Carbon Footprint

Brandeis Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Brandeis reports its greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory publicly online. Below is a brief snapshot of our GHG emissions over time. For more detailed reports on our annual emissions by source and category, please refer to our public reporting page in SIMAP.

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
Fiscal year 2021 (July 2020-June 2021); fiscal year 2022 will be posted soon.
Source of emissions Percentage of Total
Natural gas & oil 60%
Electricity 38.5%
Campus vehicles 1.4%
Refrigerants 0.1%

CO2e Emissions and goals

Scope 1 and 2
(FY 2015-FY 2021)

Year Emissions (in metric tonnes) Change over prior year Goals/ change over baseline
FY 2015 28,363 Baseline figure
FY 2016 25,183 -11.2%
FY 2017 25,477 +1.2%
FY 2018 24,454 -4.0% FY 18 goal: -10%; actual: -13.8%
FY 2019 25,893 +5.9%
FY 2020 23,976 -7.4% FY 20 goal: -15%; actual: -15.5%
FY 2021 23,117 -3.6% Most recent FY: -18.5%