Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.66
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.99 / 8.00 Luis Maggiori
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainable Practices
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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 2,288.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,788 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 284.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 436 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 325 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,789 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 2,897.59 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,013 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 167 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 18 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 1,086 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,086 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 185 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):

Lane Community College purchased 167 Metric Tons of CO2e for fiscal year 2018 through participation in the Smart Energy Program from Northwest Natural Gas. The total offset of Therms in FY 2018 trough this program was 31,470.53.

Additional carbon sinks for LCC are carbon storage from on-site composting of food waste at the main campus, resulting in 18 tons of food waste treated at an industrial composting facility in FY18. LCC also has a calculated 1,086 metric tones of CO2e of carbon storage from 187 acres of LCC owned protected forest and wetlands that surround the main campus.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 2,712.59 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,013 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, 2017 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2018 June 30, 2008

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

In 2006, Lane’s President was one of the twelve college and university Presidents that initiated the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Soon after, in fiscal year 2008 the college developed its first comprehensive GHG emissions inventory.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 205 0
Number of employees resident on-site 1 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7,916 11,065
Full-time equivalent of employees 886.70 981
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 399 154
Weighted Campus Users 6,354.28 8,919

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 0.43 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.01 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
57.76

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,304,192 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 166,337 Square Feet
Healthcare space 10,453 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 21,236 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,679,008 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:

The College has 6 GHG mitigation strategies listed in the Climate Action Plan, listed below:
- Energy Use reduction
- Renewable Energies
- Waste & Purchasing
- Transportation
- Agriculture and Land Use
- Adaptation / Habituation / Education


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The significant reduction that can be observed with scope 2 emissions from the baseline year to the performance year is due to the fact that LCC's GHG inventory for the baseline year used the national emission factors for GHG generation for electricity. In FY18 the college started using adjusted emission factors in the SIMAP tool using a custom emissions factor using information from the local electrical utility and their energy sources. Given the fact that our local utility (EWEB) has a significant amount of hydro in their energy mix, our resulting emissions from scope 2 were drastically reduced.

In addition to the former reason, since 2008 the College has made significant improvements in regards to energy efficiency, through a combination of capital investments and operational improvements.

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