Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Aric Christensen
Environmental Ambassador
EH&S
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
Business travel Yes
Commuting Yes
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

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

The inventory was conducted by the Environmental Health and Safety department with significant assistance from the campus community. Electricity use was determined from monthly electricity invoices. Propane use was calculated using invoices for propane delivery. Fleet fuel use was calculated from fuel delivery invoices. Shuttle fuel consumption is based on average weekly fuel used from the shuttle contractor. Staff and students were surveyed to determine typical commuting information. Air travel trip data is based on ticket invoices and travel authorization forms. Travel distance is from the online http://www.world-airport-codes.com/ calculator.


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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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 109 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 343 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 269 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 26209 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 19121 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3675 1945
Number of residential employees 14 8
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 8045 5754
Full-time equivalent of employees 1144 311
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 240 288

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

2008 was the first year FGCU compiled ACUPCC emission reports.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4259795 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: Nov. 3, 2014

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 135433 Square Feet
Healthcare space 11625 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 106911 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 1327 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 10967 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 ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.