Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.94 / 8.00 Taylor Korn
Campus Engineer
University Operations
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 7,654 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 5,840 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 284 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 266 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 25,904 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 28,333 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Total 33,842 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 34,439 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 205 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 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 storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Net carbon sinks 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 205 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):
N/A

Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 33,842 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 34,234 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date June 1, 2020 June 1, 2015
End date May 31, 2021 May 31, 2016

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
The baseline was adopted because we track GHG by fiscal year.

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 2,903 2,045
Number of employees resident on-site 11 7
Number of other individuals resident on-site 15 17
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 5,828 4,156
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,069 1,144
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 98 0
Weighted Campus Users 5,842.75 4,505

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 5.79 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 7.60 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
23.78

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
289,996.71 Gross square meters

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 6,541.21 Square meters
Healthcare space 0 Square meters
Other energy intensive space 9,004.81 Square meters

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
312,083.94 Gross square meters

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.11 MtCO2e per square meter

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
The Butler University Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (BUSCA) includes GHG reduction initiatives.

Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Butler used the most recent fiscal year, 2020-2021, data in OP2 which is why the data is different from the 2019 GHG calculations in OP1.

For OP1, Butler used our last GHG report which was analyzed in 2019 with 2018-2019 data (vs 2020-2021 data in OP2). Butler is a signatory of Second Nature President's Carbon Commitment and analyzes our scope 1, 2 and partial 3 GHG every 3 years in accordance with this commitment.

Butler used the most recent fiscal year, 2020-2021, data in OP2 which is why the data is different from the 2019 GHG calculations in OP1.

For OP1, Butler used our last GHG report which was analyzed in 2019 with 2018-2019 data (vs 2020-2021 data in OP2). Butler is a signatory of Second Nature President's Carbon Commitment and analyzes our scope 1, 2 and partial 3 GHG every 3 years in accordance with this commitment.

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