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2014 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

By Gordon Brillon on January 11, 2014

Compared to Colgate’s 2009 baseline inventory, the university decreased its emissions by 3,841 MTeCO2 (from 17,353 in 2009 to 13,512 in 2014), or by 22 percent. Emissions increased by 389 MTeCO2 in FY 2014 (13,512 MTeCO2) compared to FY 2013 (12,934 MTeCO2).  Despite a dramatic increase in the consumption of fuel oil #2 following the heating plant upgrade and a particularly cold and long winter, 2014 marked a year of positive trends. Colgate’s continuing drop in emissions associated with our vehicle fleet, refrigerant use, fertilizer use, electricity consumption, commuting, business travel, and paper use is due to the ongoing implementation of effective behavior change programs, numerous energy conservation and efficiency projects, and meticulous implementation of the projects and policies specified in our 2011 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S-CAP). 2014

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