Carbon Footprint

Brandeis Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Brandeis University measures the following emissions as part of its greenhouse gas inventory:

Scope 1

Scope 2

Scope 3

Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Proportion of Total

Scope 1 and 2
(FY 2020)
Source of emissions Percentage of Total
Natural gas & oil 58.4%
Electricity 40.2%
Campus vehicles 1.2%
Refrigerants 0.2%

CO2e Emissions

Scope 1 and 2
(FY 2015-FY 2020)

Year Emissions (in metric tonnes) Change over prior year Change over baseline
FY 2015 28,386 Baseline figure
FY 2016 25,210 -11.2% -11.2%
FY 2017 25,506 +1.2% -10.1%
FY 2018 24,159 -5.3% -14.9%
FY 2019 26,235 +8.6% -7.6%
FY 2020 24,282 -7.8% -14.5%