In 2008 Harvard University President Drew Faust appointed a Task Force on Greenhouse Gas Emissions to "recommend an appropriate University-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal and strategy." Harvard approved the recommendations and adopted an initial short-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent as measured from a fiscal year (FY) 2006 baseline through FY2016.

Harvard University's ability to document success requires a comprehensive and transparent GHG inventory. In FY2013 Harvard University implemented a new online tool, HARA. The software was selected by the Sustainability and Energy Management Committee (SEMC). Data is managed through the EH&S air emissions program in partnership with the Office for Sustainability and Energy and Facilities Department (E&F).

HARA reports building energy consumption and associated GHG emissions and provides a range of reporting metrics which allow those responsible for building operation and energy conservation to quickly review their progress. HARA enabled the aggregation and analysis of University-wide GHG emissions data for the Sustainability Impact Report released by President Drew Faust.

In addition to energy use and GHG emissions, EH&S will use HARA to track building regulated assets including fuel-fired equipment, permitted refrigerant devices, and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC). HARA has proven to be a valuable tool for the University and will be an essential resource in meeting the University's sustainability goals.

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You must be a registered user to access HARA. For details on gaining access to the system, please contact Kat Kaminski.