Carbon Emissions In-Brief: The New School is committed to reducing
carbon emissions by 30% as compared with a 2014 baseline, by 2025. Emissions have been reduced by 5.1% over the
past year. Emissions are driven largely
by electricity use.
Emissions by Source: A snapshot of the sources (Scope 1 & 2) of the The New School’s emissions. Electricity use is the dominant cause of The New School’s emissions.
vs Projected Emissions: A 10-year outlook on The New School’s CO2reduction commitment, and anticipated change in portfolio profile. Oil will be replaced by natural gas and thus gas consumption will increase over time, however, gas is less carbon-intensive fuel
Total CO2e Emissions: Total historical emissions since 2006 at The New School, and our goal to reduce emissions 30% over the next decade.
Normalized CO2e Emissions: Emissions are normalized on a per-square foot basis. This is among the most important sustainability metrics, and takes growth and contraction of the University into account. The red arrow indicates a continued increase in
emissions based on our trend over the past decade, while the blue line represents current commitment over the coming decade.
Carbon Impact: Total carbon emissions released as a result of energy consumed by each building on campus.