Sustainability and Carbon Emissions Dashboard
Miami University became a signatory to the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments (PCLC) - Climate Commitment in 2020, and has committed to carbon neutrality on its Oxford campus by 2040.
- Scope 1: Emissions directly produced on campus (natural gas, fuel/vehicle fleet).
- Scope 2: Emissions from purchased electricity.
- Scope 3: Emissions from commuting (students, staff and faculty) and university-sponsored air travel.
For the PCLC Climate Commitment, future reductions in Scope 1, 2, and 3 carbon emissions will be compared to the baseline year FY 2019.
We will also continue to track reduction progress on natural gas and purchased electricity (energy-based emissions) from a FY 2008 baseline.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami’s Oxford’s campus was not fully open from spring 2020 through summer 2021, and so FY 2020 and FY 2021 are not included for the PCLC comparisons.
|Fiscal Year||Total Utility (MTCO2e)||% Carbon Reduction/GSF||KBTU/GSF||% Carbon Reduction Total|
|Fiscal Year||Electricity (kwh)||Electric (MTCO2e)||Coal (tons)||Coal (MTCO2e)||Natural Gas (MMBTU)||Natural Gas (MTCO2e)||Campus Buildings Square Footage||Utility MTCO2e/GSF|
|Fiscal Year||Gross (MTCO2e)||Fuel/Vehicle Fleet (MTCO2e)||Natural Gas||Purchased Electricity||Commuting||Air Travel|
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami’s Oxford’s campus was not fully open during FY 2020 and FY 2021, and so those years are not included for the PCLC Climate Commitment comparison.
MTCO2e: Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. The unit "CO2e" represents an amount of a greenhouse gas (GHG) whose atmospheric impact has been standardized to that of one unit mass of carbon dioxide (CO2), based on the global warming potential (GWP) of the gas.
kBtu: kilo (thousand) British Thermal Units, a common unit of energy measurement.
GSF: Gross square feet
Kilowatt-hour (kWh): A kilowatt-hour is a composite unit of energy equal to one kilowatt (kW) of power sustained for one hour. Commonly used a billing unit for energy delivered to consumers by electric utilities.
MMBTU: MMBtu stands for Metric Million British Thermal Unit, a unit traditionally used to measure heat content or energy value. It is widely associated with the measurement of natural gas.