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

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.93 / 8.00 Rob Butch
Director of Budget
Facilities Services
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 5,285.75 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,565 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 506.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 327 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 8,738.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 10,886 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 14,530.98 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15,778 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 8,738.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 542.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 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 storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 8,738.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 542.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

In the performance year the college bought 20,000,000 KWH in certified green power from Carbon Solutions additionally in the previour two years the college had purchased more REC's than needed to cover electric usage and these surpluses were added to cover this years usage.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 5,792.68 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15,235.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date June 1, 2021 June 1, 2004
End date May 31, 2022 May 31, 2005

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

This was one fiscal year removed from the opening of our most energy intensive building on campus, the Science Center.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 2,193 2,068
Number of employees resident on-site 19 13
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2,518 2,545
Full-time equivalent of employees 747 669
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 3,001.75 2,930.75

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 1.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
62.88

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,768,275 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 30,600 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 135,000 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,964,475 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

The college continues to implement lighting projects and other system upgrades during our annual capital project expenditures and the college is committed to buying off-sets to cover the campus electric usage.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

Please note the discrepancy in Gross Scope 2 emissions is that we counted our REC's under carbon offsets rather than as a deduct from scope 2 emissions.

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