Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 10.00 Gary Falasca
Director
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
Business travel No
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations No

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

Clean Air Cool Planet


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

Independent calculation by Facilities Engineering staff.

Note the discrepancies in data between the following is due to different time frames used to measure each. Values from OP 1 were calculated using calendar year Jan-Dec 2012, and values in IC 2 and IC 3 were calculated using academic year 2012-2013:

o Number of residential students between OP 1 (4627) and IC 3 (3425);
o Full-time equivalent enrollment between OP 1 (7931) and IC 3 (6565);
o Full-time equivalent of employees between OP 1 (1790) and IC 3 (1730);
o Full-time equivalent of distance education students between OP 1 (212) and IC 3 (203);
o Floor area of laboratory space between OP 1 (177,186) and IC 2 (182,268).

+ Date Revised: Sept. 29, 2015

Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 18,491 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 26,327 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 1,156 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 926 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 33,068 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 30,547 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:

not applicable


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

not applicable


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

not applicable


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

not applicable


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 4,627 4,608
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 7,931.33 7,577.33
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,790.67 1,654
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 212 234.33

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

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

April 2008, after creation of independent Climate Commitment document


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4,566,228 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 177,186 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3,092 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 283,250 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

not applicable


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Elimination of all fuel oil use for heating, reduction of wattage in lighting, reduction in kwh via VSD on large pumps and fan motors, improved temperature control via upgraded building DDC systems and boiler controls.


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