Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.09
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.19 / 3.00 Eric Germain
Environment Health and Safety Officer
Public Safety
"---" 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:

Data was gathered from relevant departments across campus through email or virtual meetings with Institute for Sustainability staff, Lynn Stoddard, Director, and Ciara Tennis, University Assistant.

UNH's SIMAP online calculator and the Second Nature Reporting Platform were used to consolidate the inventory.


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:

Reviewed by Renee Theroux-Keech (Director of Facilities Management & Planning), Lynn Stoddard (Director of Sustainability), and the Green Campus Committee (consists of faculty and staff from multiple departments). Presented and reviewed data for consistency, anomalies, and general improvements to methodology.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 6,804.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 292.23 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
7,096.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 4,254.42 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
4,254.42 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 4,883.24 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 218.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 5.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
5,107.07 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

Commuting data was calculated using census surveys that included staff, faculty, and student towns of residence and were used to approximate the distance and frequency of trips to campus per week. These weekly numbers were multiplied and adjusted for periods throughout the 2020 Fiscal Year.

Emissions from T&D losses (emissions from fuel- and energy-related activities) were calculated by SIMAP based on amount of purchased electricity in kwh.

Waste generated in operations was based on the weights of trash in all dumpsters across campus tracked over one week, then multiplied to approximate waste generated for the year.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 7.21 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.34 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 5.74 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 3.37 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.43 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 6.92 Tons

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

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Each year Eastern must receive an Air Quality permit and comply with federal and state mandates for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Other standard categories refers to VOCs reported. The information supplied for the stationary emissions sources was taken from CT DEEP Air Permit report submitted by Eric Germain. It covers data from 1/1/2020 to 11/8/2020.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information supplied for the stationary emissions sources was taken from CT DEEP Air Permit report submitted by Eric Germain, Environmental Health and Safety Director.

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