Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date April 30, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Oregon State University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sonja Mae
Sustainability Program Specialist
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?:
Yes

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

Campus Carbon Calculator v7.0


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 51682.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 34117.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 6152.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5287.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 46969.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 85500.70 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 956.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5 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:

On-site composting includes local processing of pre- and post-consumer food waste from campus as well as landscape debris ad some animal bedding. Not all on-site composting is accounted for in our emissions calculations yet. This will change as data tracking and acquisition improve.


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 4784 3253
Number of residential employees 17 16
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 24451.20 18055
Full-time equivalent of employees 5500 4208.20
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2709 556

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, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

The FY08 baseline year has not been officially adopted by OSU. FY08 data were used for this STARS credit because it is the first fiscal year for which we have complete data at the level of granularity requested in the fields above.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
8957406 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 2617804 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 17950.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 7080.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 3142.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Solid waste is collected from campus and sent to the local landfill. CACP methodology shows Solid Waste as a negative number, which is -68.7 MTCO2e. Zero emissions are reported in the field above.


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:

Primary GHG reducing activities during the last year include:
- Completion of 2.9 megawatts of ground mounted solar installations, and continued installation of smaller rooftop systems
- Building renovations of some of OSU's earlier automated building stock
- Dramatically increased efforts to reward travel modes other than the single occupancy vehicle

More information available at: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/ecologue/?cat=356


Difference in emissions between Performance Year and Baseline Year are attributed to many factors including: availability of data, refinement in data tracking and acquisition and rapid increases in campus population and square footage.

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.