Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

James Madison University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel
Commuting
Purchased goods and services
Capital goods
Waste generated in operations
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2
Other categories

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

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?:

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources
Total

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year
Baseline Year

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs)
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration
Carbon storage from on-site composting
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution
Net carbon offsets

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site
Number of employees resident on-site
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty)
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education
Weighted campus users

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

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

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space
Healthcare space
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

In June 2014, a municipal solid waste burning resource recovery facility that supplied heating and cooling for the East Campus ceased operations. As a result, the University had to substantially increase its natural gas consumption in the main campus power plant to meet the energy needs for this portion of campus. This resulted in a shift from scope 2 to scope 1 emissions for the University and an increase in the overall emissions due to the loss of the municipal solid waste as a fuel source.

Data for full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education is not available for the baseline year so this was left blank.

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.