Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 8.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3,577.19 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,419.54 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 403.35 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 550.64 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 9,558.19 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12,515.64 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 13,538.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16,485.82 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 4.61 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.82 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 4.61 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.82 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Carbon sinks are from on-site composting at the Fort and Elkhorn campuses. The 2020 numbers are lower due to there being limited composting due to COVID and the resulting building closings.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 13,534.12 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16,481 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 Jan. 1, 2020 Jan. 1, 2018
End date Dec. 31, 2020 Dec. 31, 2019

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

The baseline was adopted in 2020 to reflect the goals and metrics in the 2021-2026 Sustainability Master Plan. The baseline is an average of 2018 and 2019.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 9,771 12,500
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,154 1,227.60
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2,625 3,020
Weighted Campus Users 6,225 8,030.70

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 2.17 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.05 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,273,353 Gross 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 1,685 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,275,038 Gross Square Feet

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

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

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 1.5 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 which has led 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 that are economically viable.

Building remodels include updates to LED lighting and the highest energy-efficient equipment. We also work with our utility company and support their net carbon goal.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The ft equivalent student for the baseline is estimated.

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