Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Alex Davis
Program Manager
University Sustainability Practices
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 49,647 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 35,987.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 4,623 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,380.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 159,638 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 4,908 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,466 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 59,178 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 208,472 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 59,178 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 59,178 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) offsets were purchased from Schneider Electric and retired for FY19. Project information:
VCS Project ID 1497- VCS Grouped Project for Renewable Power Generation by Aditya Birla Group of Companies, India - https://www.vcsprojectdatabase.org/#/project_details/1497


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 208,472 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date July 1, 2018 July 1, 2006
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2007

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

FY07 (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007) was the first year that Arizona State University issued a greenhouse gas inventory.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 16,712 6,100
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 103,312 52,795
Full-time equivalent of employees 11,558 9,281
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 24,914 0
Weighted Campus Users 71,645 48,082

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.34 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
100

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
24,300,504 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,710,230 Square Feet
Healthcare space 32,721 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 41,496 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
27,827,902 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0 MtCO2e / GSF

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

Information available here:
https://cfo.asu.edu/climate-positive


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity is reported as zero as all purchased electricity is matched with Green-e certified RECs. See information provided under OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy for more information.

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