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Clone of Sustainability Quick Facts 2014

2014
Number: 
16,493
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: 16,493 metric tons eCO2 (includes impact of REC purchase)
  • Scope One (heating, campus vehicles, agriculture & refrigerants): 11,737 metric tons eCO2
  • Scope Two (purchased electricity): 3,835 metric tons eCO2 (without REC purchase)
  • Scope Three (fac/staff commute, business travel & solid waste): 1,473 metric tons eCO2

Energy Usage and Production

  • Heating: 66% of greenhouse gas footprint (193,565 MMBtu:  182,001 MMBtu Natural Gas + 11,564 MMBtu #6 oil)
  • Electricity: 23% of carbon footprint (16,612,019 kWh), 20% with RECs
  • Cogeneration produced: 998,100 kWh
  • Renewable Energy Purchase: 2,390,186 kWh (National Wind)

Miscellaneous

  • Fertilizer: 4,297 lbs synthetic nitrogen + 1,954 lbs organic nitrogen
  • Gasoline: 55,091 gallons
  • Diesel: 9,539 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)