Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.77 / 3.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Platform (SIMAP) tool was used to calculate Elon’s emissions 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?:
No

A brief description of the GHG inventory verification process:
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Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 5,136.28 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 1,442.85 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
6,579.13 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 12,688.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
12,688.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
11.21 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 Yes 3,418.13 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 5,800.71 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 596.51 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 10,761.11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
20,576.46 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Business travel - purchase and travel records, includes athletic team travel
Commuting - commuter habit survey
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2 - T&D losses, included in SIMAP tool
Waste generated in operations - solid waste (landfill has methane recovery and electricity generation) and water use (facility has aerobic treatment) records - net is -20.86 MTCDE (negative number not allowed in chart above)
Other categories - Study abroad travel via records


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

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

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:
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
15,012.35 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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:
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