Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.09
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

New Mexico State University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.97 / 8.00 Allison Jenks
Facilities Sustainability Manager
Facilities and Services
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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 32,812 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 31,900 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 2,568 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 12,560 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 30,487 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 47,940 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 62,387 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 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 0 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):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 47,940 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 62,387 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, 2019 Jan. 1, 2013
End date Dec. 31, 2019 Dec. 31, 2013

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 2,915 2,736
Number of employees resident on-site 9 81
Number of other individuals resident on-site 5 72
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 12,008.90 13,482
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,787.70 3,788
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 883.60 1,349
Weighted Campus Users 11,170.75 12,717

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 4.29 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.91 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
12.52

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,060,210 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 558,556 Square Feet
Healthcare space 8,036 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 77,529 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
6,270,923 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:

The campus has been dedicated to energy reduction throughout the campus which is the main cause of reduction in our greenhouse gas emission.


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