Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.11 / 8.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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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 110,072.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 68,121 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 8,926.17 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 18,340 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 38,384.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 143,494 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 157,383.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 229,955 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 483.92 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 568 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 483.92 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 568 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

NC State has an on-campus compost facility, which can process up to 1,200 tons of organic waste annually.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 156,899.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 229,387 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 July 1, 2019 Jan. 1, 2008
End date June 30, 2020 Dec. 31, 2008

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

When the university signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), we conducted our first GHG Inventory in 2008 which serves as the the baseline year.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 8,273 8,205
Number of employees resident on-site 101 224
Number of other individuals resident on-site 138 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 31,969 28,887.75
Full-time equivalent of employees 9,297 7,957.20
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,528 1,713.25
Weighted Campus Users 32,035 28,456.03

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 4.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8.06 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
39.24

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
16,142,883 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,608,372 Square Feet
Healthcare space 149,447 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 1,895,101 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
21,553,622 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:

One of the most significant projects on campus to reduce the university's GHG emissions is the construction of the co-generation facility. Additionally, the Energy Management teams leads several energy-saving efforts to reduce the energy load campus buildings like the ULT Freezer Rebate Program, Holiday Energy Saving Initiative, and the Summer Energy Saving Initiative.


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