The Carbon Working Group, consisting of DSB members Dani Arostegui, Paichen Li, and Elizabeth Rublev, teamed up with the organizers of Energy Week to measure and calculate the carbon footprint of this year’s event.
The following factors contributed to the carbon emission calculation:
- the number of attendees
- distance attendees traveled via airplane and car
- hotel stays
- food provided at each event
- building use for each event
Carbon offsets generated through Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative projects were matched against the amount of emissions calculated for Energy Week. Attendees’ carbon emissions have been zeroed-out by a donation of carbon offsets from the DCOI to Energy Week.