Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.50 / 10.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel None
Commuting Some
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods Some
Waste generated in operations All
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Some
Other categories Some

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, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

clean air cool planet campus 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 internal and/or external verification process:
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Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3,369 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,818 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 82 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 3,596 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8,342 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 7,022 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12,242 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Earliest, consistently-measured baseline


Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 3,426 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 700 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 188 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon offsets 3,614 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 700 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

Offsets:
VCS and CCB certified
Project Name: Cedar Grove Organic Waste Composting
Location: Everett, WA
Start Up Date (Actual or Expected): 2008
Project Type: Waste Composting
Offset Standard: Climate Action Reserve
Description: The Cedar Grove Organic Waste Composting
project consists of the diversion of one or more
eligible organic residuals, including residential and
commercial food-waste, to an aerobic composting
facility where the residuals are composted in a
system that complies with Best Management
Practices that ensure the composting process is
operated under optimal conditions. The project
encompasses organic residual handling, preprocessing
and aerobic composting at the Everett
facility in Everett, WA operated by Cedar Grove
Composting. The technology employed at this
facility is the GORE Cover System.
Project Name: Kasigau Corridor REDD+
Location: Kasigau Corridor, Kenya
Start Up Date (Actual or Expected): 2011
Estimated Reductions: 1.2 million tonnes CO2e over 30 years
Project Type: REDD+
Offset Standard: Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard,
Verified Carbon Standard
Description: The world’s 1st REDD+ project to be validated and
verified under VCS and the Climate, Community
and Biodiversity Standard (CCB). The project was
awarded additional distinction of Gold Level status
by the CCB for exceptional biodiversity and
climate benefits. 500,000 acres of threatened
forests are protected. Benefits of direct carbon
financing are delivered to more than 100,000
people in the surrounding communities, including
4,000 local landowners. The area is home to over
50 species of large mammals, 300 species of
birds, and populations of IUCN Red List species
such as Cheetahs, Lions and over 2,000 African
Elephants.

On-site composting: carbon storage resulting from on-site composting includes all landscape material removed from campus which is composted on a campus. Material is weight is estimated based on the average weight of a cubic yard and the holding capacity of the carbon storage system. Out-going materials are weighed. This on-site carbon storage is not verified by a third-party but is estimated using the climate carbon calculator.


Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 3,596 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:

Bonneville Environmental Foundation
RECS: Green-e certified
Project Name: Condon Wind Farm Phase II
Facility Location: Gilliam County, OR
Online Date: May 2002
Capacity: 25.2-Megawatts (MW)
Fuel Source: Wind Energy
Description: Located on private land used for wheat and barley farming
and cattle grazing near Condon, this 49.8 MW project is
comprised of 83 Mitsubishi 600kW turbines and can generate
enough electricity to power about 10,513 homes.
Project Name: Klondike III Wind Farm
Facility Location: Sherman County, OR
Online Date: November 2007
Capacity: 223.6-Megawatts (MW)
Fuel Source: Wind Energy
Description: Located on privately owned farmland near Wasco and built in
four phase, this 399 MW project is home to dry-land wheat
farming and testing of new wind turbine technology. The
project generates enough electricity to power approximately
115,000 homes.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,542 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,440 1,199
Number of employees resident on-site 37 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,250 3,153
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 700 695
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3,331.75 3,185.75

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 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3.62 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
100

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,303,887 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 67,384 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2,907 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,444,469 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 771.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 256.40 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 10.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 341 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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