Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.05
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Metropolitan Community College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.43 / 10.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and 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 No
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
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:

MCC gathered the relevant data we had on hand and turned it over to a third-party, Verdis Group, for analysis. The analysis performed by Verdis consisted of their internal process and the use of Campus Carbon Calculator.


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:

MCC's GHG emissions inventory was conducted by a local outside entity, Verdis Group. MCC provided Verdis Group the data and they performed the analysis. The report was then reviewed internally.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 2,333.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,947.28 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 372.81 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 10,394.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12,344.31 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

N/A


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

N/A


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

N/A


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 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 10,978 13,443
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,316.10 1,227.60
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2,785 3,020

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 July 1, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 July 1, 2013

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

The baseline was adopted as that is when relevant data sources began being tracked to allow for analysis.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
901,539 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 0 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 577 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 0 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 167.38 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":

N/A


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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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:

MCC is committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. To date, MCC has invested in electric vehicles and the associated infrastructure, we have promoted alternative means of transportation for staff and students to get to campuses. MCC has provided over 1.2 million free bus rides for our students to limit single-occupancy vehicles. MCC has converted vehicles in our fleet to CNG vehicles. MCC adopted a LEED standard in 2012 for all new construction, this has lead to 5 buildings on our campuses being LEED certified. We are continuously looking to improve our current GHG emissions reduction practices while exploring new opportunities.


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