Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.80 / 8.00 Pete Heuer
Director of Operations
Facilities
"---" 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 16,866.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 64,899 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 1,335.26 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 63,619.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 79,351 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 81,822.04 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 144,250 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 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 0 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):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 81,822.04 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 144,250 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, 2019 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2020 June 30, 2008

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

Our first GHG inventory was completed in 2008 in compliance with the signing of the ACUPCC.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 6,634 6,181
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 19,638 15,877
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,328 2,819
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 4,754 2,548
Weighted Campus Users 15,317.50 13,656.25

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 5.34 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 10.56 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
49.43

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
7,312,617 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 34,326 Square Feet
Healthcare space 19,074 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 97,511 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
7,516,928 Gross Square Feet

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

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

District-scale Geothermal Heat Pump Chiller Installation
Behavioral Change Campaign
Lighting Retrofits
Building System Retro Commissioning and automation
LEED Certification of New Construction and Renovations
Long-range planning for on-campus PV Installation

Ball State University has instituted and was approved by the board of trustees an strategic imperative to reduce its total carbon footprint to 60,000 mtCO2e by 2024. This is a milestone to the pathway of obtaining carbon neutral by 2030.

A Presidents Sustainability Working Group was established by the President to determine the means and develop a template to carbon neutral by 2030.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

1) We are continuing to use a Fiscal Year (FY) Reporting window so as to align with our Strategic Planning and Budgeting Schedules.
2) Nonetheless, our accounting of CO2e quantities for transaction on the VCM
are bounded by calendar year.
3) These transactions are used to garner carbon capital with which to accelerate
and deepen our overall reductions as we pursue our goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2030.

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