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Sustainability on Campus

Creative Conservation

Facilities Management and the Sustainability Program at University Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus have worked in concert to create a campus that is responsible for resource use and is seeking ways to lower the university’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that can contribute to climate disruption.  We are striving to cut our contributions through energy efficiency, energy and water conservation, alternative energy sources, and recycling.  Current goals include a 2.5% annual decrease in electricity, natural gas and water used per square foot, as well as a 7.5% annual increase in recycled materials.  This will include an annual reduction of carbon dioxide in our GHG inventory of 2.5%.  

Successes to Date:

The University has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by over 26,000 metric tons, or 23% since first measured in FY 2007.  This is equivalent to the emissions produced by 1,300 metro-area households in an average year.  The following charts illustrate GHG reductions, current sources of GHGs and Electricity use compared with campus growth.

Click here for more information on the Sustainability Goals for the campus.

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