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

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.18 / 8.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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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 1,947.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,702.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 113.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 7,751.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 25,009.20 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 9,812.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 28,711.70 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 0 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 0 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 9,812.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 28,711.70 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 July 1, 2020 July 1, 1990
End date June 30, 2021 June 30, 1991

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

Cal State LA uses 1990 as its baseline years since she Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32) requires that the Air Resources Board determine the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990. The act also requires that the Board approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit, equal to the 1990 level, as a limit to be achieved by 2020.

Since 1998, LADWP has taken steps to move away from dependence on coal-fired
generating resources, including the divestiture of its power purchase agreement with Colstrip Generating Station, the shutdown of Mohave Generating Station in December 2005, and the discontinuation of involvement in the development of Unit 3 at Intermountain Generating Station. In addition, LADWP sold its share in the Navajo Generating Station effective July 1, 2016. Table C-1 shows the downward trajectory in LADWP’s power generation portfolio CO2 emissions and CO2 emissions intensity between 1990 and 2016.
(1990 = 1,551 lbs CO2/MWh; 2016 = 834 lbs CO2/MWh)
file:///C:/Users/bhaydel/Downloads/FINAL%202017%20SLTRP%20v2%20(5).pdf

Note: Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) were not included in Scope 2 GHG emissions calculations.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 772 991
Number of employees resident on-site 5 23
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 23,913 18,705.70
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,007 1,728.80
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 7,508 0
Weighted Campus Users 14,003.25 15,579.38

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 0.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.84 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
61.98

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,648,697 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 349,630 Square Feet
Healthcare space 15,942 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 121,087 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
6,500,928 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.00 MtCO2e / GSF

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

According to Cal State LA's 2019 Climate Action Plan, the following list of mitigation strategies will facilitate Cal State LA’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040/2045: 1. Electric Grounds Equipment 2. Update Campus Fleet 3. Upgrade Air Handler Units 4. HVAC Controls 5. Demand Controlled Ventilation 6. High Efficiency Glazing and Windows 7. Exterior LED and Solar Lighting 8. Interior LED Lighting 9. Advanced Lighting Controls 10. Adjust Custodial Hours 11. Continuous Commissioning 12. Upgrade Housing HVAC Systems 13. Annual Energy Challenge 14. Expand Central Chilled Water Loop 15. Develop Central Hot Water Loop 16. Superinsulation of Building Envelopes 17. DC Power Systems 18. Onsite Renewable Energy 19. Battery Storage 20. Establish Building Energy Use Benchmarks 21. Utility Infrastructure Upgrades 22. LEED Gold Minimum Certification Standard 23. Zero Net Energy Buildings 24. Electronics Purchasing Policy 25. Alternative Workweek Schedule 26. Adjust Academic Scheduling 27. Promote Active Transportation 28. Expand Bike Infrastructure 29. Expand Public Transportation Routes to Campus 30. Carpool Program 31. EV Charging Stations 32. Metro U-Pass Program 33. Car Sharing 34. Freshman On-Campus Housing Requirement 34. Distance Learning and Compressed Schedules 35. Carbon Fee for Business-Related Air Travel 36. Organics Composting System 37. Zero Waste Coordinator


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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