Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Guilford College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Petree
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Operations
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

Clean Air Cool Planet Calculator.


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 2124 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2316 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 8 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 213 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 4585 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7245 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 268 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 268 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 12 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:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

The college owns approximately 165 acres of woodland that has been deemed "preserved" by the Board of Trustees. The technician who performed the calculations no longer works here. It is believed he used the Climate Action Reserve's Project Protocol if not Clean Air Cool Planet calculator.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

The college composts nearly all of the pre and post consumer food waste generated by dining services utilizing two Earth Tubs. During the performance year, composting vessels were in all academic buildings and student housing. The college composted 34,000 of food waste during the reporting year.


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 1191 1380
Number of residential employees 21 21
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 2445 1953
Full-time equivalent of employees 398 411
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:

In May of 2007, President Kent John Chabotar signed the ACUPCC. Following that a Sustainability Committee was formed of students, faculty and staff. During the 2008 academic year, this committee worked to complete Guilford's first greenhouse gas inventory. The committee reviewed data from the 2006/07 academic year.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
803302 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 68936 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 613 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 1923 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 191 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 1989 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 237 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 453 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

This number reflects energy losses due to transmission and distribution through the power grid.


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

The college has focused it's energy reduction through building performance initiatives such as lighting upgrades, insulation, building envelope improvements, water conservation measures and fine tuning control systems. The college has the lowest energy cost per square foot of any institution in the region. Guilford composts all food waste created by it's dining services provider. Use of compost and compost tea has eliminated the use of petroleum based fertilizers on campus with the single exception of athletic fields. The on-campus Bike Shop promotes alternative transportation through bike rentals and free tune-ups for cyclist. The Guilford Farm provides fresh vegetables for use in dining services, supports a vibrant CSA for community members and sells to select restaurants and grocery stores. The Office of Sustainability presents to every first year student and new employees educating them about Guilford's sustainability initiatives and the need for personal by-in.


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