University & college league table

University 2020 carbon targets: progress report

Brite Green publish three league tables of carbon management to allow institutions to benchmark their performance. We assess total emissions reductions, as well as changes in emissions intensity in relation to income and floor area. 

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Absolute emissions
The performance tables clearly show that a select group of universities have achieved outstanding emissions reductions to date. SOAS University of London top this year’s table for absolute emissions reductions, with emissions down nearly 55% since 2005.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance have increased their emissions by the greatest proportion, and the University of Chester are in the bottom two of each of the three league tables.

Brite Green University Carbon League Table - absolute emissions

Emissions intensity – floor space
Once again we analysed the change in emissions per square meter. The Royal Agricultural University is ranked first in improvements in emission intensity with a 61% improvement. The University of Chester was last with an increase of 57% since 2005.

Brite Green University Carbon League Table - floor area

Emissions intensity – income
Emissions in relation to income has been assessed again this year. The Royal Agricultural University top this table with a reduction of 58% and the University of Chester are ranked last with an increase of 56%.

Brite Green University Carbon League Table - income

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