All activities of the university are responsible for a CO2 emission. De EUR has calculated this footprint for the year 2015. The most important contribution comes from travel to and from the campus and the energy consumption of the buildings. The report can be downloaded here. The CO2 footprint for 2016 will be finalised and published shortly. The university will publish the footprint every year.
The EUR aims to reduce the CO2 emissions considerably and the EUR strives to reduce the emissions per student as much as possible. As a first step the university buys Guarantees of Origin to compensate the emissions by the electricity consumption. The sustainable mobility policy aims to reduce also the emissions by commuting travel.
In 2015 the total CO2 emissions of the university are determined at 14,671 tons. This represents a footprint per student of 0.614 ton CO2. The draft footprint of 2016 shows 12.518 tons. Compared to the CO2 footprint over 2015 the total emissions are decreased by approx. 2150 tons and the footprint per student has diminished with 0.13 ton.