In 2009 U.S. EPA issued the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule, which requires regulated entities to report on their annual greenhouse gas emissions when the annual emissions from regulated sources exceed 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (mt CO2e).
At Buffalo State, sources regulated by the GHG rule include large stationary combustion sources. Annual emissions from these regulated sources for the most recent calendar year at Buffalo State were calculated at approximately 20,225 mt CO2e, which is below EPA's threshold for reporting. More importantly, annual GHG emissions from BSC sources, regulated by this EPA rule, in recent years have been approximatey 10% to 30% less than the emission levels recorded a decade (2004) ago. This decrease is attributed to a number of factors, including implementation of energy conservation measures, changes in the type of fuel consumed, and overall milder weather conditions. The campus is also developing a master energy plan which will also help limit GHG emissions.
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