Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
1.77 / 3.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

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

Please see our reporting on this link. https://reporting.secondnature.org/ape/ape-public!81. This AASHE reporting is for the 2018/2019, and 2017 is within three years of those dates. We now have an automatic dashboard that generates our emissions for next years report so we will be ready for next years reporting. Thank you!


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 GHG inventory verification process:

There has not been a third party audit of this.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 2,115 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 81.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
2,196.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 1,160.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 1,415 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
2,575.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel Yes 599.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 816.17 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources --- ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,415.95 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

We continue to get better and more inclusive as we capture more and more scopes of emissions.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources ---
Area sources ---
Mobile sources ---
Commuting ---
Off-site electricity production ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

We do not track any of these emissions


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
1,160.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We are relatively new at this reporting, we continue to get better as the years go on. I just added some language at the top, though our Green house gas emissions reporting is within the three year time frame. Thanks!

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