Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dan Wakelee
Assistant Provost
Academic Affairs
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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 No
Commuting No
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:

To conduct the GHG inventory, our campus used Clean Air Cool Planet's Campus Carbon Calculator.


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 GHG inventory was conducted by the Academic Affairs department in close coordination with the Sustainability Operations Analyst from Facilities Services. Validation came internally both from the Associate Provost from Academic Affairs and Associate VP of Facilities Services.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 312.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 319.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 235.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 135.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 5099.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5286.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 7923 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7875 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1020 795
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 4315 3040
Full-time equivalent of employees 520 438
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, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

 The inventory is intended to be a starting point for future campus efforts to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Completion of this report provides a starting point for both improved data collection and monitoring of campus emission sources in the future.  Specifically it enabled the campus to identify areas where data collection can be improved or better aligned with the requirements of the Clean Air Cool Planet calculator.   It also provides data to inform the development of an emission reduction plan and positions the campus to respond to current and forthcoming requirements by the CSU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1049826 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 33306 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1860 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 5191 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations 1.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 38.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Study Abroad Travel for students and faculty in 2012-2013.


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:
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CSU Channel Islands has recently took initiative in developing a Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory in December 2013.

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.