2005-2009 Updated Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, Published October 2010
In recognition of Campus Sustainability Day on October 20, 2010, Vanderbilt released an updated inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for calendar years 2005 through 2009. The report shows that total GHG emissions decreased by 7.8 percent from 2008 to 2009 and by 2.4 percent overall from 2005 to 2009.
This updated report replaces the original baseline inventory report published April 21, 2009. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced new methodology for assessing GHG emissions on Oct. 30, 2009. In order to have a single, consistent methodology for calculating and reporting GHG emissions for the university now and into the future, emissions from calendar years 2005-2007 (those years included in the original baseline inventory) have been recalculated utilizing the EPA’s new methodology, and emissions from 2008 and 2009 have also been reported.