Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

A greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory is an essential step toward the creation of a successful Climate Action Plan for any institution, entity, or city. A GHG inventory does not carry any mitigation goals; however it is meant to estimate and track emissions discharged by a particular entity into the atmosphere. 

Every two years, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) submits a GHG report for the previous two years as part of the Presidents Climate Commitment. To view past year’s greenhouse gas reports visit the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment’s website. To learn more about the University's GHG emissions and track the dynamics of our GHG emissions please visit the WOW Dashboard.

Greenhouse Gas Wedge Diagram

The published climate action plan describes several mitigation strategies that Philadelphia University is planning to apply in order to fulfill its ACUPCC program commitment to become net zero emission campus by 2035. However, due to the projected results, it is reported that mitigation strategies will only cover up to 76.9% of emissions by 2035, the remainder will be accomplished through various offset projects. Our wedge diagram presents how different campus operations contribute to the overall amount of GHG emissions.

Wedge Diagram