Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 3.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

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:

For most Scope 1 and Scope 3 GHG inventory data, Cal State LA uses SIMAP (Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform). For Scope 2 emissions, LADWP's historical electricity CO2 intensity metrics were used.
Starting with FY 2015-16, Cal State LA began conducting comprehensive GHG inventories, including student commuting, employee commuting, and business travel under Scope 3.


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 GHG inventory verification process:
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Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 1,947.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 113.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
2,060.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 7,751.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
7,751.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel Yes 5.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 6,681.39 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 No ---
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
6,686.89 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

Completion of an annual Student Commute Survey to quantify the number of students traveling to and from campus, the frequency of their commutes, and their modes of transportation. A similar Commuter Transportation Survey is provided by Metro and completed by all employees annually. Business travel expenses, including both personal mileage and air travel, is maintained by Business Financial Services.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 3.20 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.01 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 18.93 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.30 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0.00 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.47 Tons

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources Yes
Area sources No
Mobile sources No
Commuting No
Off-site electricity production No

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

The air emissions inventory reported to the SCAQMD via the Annual Emissions Report is developed from records maintained within our chemical inventory management system, and our Facilities Services database. The data is collected by the university and transmitted to an outside consultant with SCAQMD expertise to develop and report the AER on behalf of the campus.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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