Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.61 / 8.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 10,693 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16,931 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 303 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 211 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 12,654 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 44,224 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 23,650 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 61,366 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 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 storage from on-site composting 4 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 5 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 4 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

We inventory and report the carbon sequestration from the on-campus trees through annual student-led inventories. We track organic waste diversion through aerobic composting.

The Scope 2 emissions are including 50% unbundled REC purchase per SIMAP and AASHE Guidance.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 23,646 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 61,366 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 July 1, 2017 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2018 June 30, 2008

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

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


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 4,725 3,280
Number of employees resident on-site 20 26
Number of other individuals resident on-site 78 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 15,983 13,923
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,844 3,308
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 534 0
Weighted Campus Users 14,984 13,749.75

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 1.58 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.46 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
64.64

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4,414,199 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 153,128 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,500 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 126,270 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
4,849,725 Gross Square Feet

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

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

Significant energy efficiency investments. Programs to address study abroad and business air travel. Comprehensive commuting options programs.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Please note this is for Lakeside campus only. We use 2008 as our baseline. In the meantime Loyola has acquired two academic centers and just recently got financial control of our medical campus. In order to make comparisons from the baseline consistent, we track greenhouse gases for the new area and publicly report it; however we only do our comparisons from baseline for the two main campuses in order to maintain consistency and change over time.

We may revisit this in the future once we have a history of tracking but this would reset our baseline to 2016 or sometime in which we have comparable area and use.

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