Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Belmont University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
Business travel No
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations No

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

Used tool from Greenhouse Gas Protocol to calculate based on actual records. Baseline established by averaging last three performance years


Has the GHG emissions inventory been validated internally by personnel who are independent of the GHG accounting and reporting process and/or verified by an independent, external third party?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

N/A


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 25.18 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 17.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 25147.51 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 22767.74 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:

There is none


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

There is none


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

Composting of yard waste is done throughout the year, but GHG emission reductions are not measured.


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

None


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3115 2804
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 6890 6558
Full-time equivalent of employees 1067 1023
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015
Baseline Year June 1, 2011 May 31, 2014

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

Baseline was adopted for this report.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3986342 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 42142 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1930 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 48980 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Emission reductions have been achieved by the retrofitting of buildings with higher efficiency boilers and chillers, LED lighting, geothermal heating and cooling and chilled beam technology.


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