Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Molly Blumhoefer
Submission Date July 27, 2016
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Central New Mexico Community College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Molly Blumhoefer
Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager
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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 Yes
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods Yes
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
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:

Baseline is 2008, not 2005. CNM's inventory was conducted primarily by Physical Plant staff using an operational control approach. The emissions were measured using the Clean Air Cool Planet software because it was recommended by the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment and for its ease of use. The CA-CP Campus Carbon Climate Calculator's default emissions coefficient was used.

2016 Update: The Carbon Calculator (Cool Planet) and associated EXCEL files are not working properly from previous calculation (2014). Molly Blumhoefer has updated the information using current data collected and analysed by AMERESCO contractors. They have developed their own Energy Star Platform through PNM. CNM also has an Energy Star Platform through PNM. Since methodologies are not the same, numbers may be slightly different than what would have been found using 2014 Cool Planet calculator.

Energy files can be found in Molly's files, EXCEL: CNM Energy Metrics Jan-Dec 2015 (1)
Gross area of building space 1,732,022.0 (2016).

Energy Star Tracker: 27,637.3 metric tons TOTAL GHG emissions.
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported gas (stationary) as 15% of total GHG
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported that electricity was 85% or total GHG emissions.
Although not adjusting for inflation, as did Cool Planet Calculations, Molly Blumhoefer took percentages and applied them to energy star total GHG emissions (27,637.3) to find new "averages". These numbers are presumably higher than what would have been calculated using the Cool Planet software.


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:

Data was collected by the various areas within the Physical Plant to determine the data that was inputted in the calculator. The information was then reviewed by the CNM sustainability task team to review and confirmed information. In 2008 this information was being tracked in more systematic approach so that the information can be better measured.

2016 Update: The Carbon Calculator (Cool Planet) and associated EXCEL files are not working properly from previous calculation (2014). Molly Blumhoefer has updated the information using current data collected and analysed by AMERESCO contractors. They have developed their own Energy Star Platform through PNM. CNM also has an Energy Star Platform through PNM. Since methodologies are not the same, numbers may be slightly different than what would have been found using 2014 Cool Planet calculator.

Energy files can be found in Molly's files, EXCEL: CNM Energy Metrics Jan-Dec 2015 (1)
Gross area of building space 1,732,022.0 (2016).

Energy Star Tracker: 27,637.3 metric tons TOTAL GHG emissions.
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported gas (stationary) as 15% of total GHG
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported that electricity was 85% or total GHG emissions.
Although not adjusting for inflation, as did Cool Planet Calculations, Molly Blumhoefer took percentages and applied them to energy star total GHG emissions (27,637.3) to find new "averages". These numbers are presumably higher than what would have been calculated using the Cool Planet software.

2016 Update: The Carbon Calculator (Cool Planet) and associated EXCEL files are not working properly from previous calculation (2014). Molly Blumhoefer has updated the information using current data collected and analysed by AMERESCO contractors. They have developed their own Energy Star Platform through PNM. CNM also has an Energy Star Platform through PNM. Since methodologies are not the same, numbers may be slightly different than what would have been found using 2014 Cool Planet calculator.

Energy files can be found in Molly's files, EXCEL: CNM Energy Metrics Jan-Dec 2015 (1)
Gross area of building space 1,732,022.0 (2016).

Energy Star Tracker: 27,637.3 metric tons TOTAL GHG emissions.
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported gas (stationary) as 15% of total GHG
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported that electricity was 85% or total GHG emissions.
Although not adjusting for inflation, as did Cool Planet Calculations, Molly Blumhoefer took percentages and applied them to energy star total GHG emissions (27,637.3) to find new "averages". These numbers are presumably higher than what would have been calculated using the Cool Planet software.

2016 Update: The Carbon Calculator (Cool Planet) and associated EXCEL files are not working properly from previous calculation (2014). Molly Blumhoefer has updated the information using current data collected and analysed by AMERESCO/PeirceEnergy contractors. They have developed their own Energy Star Platform through PNM. CNM also has an Energy Star Platform through PNM. Since methodologies are not the same, numbers may be slightly different than what would have been found using 2014 Cool Planet calculator.

Energy files can be found in Molly's files, EXCEL: CNM Energy Metrics Jan-Dec 2015 (1)
Gross area of building space 1,732,022.0 (2016).

Energy Star Tracker: 27,637.3 metric tons TOTAL GHG emissions.
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported gas (stationary) as 15% of total GHG
Cool Planet summary for 2014 reported that electricity was 85% or total GHG emissions.
Although not adjusting for inflation, as did Cool Planet Calculations, Molly Blumhoefer took percentages and applied them to energy star total GHG emissions (27,637.3) to find new "averages". These numbers are presumably higher than what would have been calculated using the Cool Planet software.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 4200.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3441 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 169.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 265 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 23436 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 17386 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3441 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 1321 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:

We have 3 buildings (WSI, Ken Chappy and Rio Rancho) that have solar photovoltaic panels. Geothermal heat pumps have also been established at RR, WSI and Smith Brasher--which is now being renovated.


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

A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

Newly added in 2016 is an on-site composting facility


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

Also Energy Powertrack
http://www.alsoenergy.com/powertrack/
log in ID: CNM
PW: cnmsolar


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 13684 12005
Full-time equivalent of employees 1446 1878
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2657 800

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Jan. 1, 2008

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

First Year of collecting data


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1848187 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 462507 Square Feet
Healthcare space 500 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 100000 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

CNM is working on the Scope 3 GHG


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:

Update: 2016: Recently hired energy contractors to help identify where energy is being used most intensively. They are helping CNM to identify behavioral changes needed and developing energy standards (set-points, equipment use, etc) and to draft an energy policy.
All newly renovated buildings are LEED certified.


Previous performance year data (2013-2014)
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion
2,789.0
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources
1,265.0
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity
23,523.9
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources
3,039.0

2016 FLEET Update (other sources- Scope 1)
email:
From: MIRANDA, CECILIA
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:57 PM
To: GARCIA, RUDY <rudyg@cnm.edu>
Cc: MOFFETT, JAMES <jmoffett2@cnm.edu>
Subject: Report

Hello Dr. Garcia,

Attached please find the data you requested for the sustainability report. You will find two data reports on fueling for APS and WEX, those reports have the amount of gallons as well as dollar amount for the year 2015. Below is a quick total for fueling:

APS
• Gallons: 16,152.261
• Amount: $33,800.29

WEX
• Gallons: 4,940.683
• Amount: $11,895.05

Total Gallons: 21,092.944
Total Dollar Amount: $45,695.34

Attached you will also find the form you wanted us to fill out.

Also to reiterate what Jim has said in the last email, we have a total of 182 vehicles on the fleet list which includes the Applied Technologies vehicles and a lot of those are just the ones that the students use to work on, they are not driven. We have 26 electric vehicles. In Fleet Services we have 76 of the 182 on our inventory and 26 are the GEM’s and 50 gas vehicles.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Cecilia

Cecilia Renteria Miranda
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)
Phone Number: (505) 224-3070
E-mail: crenteria6@cnm.edu

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to calculate Co2 emitted by gallons of gas
Under international agreement, CO2 emissions from the combustion of biomass or biofuels are not included in national greenhouse gas emissions inventories.2 Most of the retail gasoline now sold in the United States contains about 10% fuel ethanol (or E10) by volume. Burning a gallon of E10 produces about 17.68 pounds of CO2 that is emitted from the fossil fuel content.
http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=307&t=11

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