Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.79 / 3.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
"---" 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:

GHGs are calculated using the SIMAP tool. As of 2021, data is collected and entered into the SIMAP by Christina Erickson

Scope 3 includes Student Study Abroad Air Travel, Faculty-led travel courses, international service trips, student community, faculty/staff commuting, directly financed air travel, directly financed ground travel, T&D losses, paper and wastewater.


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 GHG inventory verification process:

The FY2021 inventory has been validated by an internal team (Campus Sustainability Operations Team) over several meetings and review sessions.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 1,206.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 114.58 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,320.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 1,598.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,598.88 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 12.11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 591.55 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 18.28 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 Yes 87.11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations --- 60.43 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources --- 15.01 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

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

Business travel includes air and ground travel
Commuting data comes from bi-annual survey by CATMA
Purchased goods reflects copy paper purchases
Fuel/Energy reflects our T&D losses
Waste is calculated from estimated annual weight
Other reflects wastewater emissions


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) 0.33 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 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 ---
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:

GHGs are calculated using the SIPMP tool by our Director of Service & Sustainability Learning (Christina Erickson) using data collected from various offices across campus.

For boilers - we account for the natural gas consumed each year.

Additionally, we account for any refrigerant leaks in HVAC systems & appliances.

These are included in our total GHG inventory, as mentioned in OP-1.

FY2021 Air emissions from stationary sources (natural gas) =
CO2 = 1,314,722 kg
CH4 = 122 kg
N2O = 10 kg


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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FY21 emission reflect a very a-typical year, due to the COVID pandemic.

The 2020-2021 Academic year was nothing typical. The Burlington campus had:
* Students attending hybrid classes (some remote, some in-person)
* Approximately half the number of residential students
* A few residence halls operating as isolation or quarantine halls; two completely unused (North, Sanders)
* Most staff working from home
* Some faculty working on campus; others working and teaching remotely
* Increased air exchanges and filtration in buildings, 24/7
* Increased use of disposable / take out dining ware for students
* No study abroad, faculty-led field courses, or service trips
* Minimal travel for admissions and other sponsored-travel

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