Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.92
Liaison Tom Kovacs
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Michigan University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.04 / 3.00 Thomas Kovacs
Professor
Geography and Geology
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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:

Our most recent GHG emissions inventory is attached above, but the contracted consultant would not provide the methodology.


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:

Our contracted GHG inventory consultant Commonwealth has validated the GHG emissions inventory originally conducted by Arcadis. Mobile emissions were also missing from the provided inventory and added later, but never updated by the contractor in the inventory only in a separate email. The total mobile CO2 emissions from the generators, light towers, and grounds equipment was calculated based on the provided fuel usage numbers for 2020 and 2021 and a CO2 production estimate based on the provided equipment models and quantity. This is the same method used for the cogeneration production for scope 1 emissions. Scope 2 emissions are based on utility invoices.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 37,691.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 77.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
37,769.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 16,940 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 37,951 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
54,891 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 ---
Commuting No ---
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No ---
Waste generated in operations No ---
Other sources No ---

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

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:
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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) 12.32 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.69 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 12.51 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 5.90 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 20.20 Tons

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

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

Emissions factors are based on manufacturer’s specifications and calculated using DTE’s 2019 BTU Factor (1060.7 BTU/scf).


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data provided by Bob Densic and supporting consultants to Tom Kovacs on April 5, 2022. Originally submitted as "not pursuing" because I could not get the contracted consultant to provide me with the methodology or an updated inventory that included the mobile emissions. The person that hired the consultant, Bob Densic, also left the university and all emails I sent inquiring about the needed inventory and methodology went unanswered.

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