Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.07
Liaison Cary Gaunt
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Keene State College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.90 / 8.00 Diana Duffy
Energy Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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 894.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,330.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 153.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 507.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 5,705.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15,594 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 6,753.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 27,431.90 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 11.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 10.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 11.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

KSC's pre-plate food waste is gathered and weighed on-campus by our recycling team. The carbon storage number was generated from the GHGI tool and covers the time period from 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016.
SIMAP calculated that KSC total GHGMTCDE for our dining waste totaled -39.37 for the 2018-19 performance year


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 6,741.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 27,419.02 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, 2014
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2015

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

2018-19 is the most recent AND complete Fiscal Year where KSC has data required to submit its GHGI into SIMAP


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 1,839 2,666
Number of employees resident on-site 5 11
Number of other individuals resident on-site 1 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,368 4,885
Full-time equivalent of employees 583 676
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 3,425.25 4,840

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 1.97 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5.67 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
65.26

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,687,018 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 95,809 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 14,141 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,892,777 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

KSC saw its last gallon of No. 6 oil used in the campus steam plant during Sept of the performance year. Since then, the environmental benefits of using recycled (100% refined used) vegetable oil (the LR-100 product) led to a 90% reduction in total emissions of traditional air pollutants, those other than CO2, according to our permit result submitted to the state.
Here is data from 2014-2019:
2014: total emissions: 60.438 tons
2015: total emissions: 64.033 tons
2016: total emissions: 56.944 tons
2017: total emissions: 33.972 tons
2018: total emissions: 20.158 tons
2019: total emissions: 7.281 tons


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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