Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Joliet Junior College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Patrick Van Duyne
Director
Facility Services
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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 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:

The GHG emissions were calculated by an independent third party consultant as part of Joliet Junior Colleges' Climate Action Plan completed as part of the commitment to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. Document is available for review at the URL listed below.


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:

The GHG emissions inventory, Scope 1, 2, 3 review and verification, including calculations and mitigation strategies were conducted by an independent third party consultant, Legat Architects, using both historical and design data. JJC 2011 Climate Action Plan published provides detailed summary of the process and results.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3139 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2419 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 867 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 738 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 25003 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 18337 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 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:

Not applicable.


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

Not applicable.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

Not applicable.


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

Not applicable.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 9431 10709
Full-time equivalent of employees 1630 1630
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, 2010 June 30, 2011
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

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

Joliet Junior College created a Climate Action Plan in 2011. Fiscal year 2009-2010 was used as a closest baseline from which to start documenting future improvements.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1147000 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 22000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 415 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 2542 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions include JJC student and faculty commuting and business-related air travel (educational conferences and meetings) conducted by JJC faculty and administrators.


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:

Mitigation strategies are identified on Page 18 of the JJC Climate Action Plan (see URL above). Many of the efforts over the past three years have been to improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation, listed as Strategy 01 in the plan. Joliet Junior College (JJC) has partnered with Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC). SEDAC has conducted retro-commissioning studies which provide Joliet Junior College with a list of retro-commissioning measures (RCxM). JJC has completed all of the measures for our T-building and we are currently starting on measures for C-G Buildings.


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