Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.31 / 10.00 Scott Morgan
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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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 None
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations Some
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 All
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:

All calculations were performed using the UNH Clean Air – Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator (v8) updated with IPCC AR5 Global Warming Potentials for 2015-16.

Scope 2 Emissions: Evergreen purchases Renewable Energy Credits for 100% of energy consumed on both campuses, a practice which began in Fall of 2005.

Scope 3 Reporting:
-Business travel was calculated using mileage reimbursement rates paid by the college (http://www.ofm.wa.gov/policy/10.90a.pdf) and the Air-Fare yield calculation was done using per-mile cost of travel. ‘Other transportation’ including bus, train, ferries, and taxis were calculated by cost. In-state, in-country, and international travel were calculated separately. Dollars by modality are not tracked, hence, miles by mode are not calculable.
-Commuting was calculated by a mandatory staff and faculty "Commuter Trip Reduction Survey" given every two years, and a mandatory "Student Experience Survey" given annually.
-Other ("fugitive coolants") were calculated: HFC-134a, HFC-404a, and R407C


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 4846.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5695 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 470.51 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 323 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7950 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 5317.24 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13968 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, 2004 June 30, 2005

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):

Baseline is fiscal year 2005, when the College's first detailed emissions inventory was performed.


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):

Evergreen does not purchase offsets at this time.


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 5317.24 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13968 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 651 769
Number of employees resident on-site 5 4
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3924 4117
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 680.67 644
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3617.50 3764

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 1.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3.71 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
60.39

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1630898 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 215521 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2061940 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 763 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 3284 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations 2 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:

Evergreen has actively reduced total energy consumption (electrical and natural gas) by roughly 15% from our base year through an extensive suite of energy conservation projects and practices.


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