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Building Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Our Goal

Energy consumption in buildings is the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at PNNL. Actively managing PNNL's building energy consumption is one of the Laboratory's core business practices and provides a number of economic, environmental, and social benefits to employees, PNNL, and to the community.

It is also PNNL's responsibility to help DOE achieving its goals to reduce GHG emissions from building energy consumption. These goals include:

  • Reduce energy use intensity in buildings 25% and achieve 2.5% reduction annually by FY 2025 from a FY2015 baseline
  • Reduce direct (scope 1) GHG emissions and indirect (scope 2) GHG emissions from purchased electricity by 50% from 2008-2025
  • Generate or purchase at least 10% of electricity used from renewable sources

To learn more about PNNL's Sustainability performance, see our GRI Reporting and Scorecard.

PNNL Sustainability