|Title||A supply chain carbon footprint analysis of the University of California, Berkeley|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Jones CM, Kammen DM|
|Institution||RAEL and University of California, Berkeley|
New RAEL analysis of UC Berkeley's carbon footprint: 97% of emissions are indirect
RAEL, in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Office of Sustainabilty, has developed a new hybrid life cycle model to estimate of the carbon footprint of UC Berkeley. Total emissions are 424,000 metric tons for the year 2008.
Direct emissions (Scope 1) are only 3% of the University's total carbon footprint. Indirect emissions from purchased energy (Scope 2) account for 37% of the total, with 60% from other indirect sources (Scope 3). The official UC Berkeley greenhouse gas inventory includes roughly 50% of the total carbon footprint.
The goals of the new RAEL study are:
1. to improve upon some of the shortcomings of UC Berkeley’s previous carbon footprint assessment for the year 2006,
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