Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.54
Liaison Kevin Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Goshen College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.58 / 8.00 Levi Ebersole
Hickory Scholar
Hickory Scholar
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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 1,428.79 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,814 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 78.71 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 414 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 77.94 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,435 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 1,585.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,663 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 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 3.83 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 3.83 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

The project to compost dining hall food waste was a student-led initiative that operates throughout the school year.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 1,581.61 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,663 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 30, 2017 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2018 June 30, 2008

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

2008 fiscal year was the first year the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 460 600
Number of employees resident on-site 7 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site 4 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 877 898
Full-time equivalent of employees 231.70 262.50
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 27 0
Weighted Campus Users 932.03 1,021.13

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 1.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6.53 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
73.99

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
793,919 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 22,440 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
838,799 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:

Through an aggressive energy reduction program utilizing occupancy sensors, automated room heating controls, LED lighting, and more efficient air handling motors, Goshen College has continued to reduce its electric and gas consumption.

Additionally in May 2013 Goshen College began purchasing 100% of its electricity using renewable energy credits.


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