Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Endicott College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.18 / 10.00 Meghan Wrenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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 None
Commuting Some
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:

Activity data was collected for FY18 for all Scope 1+2 categories, as well as commuting and waste generated in operations under Scope 3.
Emissions were calculated using equations from the Climate Registry’s General Reporting Protocol, using emissions factors and global warming potential values taken from the 2018 default emissions factors document produced by the Climate Registry.


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:
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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 3,414 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,640.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 179.97 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 198 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 2,952.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,501.90 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 6,546.77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,340.70 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, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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 baseline utilized is from an outside vendor (SourceOne) greenhouse gas inventory that was completed in July 2010. This was the first and only 3rd party greenhouse gas study conducted for the College. Emissions have been tracked internally moving forward.

The campus building footprint has increased significantly from baseline year.


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 303.10 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 303.10 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):

REC's are generated by on-site renewables (around 1MW of solar PV) but are not retained by the College due to financial implications. Moving forward the Massachusetts state solar program will remove any possibility of retaining RECs, unless project is paid for outright which is not feasible for an institution of our size.


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 6,546.77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,340.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,493 1,668
Number of employees resident on-site 12 14
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 4,256 2,827
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 670.70 452
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 688.90 0
Weighted campus users 3,804.60 2,879.75

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 1.72 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
21.85

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,485,120 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 20,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,525,120 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 1,244.70 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 574.51 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:

Reducing demand through programming and nighttime setbacks, and increasing energy efficiency in campus buildings through energy conservation measures including HVAC equipment upgrades, LED lighting and control retrofits, variable frequency drives, boiler upgrades, etc. Incorporating green building practices in new construction and commissioning all new buildings. Retro-commissioning existing buildings and rolling out on-going commissioning building analytics to monitor equipment in real-time for fault detection and diagnostics and preventative maintenance. On-site solar generation totaling 1 MW. Continued program development of occupant engagement campaigns to target behavior change with faculty, students, and staff.


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