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 2021)
Source of emissions Percentage of Total
Natural gas & oil 60%
Electricity 38.5%
Campus vehicles 1.4%
Refrigerants 0.1%

CO2e Emissions

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%

Interactive Carbon Footprint Dashboard

View our interactive dashboard to or view the accessible version.