Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.19 / 3.00 Rob Butch
Director of Budget
Facilities Services
"---" 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:

Gettysburg's GHG Inventory is completed bi-annually using the Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Platform (SIMAP) to calculate Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions. Scope 1 emissions were calculated by collecting necessary data from Facilities Services. Scope 2 emissions were calculated by collecting data from electricity consumption and REC purchases. The market-based method was utilized to calculate net Scope 2 emissions. Some Scope 3 emissions categories were estimated by College staff.


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:

A Stonehouse budget consultant is consulted during the initial organization of where to get the information for the report from, and then again to look over the finished (or nearly finished) report.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 5,285.75 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 506.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
5,792.68 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 Yes 1,929.37 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 1,032.56 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services --- 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods --- ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 --- ---
Waste generated in operations --- 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 771.95 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
3,733.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Estimates based on the number amount expended on travel and the number of employees and students coming to campus from there homes.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

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

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

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