Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.96 / 10.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services Yes
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
Yes

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

Cool Air Clean Planet's Campus Carbon Calculator version 1.0


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:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 2,159.03 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,079 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 193 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 413 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 7,018.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,991 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:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 782 736
Number of residential employees 3 3
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 3,291 2,950
Full-time equivalent of employees 404 337.70
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 841 760

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012
Baseline Year June 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

FY 2007 was the first year BHSU performed a greenhouse gas emissions report.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
793,776 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 45,603 Square Feet
Healthcare space 367 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 3,571 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 321 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 2,269 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations 1,255.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 19 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

Waste water


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Buildings have been retrofitted with energy efficiency measures including building automation sensors and lighting. Energy efficient boilers were installed in 2012. The installation of a cardboard baler increased cardboard recycling capacity on campus in fall 2013. Plans to increase recycling collection to events and more places on campus and switch outdoor lighting with LEDs are underway.


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