Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.99 / 8.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 1,729 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,079 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 30.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 413 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 2,969.66 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,991 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 4,728.99 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,483 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 4,728.99 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,483 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, 2017 July 1, 2006
End date June 30, 2018 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.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 720 736
Number of employees resident on-site 7 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site 4 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2,709 2,950
Full-time equivalent of employees 377 337.70
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 562 760
Weighted Campus Users 2,078.75 2,080.53

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 2.27 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.56 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
50.09

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
835,385 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 44,745 Square Feet
Healthcare space 367 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 3,571 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
929,180 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:

Recycling initiatives have increased, we are replacing indoor and outdoor lighting to LED, some campus water heaters have been upgraded to high efficiency


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