Engineering students assess their school’s carbon impact
Categorie(s) : Education, Innovation & Society, News
Published : 1 October 2022
A group of three third-year students in the transition engineering program at Grenoble INP – Phelma, UGA completed a greenhouse gas emissions audit of their school for the year 2019.
The lack of integrated data, especially concerning building construction and maintenance, did not stop the students from doing a very thorough job.
According to the audit, the school generates one ton of CO2 equivalent per student per year, similar to fellow Grenoble INP school Ense3, which also completed an audit.
The students were also able to identify the main culprits behind the school’s GHG emissions: travel abroad, heating, food services, and electricity.
The audit will be updated by another group of students this year. All sources of emissions will be included so that the school can identify areas for improvement.