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UCI named Climate Action Leader for measuring its greenhouse gasses

When UC Irvine joined the California Climate Action Registry last year, two staff members, Fred Bockmiller and Erin Lane, set…

January 12, 2009

When UC Irvine joined the California Climate Action Registry last year, two staff members, Fred Bockmiller and Erin Lane, set out to answer the question: How much carbon dioxide equivalent does the university emit into the atmosphere? The measurement, calculation and verification it took to find the answer – 162,000 metric tons – has qualified UCI as a Climate Action Leader, according to the registry. Bockmiller, facilities management engineer, and Lane, administrative and business services analyst, found that 68 percent of the campus emissions come from power generation, while 16 percent come from air travel paid for by the campus and 12 percent from employee and student commuting.