Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 6, 2016
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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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?:
No

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

Using the Campus Carbon Calculator (CCC), originally developed by the former non-profit Clean Air-Cool Planet and the Sustainability Institute at UNH.


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?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3738.12 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3878.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 197.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 210.43 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 10964.94 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11188.73 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

n/a


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

n/a


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

We have a small composting operation of green waste collected on campus.


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

n/a


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 989 991
Number of residential employees 23 23
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 20446.30 18705.70
Full-time equivalent of employees 1839.88 1728.80
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, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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

Baseline for all STARS sections (except Water Use) is Fiscal Year 2013-14.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4206242 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 335698 Square Feet
Healthcare space 15942 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 121087 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 1697.03 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Cal State LA recently became signatory members of two climate commitments: 1) White House American Campuses Act on Climate Initiative (November 12, 2015), and 2) Second Nature Climate Commitment (April 4, 2016).

The White House American Campuses Act on Climate Initiative includes: 1) Reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2040, 2) Install 80 MW of renewable and clean on-site generation by 2020, and 3) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by increasing use of low carbon transportation and on-campus housing and amenities.

The Second Nature Climate Commitment includes: 1) Develop a comprehensive Climate Action Plan, including: a) Institutional structure to guide development and implementation, b) Active support of a joint campus-community task force to ensure alignment of Plan with community goals, c) Greenhouse gas emissions inventory, and d) Campus-community resilience assessment, including initial indicators and current vulnerability; and 2) Submit an annual evaluation of progress


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.