Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.67
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Oct. 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boston University
IN-26: Nitrogen Footprint

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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A copy of the institution's nitrogen footprint:
Website URL where the institution's nitrogen footprint is available:
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Are the following included in the institution’s nitrogen footprint?:
Yes, No, or N/A
Utilities Yes
Food consumption Yes
Food production No
Fertilizer use Yes
Transportation Yes
Research animals No

Year the institution’s nitrogen footprint was completed or last updated:
2,019

A brief description of the methodology or tool used to calculate the institution’s nitrogen footprint:

For food consumption, we focus on the four largest vendors (for spend) and report on our orders over the past fiscal year in order to calculate our Scope 3 Food impact. Utilities, fertilizer use, and transportation are all calculated with Scope 1 and 2 with carbon impact.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This represents FY2019 BU Metrics.

Boston University has participated in the Nitrogen Footprint Network as a member of the 2nd cohort.

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