ACU's greenhouse gas footprint
Published: Monday 30th March 2015
The Properties Directorate recently completed the most comprehensive greenhouse gas account ever compiled for ACU. The account covers more than 98 per cent of the University's greenhouse gas emissions – from the gas and electricity supplied to our campuses, to the greenhouse emissions resulting from uses of taxis and air travel by ACU staff.
|CO2(e) emission*||Greatest contributors to ACU's greenhouse gas footprint|
|21,900 tonnes||1. electricity consumption|
2. domestic and international air travel
3. vehicle travel (including taxis and shuttle buses)
ACU is a relatively low-emitter of greenhouse gases compared with many Australian universities and indeed, many Australian businesses. However, it is vital to measure our emissions now so that we are well-placed to reduce them in future in response to either external or internal environmental forces.
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For more information about ACU's sustainability initiatives, please email Sustainability Coordinator Mark Doggett.
*CO2(e)=Carbon Dioxide equivalent; a measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases, based on their global warming potential.