Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

East Carolina University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.99 / 10.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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 All
Commuting All
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations All
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 None
Other categories Some

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:

Campus Carbon Calculator (Version 8) was used to complete the GHG Inventory. For more information on the methodology used to account for each category of Scope 3 emissions, please refer to the respective sections within the attached document entitled FY 2016 GHG Inventory Report.


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?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

N/A


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 24564 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 26832 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 8274.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 303 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 64088.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 61537 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 96927.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 88672 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, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011

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 inventory was completed and subsequent action plan were part of the university master planning process.


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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 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):

N/A


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:

N/A


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 96927.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 88672 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 5561 5407
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 25065 23890.50
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 5569 5391.60
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 5836.94 4361.75
Weighted campus users 19988.05 20042.01

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 4.85 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.42 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:
6804178 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 231671 Square Feet
Healthcare space 167723 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 384336 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
7987302 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 689.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 20792.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 2633 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 3961.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 8015.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 782.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data Sources: Chad Carwein, University Sustainability Manager

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