Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.96 / 10.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of 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 Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

The Campus Carbon Calculator is used. Emails are sent to departments around campus to request information. Gathered information is checked and entered into the 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?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 62,310 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 69,190 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 2,544 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,235 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 83,906.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 110,126.60 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 1,685 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 285 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:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

Ohio University has the largest in-vessel composting system in the country. We compost virtually all food waste and diningware. More information can be found at http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/programs/compost.cfm.


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 7,581 7,146
Number of residential employees 20 22
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 23,700.10 20,294
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,460 3,485
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 3,062 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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

The baseline (2005) was adopted in 2012. It was adopted because 2005 was the first year for which the university had complete data in the categories reported to ACUPCC.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
8,164,105 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 227,146 Square Feet
Healthcare space 26,170 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 379,619 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 1,017.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 6,854.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 5,011.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 6,769.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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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:

Ohio University is transitioning off coal as a fuel source by the end of 2015. On campus composting has increased as a result of the expansion to our in-vessel composting system. A parking pass fee was instituted to discourage single occupancy vehicle commuting.


Business travel GHG emissions reported are from air travel only.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.