Brandeis Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Brandeis University measures the following emissions as part of its greenhouse gas inventory:
- Stationary combustion: use of natural gas and oil in onsite equipment such as the central heating plant, residential heating, boilers, water heaters, etc.
- Direct transportation: Fuel used by university-owned vehicles.
- Refrigerants: Refrigerants used in the operation of on-campus refrigeration equipment.
- Purchased electricity.
- Faculty, staff and student commuting.
- University-funded air travel booked via the university’s travel agency (to the extent that data is available).
- Electricity transmission and distribution losses.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Proportion of TotalScope 1 and 2
|Source of emissions||Percentage of Total|
|Natural gas & oil||58.4%|
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|