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GOALS

Sustainable Berkeley Lab is developing capabilities to reach longer-term,
quantified sustainability goals in several interrelated areas.

Key Federal Sustainability Goals

BY 2015 BY 2025 BY 2030

50%

Solid Waste Diversion

50%

Reduction of Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2008 baseline)

Zero Net Energy, Waste, 
Water

for New Buildings
Designed After 2020

 

25%

Reduction in Energy Use Intensity (2015 baseline)

30%

of Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy

25%

of Energy Supply from Renewable Energy

25%

Reduction in Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2008 baseline)

30%

Reduction on Fleet Petroleum Use (2014 baseline)

36%

Reduction in Potable Water Use Intensity (2007 baseline)

35%

Reduction in Industrial Water Use (2010 baseline)

Federal sustainability goals were updated by President Obama in 2015 by Executive Order. We also collaborate with the University of California to support the University of California Sustainable Practices Policy and strive to be a sustainability leader in California and globally.

The state of California has set aggressive climate targets calling for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per person to less than 1/10th of business-as-usual in a single generation, by 2050. (Williams et al, Science, 2012 and CCST, 2011)

Targets of similar magnitude are also necessary on a global scale to meet the range of desirable public policy outcomes that have been discussed internationally.