The UConn Office of Sustainability performs an audit every year to determine our annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The data from this inventory is used in annual reporting for AASHE Stars Reporting, Sierra Club Cool Schools, and Second Nature President's Carbon Commitment.
Scope 1 (Direct Energy Usage): Stationary and Transport Fuels (including Co-Gen), Fertilizers, Animals, Refrigerants
Scope 2 (Indirect Energy Usage): Purchased Non-renewable Electricity, Heat, and other Utilities
Scope 3 (Other Indirect): Commuting, Purchasing, Waste and Wastewater
UConn’s Office of Sustainability uses the University of New Hampshire SIMAP Calculator to store and track greenhouse gas information.
The sources of UConn's greenhouse gas emissions are shown by category in the pie chart below. Scope 1 emissions, including the Co-Gen plant, make up most of the pie.