Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.42
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lewis & Clark College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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 2,937 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,818 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 247.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 82 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8,342 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 3,184.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12,242 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 3,185 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 storage from on-site composting 10 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 3,195 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 700 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

The institution annually purchases market-based RECs to offset the entirety of our electricity use (scope 2 emissions) each year. Additionally, the institution purchases market-based carbon offsets to offset our scope 1 and scope 3 carbon emissions - including commuting, airline travel and some purchased goods, to the extent we are able to quantify those emissions.

Offsets:
Bear Creek Watershed Forest Carbon Project - vendor: terrapass, contract: 154688 Time: April 2019

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.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,542 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, 2005
End date Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2005

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

Earliest, consistently-measured baseline


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 1,333 1,199
Number of employees resident on-site 6 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,214 3,153
Full-time equivalent of employees 729 695
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 3,292 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:
1,314,488 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 68,839 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2,907 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,457,980 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
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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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