Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.09
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.85 / 3.00 Mike Walton
Director
Energy & Utilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Emissions inventory was created using monthly stationary fuel, mobile fuel, and energy usage records. EPA emission factors are used for estimating emissions for each applicable source. although these type 3 emissions are monitored, they are not report on in this credit.


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:

The inventory has been created through the use of Carbon MAP, created by the University of New Hampshire, The Sustainability Institute. This web-based entity is verified, as it is a third party verifying source.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 45,240 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 864.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
46,104.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 22,732.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
22,732.41 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 No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 3,815.59 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
3,815.59 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

These figures were acquired through speaking with Facilities Management, Operations, Energy and Utilities. Data for scope three is not included in the above inventory, although it is found from the CMU Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Charts. For scope 3, the waste generated which was sent to a landfill was input into the EPA 2019 WARM model version 15 conversion factor, which produced the metric tons of co2 equivalent generated in operations. The following website is where this conversion factor can be found:
https://www.epa.gov/warm/versions-waste-reduction-model-warm#15
The notes section includes the CMU municipal solid waste charts, where the landfill waste data was obtained from the July 2019-June 2020 Fiscal Year.


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) 90.01 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.57 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 40.64 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 3 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.81 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

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

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

Central Michigan University compiles data from several sources on campus. The use of calculations based on site-specific data, as well as educated estimations were used in gathering data on emissions generated from stationary sources. Mike Walton, the Director of Energy & Utilities and associated graduate students, have been calculating these numbers since the baseline was established during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.


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:

Although data is from a time period greater than within the last 3 years, this is the most recent reports available from CMU facilities. Data was unable to be retrieved this year due to COVID-19.

Please see pages 29-31 of the attached 2015-2018 Sustainability is Central Report for more information on carbon footprint reduction initiatives.

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.