American Studies

Carbon Emissions

For more information on Wesleyan's carbon footprint, view the 2013 Carbon Update. FY 2014 data will be available in late 2014 or early 2015.

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%