Committed to the Greening of Northeastern University Campuses
Northeastern University is on track to meet our commitment of 80% reduction in Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCO2e) emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot (gsf) basis of facilities-controlled buildings and transportation. Facilities Management is deeply committed to achieving these goals and plays a significant role in the policies, guidelines, and systems that helps Northeastern accelerate the greening of all its campuses. Northeastern University is carbon neutral through the procurement of carbon free, renewable energy credits from offsite wind energy generation facilities. The credits are equivalent to the electricity used on our campuses and are comparable to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced from energy generated onsite for heating and cooling. Our leadership does not stop here, as we continue to implement new ideas and partner with our community on sustainability and resilience innovations. Northeastern will continue to offset our emissions while actively investing in reducing onsite energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
We have already started key initiatives that put us on a pathway to meet our carbon reduction commitment, and are working on the next generation of policies, procedures and programs to further decarbonize our operations.