The University of Georgia Costa Rica 2014-2015 Sustainability Report UGA Costa Rica 2014 - 2015 Sustainability Report - Page 15

Goal Achievement Solar panels were installed on the bungalow, Ecolodge and Paul Gross Faculty Residence roofs to heat water. 19.4% decrease in average monthly propane consumption between 2012 and 2015. replace over 50% of the kitchen’s propane needs. Since 2012, UGA Costa Rica has remained on a decreasing trend of propane consumption. Between 2012 and 2015, the campus was able to reduce its propane consumption for each bednight on campus by over 50%, revealing the commitment made towards reducing fossil fuel consumption. UGA Costa Rica Propane Consumption: 2012 – 2014 to be Oc us t Se pt em be r Au g ly Ju e Ju n M ay ril Ap ar ch M y ar y ru Fe b ar 2014 r No ve m be r De ce m be r 2013 2012 nu 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 Ja Propane Consumption (pounds) to removing 5.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere each year. In terms of carbon sequestration, 5.9 tonnes is the equivalent of planting 152 trees. It is estimated that the biodigesters have the potential to 2014 – 2015 Sustainability Report 15