Wesleyan University Carbon Footprint

FY 2008 - 2014

The data below are in megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e), which includes emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases.

 

FY 08

FY 09

FY 10

FY 11

FY 12

FY 13

FY 14

% change 2008-14

Scope 1

Heating, Cooling, & Campus-Generated Electricity 14,176 15,045 18,248 19,148 16,372 16,833 18,046 +27%
Campus Fleet 349 396 375 332 340 333 307 -12%
Fertilizer & Refrigerants 40 143 117 99 67 82 135 +238%
Scope 2 Purchased Electricity 10,653 7,617 3,913 3,807 3,984 4,497 2,469 -77%
Scope 3 Air Travel (Business & Study Abroad) 3,623 3,945 3,778 3,846 4,048 3,483 3,908 +8%
Ground Travel  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A  43 35 340 N/A
Commuting 1,407 1,310 1,207 1,165 1,190 1,036 1,388 -1%
Trash -35 -34 -29 -32 -27 -28 -33 -6%
Paper 64 106 92 79 141 125 92 +44%
Wastewater 54 31 34 36 30 N/A 34 -37%
Transmission & Distribution Losses 1,054 753 387 377 399 445 153 -73%
Offsets RECs/Composting 
 -210 -303 -1,880 -   -   -72 -57  
Total Gross  31,384  29,313  28,122  28,857  26,683 26,842 25,517 -19%
Net  31,174  29,010  26,242  28,857  26,683 26,769 25,460 -18%

FY 2004

FY 2005

FY 2006

FY 2007

FY 2008

FY 2009

FY 2010

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

FY 2014

FY 2015

Heat, AC, & Campus-Generated Electricity

17,044 17,469 17,803 15,665 14,251 16,960 18,338 19,250 16,452 16,882 16,663 17,595

Purchased Electricity

13,098 12,696 13,216 10,477 10,677 7,637 3,890 3,784 3,961 4,470 2,476 3,874

Electricity Transmission & Distribution Losses

1,295 1,256 1,307 1,036 1,056 755 240 234 245 276 153 239

Air Travel (Business and Study abroad)

3,387 3,311 4,051 3,874 3,537 3,639 3,381 3,321 3,347 3,194 3,709 4,207

Commuting

1,684 1,737 1,704 1,642 1,660 1,560 1,451 1,401 1,430 1,552 1,635 1,692

Campus Vehicle Fleet

392 368 437 425 353 400 379 335 340 333 338 358

Ground Travel

45 46 45 44 43 43 148 190 182 216 339 348

Fertilizer & Refrigerants

131 36 67 41 40 144 120 572 469 1565 141 830

Paper

N/A N/A N/A 73 64 106 92 79 143 127 92 68

Wastewater

N/A N/A N/A 54 54 31 34 36 30 31 34 41

Trash (Incinerator)

-44 -44 -44 -44 -44 -44 -39 -43 -38 -40 -33 -36

Other

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 177 454
Total
37,032
36,873
38,586
33,287
31,691
31,232
28,035
29,158
26,562
28,606
25,548
29,216

Offsets (RECs and Composting)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 -12 -12
Net Emissions
37,032
36,873
38,586
33,287
31,691
31,232
28,035
29,158
26,562
28,611
25,560
29,229