In 2005 Yale committed to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 43% below 2005 levels by 2020. Further, in 2016 which the publication of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025, Yale committed to carbon neutrality on or before 2050. To achieve these goals, the University has committed to reducing energy use within buildings through conservation and efficiency, adhering to sustainable construction and renovation standards for buildings, increasing efficiency in Yale’s on-campus power plants, and promoting behavioral shifts by building occupants.

The solar array at West Campus provides 1 megawatt of installed capacity.

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