Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.54
Liaison Stephane Menand
Submission Date June 22, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Missouri University of Science and Technology
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.36 / 10.00 Steve Tuppers@mst.edu
Liaison Fort LeonardWood
Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel None
Commuting None
Purchased goods and services None
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations None
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 None
Other categories None

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

Consumption data is extracted by the two buyers of utilities (physical facilities and student life) from their utility providers (natural gas, purchased electricity) and converted to CO2 emissions data using the EPA calculator. The data is sorted into Scope 1 and Scope 2 and merged to a single figure for each state fiscal year (July through June).


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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Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3,506 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 28,511 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 36,096 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 33,898 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 39,602 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 62,409 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 July 1, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 July 1, 2010

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Baseline was adopted for the Strategic Sustainability Plan and reporting to American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (now Second Nature).


Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 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 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
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon offsets 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

NONE


Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:

none


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 39,602 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 62,409 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,452 5,860
Number of employees resident on-site 15 2
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7,941 6,154
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,278 1,274
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 897 661
Weighted campus users 6,858.25 6,540.75

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 5.77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9.54 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
39.48

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,738,982 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 412,164 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3,777 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,570,864 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories ---

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Since beginning operation in 2014, the Missouri S&T Geothermal Energy Project has served the heating and cooling needs of 17 buildings and augmented the campus chilled-water system, which serves many of the university’s ancillary facilities. The geothermal system was expected to cut the university’s annual energy use by 50 percent. At the end of the first year of operation, Missouri S&T saw a reduction of 57 percent in energy use.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Gross Scope 1 emissions significant drop explanation. Since the baseline year (AY09-10) the University has replaced an aging power plant that was fed with a 40/60 mix of coal and wood chips with a campus-wide geothermal system. The associated emissions were then shifted from Scope 1 to Scope 2 for the purchased electricity to run the new system. Remaining Scope 1 emissions are primarily natural gas consumed in smaller heaters, ovens scattered across the campus area. Scope 2 emissions rose (AY13-14) as the new system went into operation but those rises are mixed with other new construction and electric power consumption.

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