Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Carnegie Mellon 2011 Greenhouse Gas Summary Data from Clean Air Cool Planet (CACP) calculator.
The GHG Protocol defines direct and indirect emissions as follows:
Direct GHG emissions are emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity.
Indirect GHG emissions are emissions that are a consequence of the activities of the reporting entity, but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity.
The GHG Protocol further categorizes these direct and indirect emissions into three broad scopes:
Scope 1: All direct GHG emissions.
Scope 2: Indirect GHG emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam.
Scope 3: Other indirect emissions, such as the extraction and production of purchased materials and fuels, transport-related activities in vehicles not owned or controlled by the reporting entity, electricity-related activities (e.g. transmission and distribution (T&D) losses) not covered in Scope 2, outsourced activities, waste disposal, etc.
Breakdown % of Campus Carbon Emissions
It's Not Easy Being Green
The following is a summary of a study that was done by an Engineering and Public Policy class at Carnegie Mellon in 2008. The goal of the study was to provide a coherent framework and set of tools to allow institutions to understand their environmental impacts in relation to their peers, to determine appropriate sustainability goals and targets, and to identify and implement cost-effective programs to achieve these goals.
This project was awarded the honorable mention prize at the AASHE 2008 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
It's Not Easy Being Green: Assessments and Strategies for Sustainable Institutions [pdf]
From Carnegie Mellon to Kyoto: How Far Can We Go?
An Engineering and Public Policy Project Course from May 2001 evaluated the feasibility and cost of reducing carbon dioxide below 1990 levels as per the Kyoto Protocol. See their final report below
From Carnegie Mellon to Kyoto: How Far Can We Go? [pdf]