Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Fort Lewis College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Kathleen Hilimire
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 2,986 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,304 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 241 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 219 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 3,383 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,042 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 6,610 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15,565 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 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 storage from on-site composting 1 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 39 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 1 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 39 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

The Rocket Composter was an initiative led by the students of the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center. This composter saves thousands of pounds of discarded food waste from ending up in landfills. Offsets are calculated by taking the total gallons of compost and converting to tons. MTCDEs are calculated using SIMAP.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 6,609 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15,526 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date July 1, 2017 July 1, 2010
End date June 30, 2018 June 30, 2011

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 1,351 1,314
Number of employees resident on-site 11 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2,918 3,575
Full-time equivalent of employees 450.80 484
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 2,867.10 3,373

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 2.31 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
49.92

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,240,362 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 97,956 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,436,274 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

See credit PA-2 for information on Fort Lewis College's Climate Action Plan.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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