Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.04
Liaison Jodi Kennedy
Submission Date July 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

Georgia Southern University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.58 / 3.00 Christopher Randle
Environmental & Sustainability Specialist
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

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:

SIMAP, a widely accepted and was recommended by consultant with custom scorecard, is used to assist with GHG inventory collection. It also converts units such as tons, gallons or MMBtu into metric


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the GHG inventory verification process:

This is our only documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process. The information can be found in February of the Climate Action Plan program under the Sustainability section of the calendar. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 163,159 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 230,812.14 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
393,971.14 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel No ---
Commuting Yes 19,677.16 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 No ---
Other sources Yes 8,087.25 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
27,764.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

Data is provided from multiple departments on campus and is converted into MT CO2 and Nitrogen via the SIMAP system.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 50,042 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources Yes
Area sources No
Mobile sources Yes
Commuting Yes
Off-site electricity production No

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Data is gathered from various departments throughout campus and is inputted into the SIMAP system. SIMAP then converts the information into MT carbon and nitrogen emissions.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information provided in the GSU Report Tracker is provided from a conglomerate of departments throughout the Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses, and Herty AMDC. The information is provided by specific departmental points of contact that collect the information throughout the year.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.