On Wednesday, April 27, the Harvard Office for Sustainability published its 2015 University-wide Sustainability Report detailing some of the ways the university is creating a healthy, thriving, and sustainable community. The report discusses enhances to the well-being of people and the planet, with a focus on emissions and energy, campus operations, nature and ecosystems, health and well-being, and culture and learning. More than 1,300 energy efficiency measures have been implemented across campus. As a result, University-wide energy consumption has dropped by 2%, even after accounting for 15% growth in square footage and energy-intensive space. Excluding growth, energy use has been reduced by 16%.
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