Energy and Emissions

Energy and Emissions

To combat the serious threat of climate change, we aim to dramatically reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Goals and Aspirations

  • Reach carbon neutrality by 2037 for Pittsburgh campus (Added in February 2020)  Learn more in the Pitt Climate Action Plan.
  • Strive toward climate neutrality, with a goal to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 from 2008 baseline. Follow our progress.
  • Produce or procure 50% of the University’s electricity from renewable resources by 2030 and 100% by 20237. Learn more.
  • Embrace Pittsburgh 2030 District goals of 50% reduction below the national average in energy use intensity (consumption per square foot) by 2030 (from 2003 baseline) and establish design standards and operational practices to achieve them.  Follow our progress.