Air + Emissions

Tackling campus emissions

As the campus works towards the goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, as laid out in the Campus Energy Master Plan, IUPUI is also committed to consistently re-examining the improving business case for large scale renewable energy.

Given the most recent climate science consensus as presented by the IPCC, IUPUI Sustaianbility supports more aggressive targets that are needed to avoid catastrophic climate change impacts—such as 45% GHG reduction by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.

Carbon emission types

Scope 1

Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by IUPUI.  Emission sources in this category include fuel burned by the campus fleet, fertilizer, animal emissions, and natural gas distribution.

Scope 2

Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by IUPUI. Emissions sources in this category include purchased electricity and steam.

Scope 3

Scope 3 emissions are from sources not owned or directly controlled by IUPUI but related to campus activities.  Emission sources in this category include fuel burned by those commuting to campus, university travel, purchased items, and emissions from contracted waste disposal and wastewater treatment.

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