Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date May 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Florida International University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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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 No
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 Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
Yes

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

FIU utilizes The Campus Carbon Calculator (CCC) hosted by University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute. It is a tool to help organizations determine how much they are contributing to global climate change, and how they can better manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The CCC was originally developed by the former non-profit Clean Air - Cool Planet and the Sustainability Institute at UNH in 2001 and released to the public in 2004. Usage grew from a few dozen early adopters to nearly 200 users during the first year. Today, thousands of institutions in the U.S. and abroad use the Calculator to track their institutional greenhouse gas emissions, including more than 90% of the U.S. colleges and universities that publicly report their emissions. In 2014, the Sustainability Institute at UNH assumed ownership of the Calculator and CarbonMAP.
http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/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 26182.77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2568.67 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 1698.29 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 911.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 68308.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 51724.13 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:

n/a


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

n/a


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

n/a


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

n/a


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3259 2746
Number of residential employees 7 7
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 30411 24552
Full-time equivalent of employees 5914 4282
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 7220 3686

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

Fiscal year 2009 (July 2008 to June 2009) was adopted as the baseline year because it is the furthest year back that has the fullest and most accurate data.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
9774810 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 215710 Square Feet
Healthcare space 21154 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 504637 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting 3.06 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 1644.85 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 65.23 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

Other - wastewater


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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