Carbon Footprint

FY2018 Carbon Footprint 

Miami University's most recent GHG emissions inventory was calculated using FY2018 data to calculate Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions.

The 2018 Carbon Footprint for Oxford campus = 108,724 MTCO2e. 

Relative to FY 2008, carbon dioxide emissions from coal, natural gas, and purchased electricity (including transmission and distribution losses):

  • Were reduced by 44%.
  • Energy consumption was reduced by 36%, on a square foot basis. 
  • Total carbon emissions were reduced by 30%.

The inventory was completed by Miami's director of sustainability, Adam Sizemore, and the sustainability coordinator in February 2019. It was reviewed by Jeff Johnson, director of environmental health and safety at Miami. They used the Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis (SIMAP) platform.

2018 Carbon Footprint

Scope 1
Source MTCO2e % Footprint
Coal 0 0.00%
Natural Gas 26,871.29 24.53%
Refrigerants & Chemicals 1,616.47 1.49%
Direct Transportation 761.98 0.70%
Agriculture (Horses) 22.37 0.02%
Total 29,272.11 26.74%
Scope 2
Source MTCO2e % Footprint
Purchased Electricity 57,765.92 52.73%
Total 57,765.92 52.73%
Scope 3
Source MTCO2e % Footprint
Business Travel (Air + Mileage Reimbursement) 4,941.87 4.51%
Commuting (Student+Faculty+Staff) 13,077.00 11.94%
Waste 641.7 0.59%
T&D 2,817.82 2.57%
BCRTA Mileage 136.17 0.12%
Wastewater 71.69 0.07%
Total 21,686.25 19.79%

Overall Total: 108724.41 MTCO2e