Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

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:

The Sustainability Interns used SIMAP (Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Platform), a program created by The Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, to track, analyze, and visualize our Carbon data. To generate this report, first data had to be collected from various departments on campus. These included Facilities Management, Business, Center for International Programs, Composting, and Creative Dining. In the data collection and analysis process, several barriers inhibited access to complete information. The sustainability interns faced difficulties in determining which department had what data, getting timely responses from departments for information requests, and getting data in an appropriate format. Because of these difficulties, as well as a lack of proper record keeping in some cases, the sustainability interns had to make some assumptions when processing the data.


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 GHG inventory verification process:
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Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 4,262.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 139.23 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
4,401.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 6,022.15 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
6,022.15 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel Yes 821.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 381.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 18.83 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No ---
Waste generated in operations Yes 49.18 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources --- ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,271.35 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

SIMAP includes Commuting, Business Travel, Study Abroad, Student Travel to/from Home, Food, Paper, Waste, and Wastewater in Scope 3. We were able to record data from all of those categories except for Food and Student Travel to/from Home. Our food provider could not give us the information that we required. In terms of Student Travel to/from Home, the sustainability interns decided that they would not include this data because it would be unnecessarily difficult to record accurately and because, philosophically, they did not want the recruitment of students from far away to be considered an unsustainable practice.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources ---
Area sources ---
Mobile sources ---
Commuting ---
Off-site electricity production ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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