Emissions Background

Total campus energy use increased over 55% from fiscal year 1991 to Williams' peak in fiscal year 2005. During the same time period, emissions increased nearly 50%. One of the major drivers behind the increase in energy use and emissions was an increase in building space - building space which needs to be heated, cooled, ventilated, and lighted. Total campus square footage increased nearly 20% between fiscal year 1991 to fiscal year 2005. Continue reading »

Emissions Goals

In January of 2007, Williams College committed to a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 1990-1991 levels by 2020. The goal was recommended by the Climate Action Committee and unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees, with the full support of President Schapiro and the senior… Continue reading »