Achieving Reduced Carbon Emissions
In 2005 Yale committed to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 43% below 2005 levels by 2020. In an effort to achieve this goal, the University has committed to reducing energy use within buildings through conservation and efficiency, adhering to sustainable construction and renovation standards for buildings, increasing efficiency in Yale’s on-campus power plants, and promoting behavioral shifts by building occupants.
As an illustration of this campus-wide, coordinated effort explore a variety stories, videos, and news articles all about how Yale has accomplished reducing its carbon emissions.
Yale has reduced emissions by 20% since 2005. These reductions equal the amount of greenhouse gases produced by more than 30,000 homes in a year. Read all about Yale’s goal and the stats behind how we got it done.
Verified Carbon Offsets purchased from offsite projects have complemented the on-campus reductions, enabling us to take more timely action on climate. (Yale Sustainability)
Sustainability spotlight — Thomas Downing (Internal Communications)
Yale Experts Explain The Paris Climate Agreement (Yale Sustainability)
Yale Experts Explain Carbon Neutrality (Yale Sustainability)