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

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
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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 4,262.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,600.03 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 139.23 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 218.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 6,022.15 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,812.32 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 10,423.59 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 10,630.68 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 9.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 3.97 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 225.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 225 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 13.77 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):

The carbon offsets generated are from solar panels that are located on the Upjohn Library Learning Commons. There is composting of discarded cafeteria food on campus that is used in the gardens on campus. The non-additional sequestration is from the Lillian Anderson Arboretum that the college owns and its sequestration is calculated every 5 years by student workers.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 10,409.82 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 10,630.68 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, 2018 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2008

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 879 779
Number of employees resident on-site 6 4
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,463 1,296
Full-time equivalent of employees 412 330
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 1,627.50 1,415.25

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 6.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7.51 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
14.85

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
833,673 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 63,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 5,500 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 62,500 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,033,173 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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