Indirect Emissions for A School

By Greenfield In Carbon Glossary

Scope 2 indirect emissions for a school refer to greenhouse gas emissions that result from the consumption of purchased electricity, steam, heating, and cooling that the school uses but are generated off-site. These emissions are categorized as indirect because they occur as a consequence of the school’s activities but are produced by another entity (e.g., a power plant or utility company) generating the electricity or thermal energy.

Here are some common sources of Scope 2 indirect emissions for schools:

  1. Electricity Use: Emissions from the generation of electricity that the school purchases from the grid. This includes both grid-supplied electricity and any renewable energy purchased as part of a green power program.

  2. Heat, Steam, and Cooling: Emissions associated with the production of heat, steam, or cooling that the school purchases from external providers.

Managing Scope 2 emissions typically involves strategies such as increasing energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy sources, and purchasing carbon offsets to reduce the carbon footprint associated with purchased electricity and thermal energy.

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