What is a GHG Inventory?

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.

UConn’s Office of Sustainability uses the University of New Hampshire SIMAP Calculator to store and track greenhouse gas information.


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