Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.57
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.89 / 8.00 Shelley McKeague
Compliance Manager
Office of Physical Plant
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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 3,247 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 3,594 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 211 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 76 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 5,709 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 7,604 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 9,167 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 11,274 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 ---
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 9,167 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 11,274 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, 2021 July 1, 2017
End date June 30, 2022 June 30, 2018

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
Penn State Behrend hired their first campus sustainability coordinator January 2019. The year prior was chosen as the baseline.

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 1,185 1,523
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,673 4,343
Full-time equivalent of employees 654 668
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 409 207
Weighted Campus Users 3,234.75 3,983.75

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 2.83 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 2.83 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,382,893.40 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 75,131.76 Square feet
Healthcare space 625.07 Square feet
Other energy intensive space 111,172.79 Square feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,645,579.85 Gross square feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.01 MtCO2e per square foot

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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