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What does Bentley's Carbon Footprint Look Like?

Bentley's Carbon Footprint 2013/2014

A carbon footprint is the measure of the total number of greenhouse gases released by an organization/business/country in one year. Each year the Office of Sustainability provides Sightlines, LLC with data on campus operations for the calculation of the university's carbon footprint.  Sightlines, LLC uses data (such as electricity and natural gas use and airline miles traveled associated with university business) to calculate Bentley's annual carbon footprint using the UNH Campus Carbon Calculator.


We've broken down Bentley's FY2014 carbon footprint to show which operations generate greenhouse gases on our campus.  As can be seen from the graphic above, electricity use is now offset by the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Click to learn more about RECs.

Check out our Energy page to learn more about how we are acheiving these reductions.