Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-5: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.05 / 14.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Mgmt
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Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, 2005 :
19,058 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:
1,581

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
807

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
161

Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, performance year :
12,563 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

List the start and end dates of the GHG emissions performance year:
1 June 2011 - 31 July 2012

On-campus residents, performance year:
1,834

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
952

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
169

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with GHG performance year):
June 2011 - July 2012

Baseline year data from 2005 has changed in this STARS submission compared with our November 2011 STARS submission. In the previous submission the incorrect year was used based on confusion of what is considered 2005 (confusion over including FY 2004-2005 or 2005-2006). We have updated the numbers to reflect FY 2004-2005 data, which is what Bowdoin considers 2005.

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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