Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 3.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

FGCU's greenhouse gas report is prepared by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)’s Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department. It covers Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) or Academic Year 2017-18 (Summer A, B, & C 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018). EH&S cooperated with numerous departments and vendors to gather the needed information. We involved students throughout the process by offering service-learning hours and working with faculty members to integrate aspects of the reporting process into class projects. We used the University of New Hampshire (UNH)’s SIMAP.


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 124.03 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 696.15 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 26,570.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
26,570.21 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 Yes 4,897.49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 7,602.11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 35.22 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods --- ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 1,389.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations --- ---
Other sources --- ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
13,924.42 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Commuting data was broken down into two sections; employee commuting and student commuting. The data was calculated using information compiled from the Parking Services Department, as well as Human Resources, and Business Technology Services Computing services.

Business Travel & Study Abroad was compiled from many sources: Procurement, University Advancement, Athletics Advancement, the International Services Office, the Lutgert College of Business, and the Office of Student Involvement provided the data necessary to calculate university-funded travel.

Paper: Our vendor, Office Depot, provided us with a report of all paper purchases during our reporting period in pounds of paper.


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):
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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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