Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.83 / 8.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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 88,876.87 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 166,485.90 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
+ Date Revised: April 25, 2024
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 2,927.41 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 4,079.23 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
+ Date Revised: April 25, 2024
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 116,271.30 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 193,387.01 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
+ Date Revised: April 25, 2024
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Total 208,075.58 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 363,952.14 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 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 0 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):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 208,075.58 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 363,952.14 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 July 1, 2021 July 1, 2009
End date June 30, 2022 June 30, 2010

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 12,520 12,355
Number of employees resident on-site 37 10
Number of other individuals resident on-site 2,658 190
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 45,592 40,527
Full-time equivalent of employees 8,626 8,139
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2,632 676
Weighted Campus Users 44,486.75 39,273.75

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 4.68 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 9.27 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
49.53

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
17,059,964 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 695,222 Square feet
Healthcare space 61,288 Square feet
Other energy intensive space 748,051 Square feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
19,321,035 Gross square feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.01 MtCO2e per square foot

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
Between 2010 and 2012, IU began phasing out the use of coal and increasing the use of natural gas in the Central Heating Plant (CHP). This conversion has continued through FY22.

The campus continues to invest in energy efficiency improvements to our buildings - LED lighting, installation of light sensors, installation of window film, sub-meters, etc.

IU follows the internal standard for new construction to be LEED Gold certified.

Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
IUB does not import thermal heat onto its campus due to the onsite Central Heating plant

IUB does not import thermal heat onto its campus due to the onsite Central Heating plant

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