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Liaison Ken Ogawa
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dina El-Mogazi
Director, Sustainable Design Program
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
Business travel Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

The Campus Carbon Calculator (v.6.85) by Clean Air Cool Planet (CACP) was the main tool for calculating greenhouse gas emissions. It was chosen because it is endorsed by the ACUPCC and is very easy to use. The Calculator is an Excel workbook designed to facilitate the following tasks: Conducting a Greenhouse Emissions Inventory, Projecting Emissions into the Future, and Evaluating a Portfolio of Carbon Reduction Projects (2). It allows the user to input data in readily available units (e.g. miles, kWh) and to determine related equivalent CO2 emissions so that all emissions can be viewed on an equivalent basis. The calculator has built-in macros and formulas that make the conversions and produce various graphs that illustrate changes and trends in emissions over time.

Further information can be found at http://rs.acupcc.org/site_media/uploads/ghg/3254-2013-inventoryreports_1.pdf


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:

This student work was reviewed by university professors and professional staff before submitting.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 31416.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 31449 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 903.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1108.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 1390.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2131.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 1721.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1552 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:

none


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

none


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

none


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

renewable energy credits from wind power


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 2973 3050
Number of residential employees 17 17
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 3527.20 3563
Full-time equivalent of employees 1308.70 1162
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

The GHG emissions baseline of 2008 was adopted as part of Bucknell's Climate Action Plan (submitted to the ACUPCC in 2010). 2008 was the year in which the Bucknell signed the Presidents Climate Commitment, and was the most recent year for which a complete greenhouse gas inventory was available.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2683474 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 390408 Square Feet
Healthcare space 8931 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 31863 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 4205 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 2827 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 385.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 177.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

Greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater and paper were included for the first time in the 2012 GHG inventory.


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

The University's climate action plan specifies that through the year 2015 greenhouse gas reduction initiatives will be focused on energy conservation projects. To that end the University created and filled an energy manager position in 2011. The energy manager has spearheaded many conservation projects in the past 3 years. The greenhouse gas reductions resulting from these initiatives should begin to be reflected in the next greenhouse gas inventory, due to ACUPCC 1/15/16.


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