UAB's carbon footprint

Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions associated with the operation of the University

Imatge tones i gràfic de les emissions de l'any anterior

 

Did you know that access transport to the campus is primarily responsible for the GHG emissions associated with the operation of the university?

The UAB's carbon footprint is the indicator of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions * associated with the operation of the university.

In 2022, 68,9% of GHG emissions at UAB come from campus access mobility (40,5% associated with private transport and 28,3% with public transport). The remaining 31,1% of emissions are divided into 19% associated with building heating, 5.5% with business travel, 5.8% with waste generation and 0.4% with water consumption.

It should be added that since January 2018 UAB has been buying electricity from renewable energy sources certified with a guarantee of origin (GO) and therefore the emission factor is 0 g CO2 / KWh.

 

Gràfic d'evolució de les emissions de CO2 de la UAB

UAB GHG emissions have increased by 4% compared to 2021. If we look at the last two years, UAB GHG emissions have decreased by approximately 20% compared to 2019, the year before the COVID pandemic.

Until 2018, the main GHG emissions at UAB came from mobility (access to campus and commuting) and energy consumption (natural gas and electricity). Since 2018, transport to access the campus has become the main source of GHG emissions. It should be added that since January 2018 the UAB has been purchasing electricity from renewable energy sources certified with a guarantee of origin (GoO).