Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.21 / 3.00 Scott Kennedy
Director of Facilities Operations
Finance & Administrative
"---" 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 SIMAP carbon accounting platform was used to complete the FY 2019 inventory.

Inventories have traditionally been complete every year to meet Second Nature reporting requirements using the Campus Carbon Calculator.


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 9,891.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 491.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
10,382.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 11,964.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
11,964.10 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 406.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 1,686 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 29.40 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 Yes 625.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 338.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
3,085.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:
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Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 8.40 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.26 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 6.39 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.46 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

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

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

The Clean Air-Cool Planet calculator utilized for the GHG report requires general institutional data to accurately calculate emissions for each unique campus. It is necessary to sum the building areas, track the number of students and track vehicles on campus, among other metrics. To calculate the GHG emissions for ALL College properties and activities, it is essential to clearly identify and define all of the College’s holdings.

This report uses the Clean Air / Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator v7.0 to organize and calculate the emission factors. This calculator is compliant with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a standard procedure for analyzing emissions and that which ACUPCC references. A majority of institutions across the country use this tool as it largely automates the carbon accounting standards jointly established by the WBCSD and WRI.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Only Nitrogen Oxides were included in the GHG inventory. It did not deal specifically with other gases that affect outdoor air quality.

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.