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Conservation

Penn Law is continually working to increase conservation of energy, water, materials and natural resources.

An effective energy management and conservation strategy is an integral component of the Climate Action Plan. Campus-wide at Penn, building energy usage produces over 86 percent of our carbon footprint. Decreasing or eliminating energy consumption is the most direct method of reducing the University’s carbon emissions. 

If immediate actions are not taken to reduce energy on both institutional and individual levels, Penn will nearly double its total carbon emissions by 2050. To address this, Penn has established a goal to cut its campus energy use by 17 percent by 2014.