Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Furman University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Yancey Fouche
Associate Director
Shi Center for 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 Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services Yes
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
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:

Students over the summer and fall semester collected data from around campus and input the data into the Clean Air Cool Planet reproting tool for the GHG Inventory.


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 5008 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4104 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 297 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 389 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 14382 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 14900 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 71 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 732 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 46 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:

The Community Conservation Core is a unvierstiy run program that provides energy efficiency weatherizations free of charge to qualitifying, underserved local residents.
Pre- and post- audits, combined with home owner utiity data pre- and post- weatherization are compiled to determine energy savings achieved by the program.


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

Campus tree data was calculated using the i-tree website, http://www.itreetools.org as recommended by CA-CP.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

The university composts pre- and post- consumer dining hall waste for use on the campus farm. Product is measured in short tons. The reported value is converted into metric tons carbon equivalent but the CACP calculator.


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 2439 2361
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 2769 2971
Full-time equivalent of employees 848 841
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

Our data collected for GHG dates back to 2007 rather than 2005 like other baselines. We previously used a regression line to figure out 2005 data, but to be more accurate we are reporting the 2007 GHG baseline for this report.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2432286 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 239671 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 463413 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 4207 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 1160 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 46 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 947 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 471 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":

Study Abroad travel, Athletic Travel, and University Funded Travel all make up the category of Business Travel.

Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 are the Scope 2 T&D Losses

Waste is the sum of wastewater and solid waste CO2e's


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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