- Green Building
- Natural Features
- Planning & Policy
REDUCTION GOAL: By 2012, reduce net emissions from electricity to no more than
500 t CO2e
|80,503 t CO2e||31,074 t CO2e||28,543 t CO2e||42,854 t CO2e||500 t CO2e|
In FY08, gross emissions from electricity generation and distribution was the largest source of emissions for OSU, contributing over 85,000 t CO2e. However, due to the large purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) funded by student‐endorsed
renewable energy fee, net emissions for electricity amounted to just over 32,000 t CO2e. Electricity use has grown by 19% since 1998, the oldest year with intact data. Emissions from electricity are expected to decrease by 50% over the coming years as a result of the Energy Center.
|Strategy 1||Increase efficiency of electrical system|
|# of projects||Est. CO2e mitigated||# of projects||Est. CO2e mitigated|
|1. Replace T12 lamps and ballasts with T8 components|
|Strategy 2||Decrease user electricity consumption (conservation)
|# of installations||Est. CO2e mitigated||# of installations||Est. CO2e mitigated|
|1. Install occupancy sensors||5||
|2. Ensure that power management on CPUs, monitors and printers is active||
For more detail, please see OSU Climate Plan pages 27-28.