Carbon Inventory

Amherst College began a detailed historic inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in June 2007. Conor McDowell (‘09) conducted the study using Clean Air – Cool Planet's GHG Emissions Inventory Calculator and was advised by Energy Manager Todd Holland and Professor Whitey Hagadorn. Preliminary data shows results similar to those at other area residential colleges — that electricity consumption and fuel burned on-site for heat comprises over 90% of the GHG emissions.