Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.46
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

Concordia College - Moorhead
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.67 / 8.00 Jackie Maahs
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Engagement
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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 5,081 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,592.35 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 294 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 313.25 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 7,028 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,716.50 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 12,403 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13,622.10 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):

NA


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 12,403 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13,622.10 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 May 1, 2019 May 1, 2018
End date April 30, 2020 April 30, 2019

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

Concordia signed the Climate Commitment in 2017 which prompted the college to begin doing GHG emissions reporting, so in 2017-2018 we did our first GHG emissions report. We decided to use 2018-2019 as our baseline, however, because that was the first year the colleges newly constructed Integrated Science Center came online, which had a significant impact on our GHG emissions


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 1,141 1,256
Number of employees resident on-site 9 6
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,989 2,075
Full-time equivalent of employees 551 518
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 2,192.50 2,260.25

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 5.66 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6.03 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
6.14

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,437,561 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 33,589 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 66,698 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,571,437 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:

Concordia began the development of the college's Climate Action Plan in 2019. During that time we also began a Carbon Free Concordia campaign aimed at educating students, faculty and staff about our carbon neutrality goals. The aim of this campaign is to begin our carbon reduction efforts through systems and behavior change.


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