E-1 – Cut carbon emissions in half

Reduce Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 50% by FY25, with FY11 as the baseline year. This will be done through a combination of production/distribution efforts, demand reduction strategies and behavior changes.

E-2 – No net gain

Cap total energy consumption at FY11 levels in order to show no net gain in total energy consumption despite an increase in total campus gross square feet. Acknowledging that Purdue must continue to provide best-in-class facilities to maintain our position as a top public university in the country, we are working hard to make sure those new facilities are as energy-efficient as is practical, and we are improving the efficiency of existing buildings. Both of these efforts can help avoid large expenditures for energy production and distribution infrastructure.

E-3 – Pursue 500 kW of renewable energy

Pursue 500 kilowatts of renewable energy capacity on campus by FY25. Renewable energy is the backbone of a low-carbon economy, which is our future. We will seek creative financing partnerships to bring renewables to campus in a meaningful way, directly feeding into our electricity grid so renewable energy generated on campus stays on campus and powers our learning and research.

Visit the Energy Initiatives webpage to learn about sustainability and energy on campus.

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