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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 1% annually. Generate or purchase at least 7% of electricity used from renewable sources

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

PNNL Sustainability