Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.


This study determined an initial estimate of the Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions caused by the travel of WPI faculty, staff, and students. The collection of data on transportation-related Scope 3 carbon emissions of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s students, faculty, and staff, in order to calculate WPI’s carbon footprint, is important to making the university sustainable. We estimated and recorded WPI’s Scope 3 emissions for the first time in WPI’s sustainability projects.Using the results of this paper which is 26,500 tonnes of CO2 and comparing it with other emission sources, WPI will be able to set reduction goals on its greenhouse gas emissions and become a more sustainable institution.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering