Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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Macalester College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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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 No
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?:
No

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

Facilities collects data and we collect data from facilities and surveys that specifically correspond to what we need for our greenhouse gas emissions. We use CarbonSolve to keep all our 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

All data is collected and analyzed by facilities. We, at the sustainability office, then receive the data and input it in our greenhouse gas emissions program, Carbonsolve.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 6870.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6511.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 6307.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6483 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 162 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 162 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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 34 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

none


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

none


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

We have composting bins through out campus and all food waste from our cafeteria go to a pig farm.


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

We have not purchased any carbon offsets.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1005 944
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 2011 1889
Full-time equivalent of employees 565 535
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2012 May 31, 2013
Baseline Year June 1, 2007 May 31, 2008

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

When we set our carbon neutrality goal by 2025, we needed a baseline year to calculate specific goals before 2025. Therefore, 2008 was chosen as our baseline.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1392731 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 158172 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2400 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 14263 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 573 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 74.78 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 70.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 56.55 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Macalester has made progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing an extensive energy efficiency program stemming
from a campus-wide energy recommissioning. The college is also an active Xcel Energy Efficiency Partner and installed a new efficient boiler in 2013. Solar projects ere designed for Markim Hall, but the grant was not obtained.


The other energy intensive spaces consists of food preparation spaces, kitchens, freezers, and data centers.

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