Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.14 / 10.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 Some
Commuting All
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations Some
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:

GHG inventories were performed the following ways
baseline: LMU Plant Operations worked closely with Sightlines, LLC to conduct the inventory. Sightlines (Greenline) calculated the GHG emissions using the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator.

performance year: Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Campus Carbon Calculator Moved into SIMAP | The Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire carbon calculator and used past data.


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 2771.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3309 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 384.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 219 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 7087.31 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16213 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 10242.66 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 19741 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 June 1, 2016 May 31, 2017
Baseline Year June 1, 2007 May 31, 2008

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):
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Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 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 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
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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 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):

not applicable


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 4737 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 973 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

4,637,000 kwh Green-e® Certified American Wind RECs

Green-e® Certified Clean Source
Quantity (kWh)
2,102,755


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 5505.66 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 18768 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3271 3195
Number of employees resident on-site 43 40
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7751 7187
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1788 1716
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 7982.75 7486

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 0.69 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.51 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
72.49

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
352063.16 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 11363 Square Metres
Healthcare space 175 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 15972 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
391111 Gross Square Metres

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 5299.22 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 4331084 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories ---

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Lighting projects,
transportation projects,
car sharing,
bike program,
shuttles,
energy efficiency contests,
energy retrofits,
education,
water saving devices,
increased recycling,
replaced boilers,
reduced waste,
light sensors,
led replacements,
alternative transportation options.


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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