Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Loyola University Chicago
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services Yes
Capital goods Yes
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
Yes

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

We utilized a modified version of the Clean Air/ Cool Planet excel calculator. We added tracking for solid waste transportation, waste water treatment, potable water treatment and transport.


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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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 9426 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16931 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 318 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 211 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 37189 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 44224 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 2 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 1103 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Loyola has a number of gardens and other green spaces dedicated to offsetting GHG emissions such as Winthrop Demonstration Garden, green roofs on at least one building on all three Chicago campuses, and the Retreat and Ecology Campus.

Furthermore, students and faculty dedicated to conserving the earth's biodiversity conduct regular restoration work for damaged ecosystems at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). LUREC complement's Loyola's urban campus setting with a unique opportunity for students and faculty to become engaged with environmental projects.


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

N/A


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

Onsite composting treats 5 tons per year.


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

N/A


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3961 3280
Number of residential employees 26 26
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 14333 13923
Full-time equivalent of employees 3308 3308
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 717 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

It is the first year that we have worthwhile Scope 3 numbers.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4094573 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 153128 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 1500 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 8201 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 9789 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 136 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 14 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Directly financed travel for athletics


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

Massive energy efficiency efforts including decomissioning steam plant, aggressive energy retrofits, demolishing energy hog buildings and constructing new high-performing buildings.


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