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.
  • 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. 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.