Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.53 / 8.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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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 1,485.12 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 949.81 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 4,139.42 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 198 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 17,540.43 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 43,104.64 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 14,911.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 22,546 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 38,076.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 66,798.45 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 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):

No carbon offsets or sinks to report.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 38,076.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 66,798.45 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 July 1, 2018 July 1, 2006
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2007

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 1,003 449
Number of employees resident on-site 4 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 12,358 12,371
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,830.60 1,873
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,110 388
Weighted Campus Users 10,060.70 10,504.25

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 3.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
40.49

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,433,960 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 618,240 Square Feet
Healthcare space 11,921 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 312,582 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
7,006,864 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:

In May 2019, CSU executed a new three-year electricity supply contract. From May 2019 onward (through 2022), CSU will purchase Green-e certified RECs equivalent to 58% of electricity consumption.

Every student at CSU receives an RTA bus pass paid for with tuition fees.

CSU invested $52M in energy conservation measures such as LED lighting, high efficiency fume hoods, and HVAC upgrades as part of the Campus-Wide Energy Conservation Program. This program was funded through guaranteed energy and maintenance savings.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Further information about greenhouse gas emissions at Cleveland State University can be found on our Second Nature reporting dashboard at
http://reporting.secondnature.org/dashboard/dashboard/##2989

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