Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.17
Liaison Nina Bisbee
Submission Date June 29, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bryn Mawr College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.68 / 10.00 James McGaffin
Associate Director for Project Management and Energy
Facilites Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel Some
Commuting All
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations Some
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 All
Other categories None

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

We used the Campus Carbon Calculator (CCC) methodology, which was developed by Clean Air-Cool Planet, a non-profit advocacy group, to quantify and track GHG emissions. The calculator adheres to World Resources Institute GHG Protocol which puts forth a standard categorization of emissions. The CCC converts different types of GHG emissions into a common unit of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (MTCDE). The CCC is an acknowledged resource by the ACUPCC.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

The data used for the GHG emissions inventory was collected by facilities staff and reviewed and verified by our Associated Director of Facilities and Energy Management. The data was then further reviewed and reported on by Sightlines LLC., a third party consulting firm familiar with our campus with experience in completing GHG emissions calculations.


Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 4568 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3711 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 317 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 189 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 7411 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7895 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 458 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 781 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 12754 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12576 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2013 May 31, 2014
Baseline Year June 1, 2007 May 31, 2008

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):
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Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
+ Date Revised: Aug. 22, 2019
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon offsets 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

NewMixWind Ceritifed by Green e-Energy


Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 5330 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:

NewMixWind Ceritifed by Green e-Energy


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 7424 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12576 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1184 1158
Number of employees resident on-site 5 25
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 6 26
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1663 1595
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 645 645
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 2034.25 2001.75

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 3.65 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6.28 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
41.91

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1269335 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 175000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 11200 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1630535 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.00 MtCO2e / GSF

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 1619 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 897 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 458 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 1366 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories ---

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

The College had implemented a wide range of on ongoing initiatives including proactive Energy management via building controls (setback during low occupancy time frames), installation of high efficiency HVAC equipment; LED lighting conversions.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Please note that the Operational Characteristics and Academic Demographics in the answers to the questions above are not consistent with the information in IC- 2 and IC-3. The information in IC -2 and IC-3 is the most recently available information for the academic year 2015-16. The information contained in OP–1 here is for the 2013-14 academic year which corresponds to the performance year associated with our greenhouse gas inventory.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.