Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2011
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Bowdoin College
OP-5: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Mgmt
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Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, 2005 :
16,898.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, 2005:
1,585

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
803

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
151

Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, performance year :
15,284 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed offsets generated, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Carbon offsets purchased, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, performance year:
1,688

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
870

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
155

Scope 1 emissions from institutional vehicle travel were not available for 2005. Instead institutional vehicle emissions from the test year, 2010, were used. We justified this assumption since no major changes in college vehicle travel policy and practice have occurred since 2005 and the most notable changes: replacing institution owned vehicles with hybrid cars or other more fuel efficient vehicles and car pooling campaigns as part of Bowdoin's Carbon Neutrality Plan would have only lead to any decreases in carbon footprint to be under reported.

We did not include our fugitive refrigerant data in the performance year because we did not have that data for the 2005 base year.

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