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Sustainability Quick Facts 2013

2013
Number: 
14,901
Label: 
metric tons eCO2

 

 

 

 

(Abbreviations: eCO2  = carbon dioxide equivalents, REC = renewable energy certificate, MMBtu = one million British thermal units, kWh = kilowatt hour)

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Carbon footprint: 14,901 metric tons eCO2 (includes impact of REC purchase)
  • Scope One (heating, campus vehicles, agriculture & refrigerants): 10,509 metric tons eCO2
  • Scope Two (purchased electricity): 3,109 metric tons eCO2 (without REC purchase)
  • Scope Three (fac/staff commute, business travel & solid waste): 1,283 metric tons eCO2

Energy Usage and Production

  • Heating: 66% of greenhouse gas footprint (181,597 MMBtu:  177,032 MMBtu Natural Gas + 4,565 MMBtu #6 oil)
  • Electricity: 24% of carbon footprint (16,067,244 kWh), 21% with RECs
  • Cogeneration produced: 997,200 kWh
  • Renewable Energy Purchase: 2,364,000 kWh (Clean Source-some or all of the following technology types: wind, solar, low-impact hydro, biomass)

Miscellaneous

  • Fertilizer: 2,607 lbs synthetic nitrogen + 2,464 lbs organic nitrogen
  • Gasoline: 50,676 gallons
  • Diesel: 7,645 gallons
  • Transportation: 23% of employees commute to work in a means other than 'a single-person vehicle commuter' (11% walk/jog; 6% carpool; 6% bike)