Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drexel University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.55 / 10.00 Bo Solomon
University Sustainability Officer
Procurement
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel Some
Commuting None
Purchased goods and services None
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations All
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 None
Other categories None

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, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

See report attached


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 internal and/or external verification process:

The University Engineer and Executive Director of Fiscal Operations reviewed the report and provided comments and questions multiple times. They also sat in on virtual meetings with various departments required to provide documentation.


Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 2,386.94 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,386.94 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 320.49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 320.49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 23,182.77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 23,182.77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 6,914.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,914.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 32,804.98 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 32,804.98 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

The GHG emissions baseline was adopted because the University became part of the Climate Leadership Network again and due to sustainability initiatives within the University.


Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 12.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 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 offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon offsets 12.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

Renewable Energy Certificates


Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 32,792.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 32,792.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,293 3,293
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 20,718 20,718
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 4,909 4,909
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 5,325 5,325
Weighted campus users 16,049.75 16,049.75

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 2.04 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.04 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:
4,613,881.31 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 433,824.86 Square Metres
Healthcare space 738.03 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
5,483,007.09 Gross Square Metres

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 1,416.64 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 349.75 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

The Base Year
for comparison to future fiscal years will be based off FY2020. The University will implement
reduction measures and set goals for future GHG Reporting in the future.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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