Emissions

Scope 1 and 2 emissions

The TOTAL figure for 2014/15 is a 20% reduction against the 2005/06 baseline.

Tonnes CO2 per year
 2005/062010/112011/12 2012/132013/142014/15
Electricity* 23,435 19,607 16,632 15,161 20,304  15,891
Gas* 34,570 35,172 35,433 40,959 31,961  35,571
LPG 11 10 9 7 8  4
Gas Oil 165 377 72 36 302  280
Steam 6,006 0 0 0 0  0
Fleet 423 248 239 238 213  213
Refrigerant loss 345 479 285 265 282  279
TOTAL  64,975 55,892 52,670 56,666 53,071  52,239
Percentage change
from 2005/06
- -14% -19% -13% -18% -20%

*indicates including distribution losses

Scope 1 are direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by the University. 
Scope 2 are indirect emissions from the purchase of grid electricity.

The emissions reported above have been updated from those previously reported, to realign them with DEFRA/DECC revised greenhouse gas conversion factors.

 

Scope 3 emissions

Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions which are a consequence of the activities of the University, such as procurement, waste, water and travel.

Summary activity for 2013/2014
 Tonnes CO2e%
Commuting, Students 7,514 10.4
Commuting, Staff 5,698 7.9
Business Travel 4,588 6.4
Water & Effluent 529 0.7
Waste & Recycling 330 0.5
Supply Chain 53,348 74.1
TOTAL 72,007 100