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Sustainability Quick Facts 2010

2010
Number: 
18,925
Label: 
metric tons CO2
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Carbon footprint: 18,925 metric tons CO2 (includes impact of REC purchase)
  • Scope One (on campus stationary, heating and campus fleet): 10,171 metric tons CO2
  • Scope Two (purchased electricity): 6,980 metric tons CO2 (without REC purchase)
  • Scope Three (fac/staff commute, business travel, solid waste, agriculture): 2,749 metric tons CO2

Energy Usage and Production

  • Heating: 51% of carbon footprint (168,613 MMBtu Natural Gas + 51,296 gallons #6 oil)
  • Electricity: 37% of carbon footprint (16,773,514 kwh), 32% with RECs
  • Cogeneration produced: 1,007,700 kwh
  • Renewable Energy Purchase: 2,343,000 kwh (National Wind)

Miscellaneous

  • Recycling: 27% recycling rate
  • Fertilizer: 2,693 lbs synthetic nitrogen + 2,020 lbs organic nitrogen
  • Gasoline: 49,009 gallons
  • Diesel: 9,233 gallons
  • Transportation: 25% of employees commute to work in a means other than 'a single-person vehicle commuter' (11% walk/jog; 9% carpool; 5% bike)