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Orientation for New Students and Employees...

Welcome to FSU!  Find out what you can do daily to protect and preserve our environment. 

Conserve Energy and Water...

Help FSU conserve our energy and water resources by doing your part, see our annual Strategic Energy & Water Plan. Tip #1- turn off lights and computers when leaving. 

Turn Off Your Engine...
Turn Off Your Engine
Unnecessary idling wastes fuel, money and pollutes the air!


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GHG Emissions

GHG Emissions

FSU experiences a remarkable decrease in emission intensity MTCO2E per 1,000 GSF of building space since the baseline year FY 2009.

From 18.6 in FY 2009 to 17.0 in FY 2011, a 2-year decrease of 8.6%

From 17.0 in FY 2011 to 14.1 in FY 2013, a 2-year decrease of 17.1%

From 14.1 in FY 2013 to 8.1 in FY 2015, a 2-year decrease of 42.6%

FSU continues to show tremendous progress in its long-term commitment and proactive sustainability-focused leadership to decrease its carbon footprint with the ultimate goal of achieving climate neutrality.

The GHG emissions have dropped noticeably in recent years. It could be attributed to enhanced conservation efforts and the result of infrastructure improvements with light sensors, major lighting upgrades, energy saving Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) upgrades, high performance insulated glass with low-E coating and argon infill, roof-replacement, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building construction, roof replacement, etc.

As for the other measure of emissions, FSU's institutional gross GHG emissions (MTCO2E) for FY 2015 per 1000 gross square feet (GSF) of building space and per full-time equivalent student (FTE) were 8.1 and 3.95, respectively, compared to the average values for United States master's colleges and universities 16.4 and 4.7, respectively. On a FTE student basis, the 3.05 MTCO2E/FTE students represent a 14.1% decrease from FY 2013.

Total Emissions by Source Type

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventories

Note- GHG Inventories and Climate Action Plan-2012 can also be viewed at FSU's ACUPCC Reporting Website.

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