Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Frostburg State University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lawrence Gingerich
Safety and Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 Yes

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:

Clean Air - Cool Planet carbon 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:

Not at this time.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 7518 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6623 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 17394 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20891 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 220 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 220 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 5390 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
---

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

FSU has been designated as a "Tree Campus USA" Campus. FSU must follow the program that was approved by Tree Campus USA in its tree plantings and tree replacements. 220 tons CO2 are sequestered due to the unoccupied acreage that is heavily forested surrounding the campus and owned by FSU
.Forestation
1,000 kg = 1 metric ton
3,000 kg.ha - yr
1 hs = 2.471 acres
3,000 kg x ha = 1ha
ha acre 2.471 acres
1214 kg 1.2 metric tonnages
Acre acre
0 = 16 x 2 = 32 C = 0.273


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

2015 Was the first year that the "Rocket" in vessel composter was installed and used to produce compost from the food waste generated by the campus dining hall. brush and other plant matter from grounds is composted in a pit located on our campus.


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

The most recent purchase was for 5300 Green-e Energy Wind RECs from 3Degrees located in San Francisco, CA. These RECs will be applied to 2015 usage.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1505 1493
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 4670.40 4311
Full-time equivalent of employees 815.30 905
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 181 0

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, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

Prior to my time here.so I do not know.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1435431 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 23503 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1913 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 117517 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 1261 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 1805 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 565 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) ---

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

Not currently assessed.


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
---

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:

Additional lighting projects to lower consumption. FSU changed the stage lighting in the campus Performing Arts Building to more efficient lighting (led)that is uses 410 kW less energy (2013).
FSU has dedicated the new SERF (Sustainable Energy Research Facility) is intended to be self – sufficient, off – grid building. It will use solar PV, solar hot water, hydrogen and wind to heat, cool and light the structure. FSU is attempting to gain LEED Platinum for this structure (2015). This building will be used to conduct research, education and outreach on renewal energy applications.
The new Gira Building is designated as LEED Gold certified (2014).
SERF is to be LEED Silver certified(2015).
An energy and water efficient dish cleaning and handling facility has been installed in Chesapeake Hall. In addition an in vessel composter has been installed to compost pre - consumer and post - consumer food waste (2015).
In vessel composter 2015 (Rocket).


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