American Studies

Carbon Emissions

For more information on Wesleyan's carbon footprint, view the 2013 Carbon Update

Wesleyan University Carbon Emissions (MTCO2e)

FY 2008 – FY 2013

   

FY 2008

FY 2009

FY 2010

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

% change 2008-13

Scope 1 Heating, Cooling, & Campus-Generated Electricity 14,176 15,045 18,248 19,148 16,372 16,833 +15.8%
Fleet Vehicles 349 396 375 332 340 333 -4.8%
Agriculture & Refrigerants 40 143 117 99 67 82 +51.2%
Scope 2 Purchased Electricity 10,653 7,617 3,913 3,807 3,984 4,497 -73.1%
Scope 3 Air Travel (University & Study Abroad) 3,623 3,945 3,778 3,846 4,048 3,483 -24.9%
Other Travel  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A  43 35 N/A
Commuting 1,407 1,310 1,207 1,165 1,190 1,036 -35.8%
Solid Waste (35) (34) (29) (32) (27) (28) -20.0%
Paper 64 106 92 79 141 125 +204.5%
Wastewater 54 31 34 36 30 N/A -44.0%
T&D Losses 1,054 753 387 377 399 445 -74.2%
Offsets REC Purchases/Composting Offsets
 (210) (303) (1,880) -   -   (72)  
Total Gross  31,384  29,313  28,122  28,857  26,683 26,842 -16.9%
Net  31,174  29,010  26,242  28,857  26,683 26,769 -16.5%