University Announces Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan to Meet 2030 Goal

Facilities Services Energy Services and Office of Sustainability

On April 22, 2022, the University released a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan to meets its goal to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030. The plan focuses on energy conservation measures in campus buildings, as well as renewable energy procurement and onsite renewable opportunities like solar panels and heat recovery chillers.


On-campus energy conservation will account for about half of the GHG emissions reduction by fiscal year 2030, and renewable energy procurement will support the remaining GHG emissions reduction necessary to achieve the goal.


“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times, and the University of Chicago is committed to making a positive impact on this complex problem,” said University President Paul Alivisatos. “Taking action to cut the University’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 is one of the ways we are applying the expertise of our community to build a more sustainable future.”


You can read the more on the University’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in this story from UChicago News and you can view the entire plan on the Office of Sustainability website.

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