University President Fr. John Jenkins has declared sustainability a major goal for the University, but at this point, energy generation and consumption on campus “is not a strong point,” Office of Sustainability Director Jim Mazurek said.
The Sustainability office recently calculated the University’s carbon footprint, Mazurek said.
The footprint that results from energy generation emissions at the University power plant is currently 172,647 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
The University’s construction projects have increased energy consumption, Mazurek said, but Notre Dame typically uses more energy than what’s considered average.