Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
Duquesne is the first university in western Pennsylvania and one of only a few in the state to conduct biennial Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories on the University's carbon footprint. The University has played a leading role in moving other schools in the region to undertake similar studies and to direct the region as a whole toward environmental stewardship.
The University’s carbon footprint, which is based upon all gases emitted, has been substantially the smallest of all Atlantic 10 Conference schools conducting similar studies.
2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
Results of the sixth greenhouse gas inventory - covering the years 2015-2016 was published in 2018.
Duquesne University's total GHG emissions for fiscal year 2016 were 54,893.89 metric tonnes of eCO2 before offsets and 43,440.40 metric tonnes of eCO2 after factoring in offsets. This represents an overall decrease from the previous inventory by 11%. This total is respectable in comparison to other universities that have completed GHG emissions reports.