Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.77
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Central Washington University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.92 / 8.00 Jeremiah Eilers
Environmental Systems Specialist
Faciliteis Management
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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 12,841 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13,415.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 1,029 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 772.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 7,212 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,572 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 21,082 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 23,759.70 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):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 21,082 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 23,759.70 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 Jan. 1, 2021 Jan. 1, 2018
End date Dec. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2018

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 2,663 2,800
Number of employees resident on-site 9 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 11,054 18,441
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,488 2,800
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,489 1,713
Weighted Campus Users 8,957.75 15,346

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 2.35 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.55 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,265,689 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 294,446 Square Feet
Healthcare space 11,438 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 21,641 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,899,098 Gross Square Feet

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

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

CWU has worked hard to collaborate with individuals throughout CWU and OFM to look at our systems that are at end-of-life as a way to reduce our emissions by replacing the systems with new energy efficient systems. These projects can help our institution meet our GHG Reduction Goals. CWU Operations plans to continue to push sustainability and energy savings to help advocate for funding, spread awareness and ensure all stakeholders are headed in the same direction. As of May 1, 2022 our Sustainability Coordinator separated from the University. While working at CWU she was extremely influential to the campus community and Capital Construction Team. We hope to fill her positon quickly so we can continue to improve plans toward reducing our GHG Emissions.

We are currently undergoing a study associated with the WA Clean Building House Bill, (HB1257). This project applies to 5 buildings over 50,000 SqFt. Some of the deliverables of this project are: an audit of existing sub-metering, energy efficiency measure options and modeling associated with some of those EEM’s. We believe that these deliverables will play a vital role in ensuring we stay focused on the projects with the largest impact in reducing CWU’s GHG Emissions.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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