29 July, 2020
As an Institute focused on materials for sustainability, we decided to take a good look at our own carbon footprint. We calculated the carbon footprint using the World Business Greenhouse Gas Protocol, assessing building electricity and gas usage, commuting habits, and laboratory electricity use.
We found that (as expected), the vast majority of the carbon footprint of the Institute was determined to be due to air travel (89%). We plan to monitor our air travel and to also look at other ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the Institute.