Our Carbon Footprint
Our Carbon Footprint Baseline
Our carbon emissions baseline for 2005/6 is almost 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. This baseline includes emissions from buildings, refrigerant gas leaks, waste to landfill and the University fleet.
The figure below shows how our carbon emissions have changed from 2005/6 to 2013/14 (estimated values for this year). It shows a general reduction to 2013/14 of over 30%. The reduction in 2007/8 is believed to be a result of data error rather than attributed to any deliberate actions. The University has been investing in energy management and efficiency significantly over the last 5 years which will have contributed to this overall reduction.