Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.34 / 10.00 Jessica Davis
Director
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 No
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations No

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

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

Per AASHE’s recommendation, the UNHSI Campus Carbon Calculator™, Version 1.0 was used for the FY 2015 emissions inventory. The operational boundary is limited to Scope 1 and Scope 2 as Scope 3 is in progress at time of STARS submission. The temporal boundary is FY 2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.

A group of 5 SPEA graduate students managed the inventory collection process under the advisement of two faculty members and the Director of Sustainability. Data collection began on February 4th, 2016, and ended on February 29th, 2016. The grad students gathered Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions data from with IUPUI staff in Campus Facility Services and Animal Husbandry. Each contact was provided an Excel spreadsheet for Scope 1 and Scope 2 that outlined requested data and data requirements. The grad students then compiled the data and input the data into the UNHSI Campus Carbon Calculator for analysis.

Scope 1 emissions originate from mobile emissions and fugitive agricultural emission sources; there are no stationary combustion sites on campus. Scope 2 emissions originate from purchased electricity, steam, and chilled water; this makes up the majority of emissions for IUPUI.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

All data collected was validated by a group of 5 graduate students who were managing the data collection process. They were advised by 2 faculty mentors.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 614.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 614.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 92347.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 92347.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 41306.58 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 41306.58 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 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
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:

No institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program on campus.


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

No carbon sequestration program on campus.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

No carbon storage program on campus.


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

No purchased carbon offsets.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1686 1686
Number of residential employees 60 60
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 25036 25036
Full-time equivalent of employees 8295 8295
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 6257 6257

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

IUPUI last conducted a GHG assessment in 2009; however, there were many assumptions made in that assessment. Going forward, FY2015 data will be the baseline for IUPUI as the process was more robust, validated, and utilizes the tools recommended by AASHE.

Scope 3 is in progress at time of STARS submission.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
12709312 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 266032 Square Feet
Healthcare space 890.92 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 2942295 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

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

Scope 3 in in progress at time of STARS submission.


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.