As a state agency, Seattle Colleges are required to report annual greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 1 and 2 sources (i.e. utility and fleet energy) in compliance with the State Agency Climate Leadership Act. This act, passed in 2008, established greenhouse gas baseline date and greenhouse gas reduction targets for all state agencies. In partnership with the Department of Ecology, Seattle Colleges has set a baseline of greenhouse gas emissions (2005- 3,995 MTCO2e), as well as emission reduction targets in 2020, 2030, 2040, and 2050. In 2020, WA State passed HB 2311, which amended “state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science.”

Seattle Colleges has implemented a wide variety of energy efficiency upgrades, green technology improvements, and strategies to reduce employee and student commuting emissions. We are proud to have met our 2020 goal in 2015 and 2016, but due to some inaccurate meter reading, significantly higher electricity emission factor for 2018 and 2019, and adding conditioned spaced, we have exceeded our 2020 goal again.

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Annual GHG Summaries for years 2005-present are provided below.Seattle Colleges 2005 Summary

Seattle Colleges 2008 Summary

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Seattle Colleges 2010 Summary

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Seattle Colleges 2018 Summary

Seattle Colleges 2019 Summary