Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.28
Liaison Claire Rodgers
Submission Date June 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
3.35 / 10.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 Some
Commuting All
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations All
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Some
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:

The SIMAP carbon calculator was used to generate our inventory. Sources for scope 3 emissions include the collaboratory plane mileage for business travel but not conference travel. Commuting was accounted for by sending a survey sent out to the faculty and staff about their commuting behavior and results were extrapolated. Purchased goods looked at paper usage. Waste generated included all trash, hazardous waste and non hazardous waste. Emissions from students flying to study abroad locations and to and from home were also included in the fuel and energy related activities. The other category included wastewater emissions.


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 1,244.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 978.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 2,342 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,339.75 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 1,259.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,199.34 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 4,846.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,517.66 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, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016

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):
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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):
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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 4,846.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,517.66 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 355 354
Number of employees resident on-site 4 4
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 5 6
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 366 382
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 129 125
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 466 475.75

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 10.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
389,048 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 15,184 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 32,665 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
452,081 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 7.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 281.66 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 10.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 4,010.86 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0.01 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 69.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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