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Progress In Reducing Carbon Emissions

CAP 2.0 Goal: Achieve Total Carbon Reduction in Buildings (absolute)

  • 7% reduction by 2019 in comparison to the FY14 baseline
  • 18% reduction by 2042 in comparison to the FY14 baseline

2017 Annual Report Progress:

Carbon emissions from campus buildings decreased by over 13 percent since the 2014 baseline.


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FY17 Sustainability Annual Report

This report documents Penn’s progress towards the goals of the 2014 Climate Action Plan 2.0.

Penn Sustainability is pleased to present to the Penn community the FY17 Sustainability Annual Report, which documents progress towards the goals of Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP2.0).  This report provides a comprehensive, graphic, and concise presentation of progress on the seven initiatives outlined in CAP 2.0:

  • Academics
  • Utilities and Operations
  • Physical Environment
  • Purchasing Practices
  • Waste Minimization & Recycling
  • Transportation
  • Outreach and Engagement

In the words of President Amy Gutmann, “The environmental challenges facing our University and our planet are bringing out our best, reflecting Penn’s passion to impact our community, country and planet through our commitment and shared expertise.” This report is a testament to the commitment of stakeholders across campus to live up to the standards for environmental excellence. 

We urge the entire Penn community to review this report, learn more about Penn’s sustainability efforts, and join the effort to meet our CAP 2.0 goals.

Use the links below to download:

FY17 Sustainability Annual Report (full report)

Utilities & Operations (infographic)

Transportation (infographic)

Outreach & Engagement (infographic)

Waste Minimization & Recycling (infographic)

Physical Environment (infographic)

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