Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.79
Liaison Lindsey Kayman
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 3.00 Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
"---" 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:

Energy use data from the official NYC energy database (EC3) was used to calculate John Jay's Scope 2 emissions and Scope 1 emissions for natural gas. GHG Coefficients were provided by NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability. 8.887 × 10-3 metric tons CO2/gallon of gasoline was used, from https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator. Data from https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.shtml was used for vehicle fuel miles.


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 inventory was reviewed and approved by Hira Mohammad, Sustainable CUNY.
The Scope 2 data is based on annual data, electricity and steam purchased from ConEd. The April 1-March 30 time frame for vehicle mileage coincides with the NY Executive Order 4 report.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 31.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 25.11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 5,490.65 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 1,823.72 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
7,314.37 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 ---
Commuting No ---
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No ---
Waste generated in operations No ---
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
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A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:
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Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

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

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
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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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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99.5% of John Jay's emissions are Scope 2. Steam is used for heating. The only natural gas used is for cooking in the Student Dining Hall. Electricity, steam, and gas are purchased by Con Edison.

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