Sustainability Data

University of Delaware Sustainability Data (2013-2022)

Using the E.C.O. Wheel as a guide, the Sustainability Council presents data that it has collected in collaboration across the University of Delaware, including a key stakeholder – Facilities, Real Estate & Auxiliary Services (FREAS), which has helped enormously in collecting operational data.

Currently, only data for Energy, Water, and Waste – 3 of the 8 E.C.O. Wheel categories – are presented, given the availability of data. As the Sustainability Council and its Subcommittees continue to collect data, this webpage will be updated, including for the other 5 categories (Education, Finances, Food, JEDI, Landscaping).




The data in the three tables surrounding this text demonstrate that the University of Delaware’s total energy consumption has dropped by 4.5% from 2013-2014 to 2021-2022, but total electricity consumption has increased by 7.9% across the same period and its total MTCO2 (GHG Emissions) has increased by 1.5% from 2014 to 2022.

Data for 2013-2014 for Total MTCO2 from Scopes 1 and 2 is not provided as the data collected is potentially erroneous.



Data presented in the table to the left illustrates that from 2013 to 2022, the University of Delaware’s total annual water consumption increased by approximately 1.3%.



The amount of recycled waste has decreased from 2013 to 2022 by 87.2%, and the amount of waste that was not recycled has increased across the same period by roughly 18.2%.


Learn More About the E.C.O. Wheel

Learn more about the E.C.O. wheel by reading UD’s Sustainability Plan.  

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