Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Ball State University
OP-5: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.61 / 14.00 James Lowe
Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities Planning & Managment
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Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, 2005 :
132,484 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Off-site, institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, 2005:
6,300
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
14,004
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
3,271
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, performance year :
113,536.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Off-site, institution-catalyzed offsets generated, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Carbon offsets purchased, performance year:
1,609 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

List the start and end dates of the GHG emissions performance year:
1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012

On-campus residents, performance year:
6,300
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
14,412
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,474
+ Date Revised: May 16, 2013

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with GHG performance year):
1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012

1) We are continuing to use a Fiscal Year (FY) Reporting window so as to align with our Strategic Planning and Budgeting Schedules.

2) We are annotating our GHG emissions report this cycle to register the 'export' of steam to an adjacent regional hospital which represents 18% of the Scope 1 emissions previously attributable to the campus.

3) As of 26 November 2013, Ball State University has transferred 28,753 MT of 2011-12 Carbon Reduction Credits (CRCs) to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) on behalf of the Chevrolet Carbon Reduction Initiative (CRI). These credits thereby are retired by Chevrolet on behalf of the climate and not claimed as credit against any other (industry-related) emissions.

As a result of this transaction, the 28,753 CRCs no longer apply to the target CRC reductions of Ball State University for the 2011-12 reporting period.

This transaction is a component of a three-year longitudinal study by BSU of the Voluntary Carbon Market and the related piloting of a new carbon-reduction verification methodology developed by the Carbon Neutral Business Network (CNBN); wherein BSU is evaluating: the protocols of that new verification methodology; best practices for accounting such transactions; and the means needed to publicly report such transactions through STARS and ACUPCC.

Once STARS issues other procedures for documenting such transfers, our Carbon Credit Reductions will be filed using that (new) public-reporting protocol.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.