Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Brian Peery
Submission Date March 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pittsburg State University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tonya Pentola
Physical Plant Supervisor
Physical Plant
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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 No
Waste generated in operations No

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 University utilized the "Clean Air-Cool Planet" Campus Carbon Calculator v6.9 to calculate its' emissions. Reporting guidelines and standards from The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), American College & University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), IPCC Global Warming Potential List - 4th Assessment Report and the Climate Registry were used. The final report was filed with ACUPCC. Reporting period was January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 using the Operational Control Approach. The inventory was supervised by the chair of the University Sustainability Committee and was conducted by members of that committee. Information was gathered from various University departments and statistics and surveys were conducted of students, faculty and staff.


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 3860.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3860.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 565.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 565.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 14576.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 14576.30 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 1.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.20 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:

University Recycling Services works with University Dining Services to capture pre-consumer compostable foods on campus. These materials are taken to an on-campus site for composting where other materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, etc. are mixed with them. University Landscape Maintenance regularly turns and maintains the compost piles and compost is used on-campus in flower beds and gardens.


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 1206 1206
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 7400 7400
Full-time equivalent of employees 817 817
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 6006 6006

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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

This was the first GHG emissions inventory that has been completed by the University, therefore, there was not baseline to compare to. The calendar year of 2013 was used to report on due to most recent, accessible and complete year of information.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2011159 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 38265 Square Feet
Healthcare space 11471 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 373308 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 12.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 2714.80 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 0 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":

N/A


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:

University has entered into an agreement with Westar Energy to install solar panels on a new building on campus in the upcoming year.


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