the university’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2030, the inventory provides information needed to assess the effectiveness of steps taken so far. The most extensive inventory to date, the report quantifies campus emissions from FY17 to FY19 and compares emissions to previous reports. Emissions are down 30% since accounting began in 2005, largely thanks to increases in energy efficiency and improvements in operations.
In recent years, however, progress has slowed with some emissions sources on campus increasing each year. The top five largest sources of emissions on campus are: electricity consumption (51.4%), stationary fuel use such as natural gas (15.3%), animals/fertilizer (7.9%), directly financed travel (7.6%) and food consumption (6.4%).
See the full report on the Sustainability Center website.
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