Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.15 / 8.00 Jeff Clark
Professor
Geology
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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 6293.29 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7102.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 163.37 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 6702.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9273.77 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 13159.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16376.15 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 5.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 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 5.38 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):

On-site composting carbon storage derived from weighed compost weekly. Calculation performed in SIMAP.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 13154.06 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16376.15 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 Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2008
End date Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 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 1303 1433
Number of employees resident on-site 10 9
Number of other individuals resident on-site 9 9
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1539 1535
Full-time equivalent of employees 513 486
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 1876.25 1885.25

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 7.01 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8.69 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
19.29

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1502560 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 47766 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 21913 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1620005 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:

We are continually trying to update old HVAC and lighting infrastructure and have held energy use/GHG reduction awareness competitions.


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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We've adopted SIMAP as our tool for tracking emissions.

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