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Transportation to, from, and within a research campus can be a major contributor to energy consumption and its resulting carbon footprint. Carbon emissions from business travel often enlarge the footprint more than expected. To understand options for climate action plans, evaluate the following:

Solutions involve developing demand management programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled, partnering with municipalities to offer convenient public transportation for commuters, and encouraging people to walk.