Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.32 / 8.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
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 48,307.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 34,117.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 8,521.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,287.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 45,567.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 85,500.70 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 102,396.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 124,905.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 98 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 38.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 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 136.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

The 98 metric tons of CO2e were purchased from The Bonneville Environmental Foundation. The project associated with this purchase is the B6 Dairy Farm BioFactory Project. The B6 Dairy Farm BioFactory Project consists of the installation of anaerobic digester and generator at the B6 (Bettencourt 6) dairy farm in Idaho. The digester captures methane-rich biogas emanating from the anaerobic decay of the dairy manure that would have otherwise been emitted into the atmosphere. The project also produces renewable electricity from the biogas produced in the digester. The carbon credits from this project are derived from the capture of methane.

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.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 102,259.97 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 124,900.20 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 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2020 June 30, 2008

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

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.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 4,791 3,253
Number of employees resident on-site 15 16
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 27,120.10 18,055
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,775.60 4,208.20
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 5,871.30 556
Weighted Campus Users 21,469.80 17,097.65

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 4.76 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7.31 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
34.80

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
10,355,645 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 4,336,257 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 114,200 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
19,142,359 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:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.

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