Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Pennsylvania State University
OP-5: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.43 / 14.00 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, 2005 :
388,760 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, 2005:
13,863

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
35,766

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
5,263

Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, performance year :
320,447 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed offsets generated, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Carbon offsets purchased, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, performance year:
13,900

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
41,182

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,986

GHG emissions are one of the metrics for the Finance & Business Environmental Stewardship Key Initiative. In 2006, a 17.5% reduction by 2012 goal was established. The reduction strategy focuses primarily on energy, with initiatives in conservation, efficiency, green building design and procurement of renewable power. Programs in transportation, waste management and purchasing as well as comprehensive sustainability awareness efforts contribute to the strategy.

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