Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.82 / 10.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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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 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:

The web-based Campus Carbon Calculator, hosted by UNH's Sustainability Institute, was used to calculate Pitzer's GHG emissions inventory.


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 1,205.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 948 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 28.22 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 131.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 1,482.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,897 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 47 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:

In the performance year, pre-consumer food waste was collected from the McConnell dining hall and composted, both on-campus by students and off-campus by our community partner, Huerta del Valle. However, accurate figures on the amount of food waste collected were not kept.


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 815 634
Number of residential employees 6 4
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 980.67 998
Full-time equivalent of employees 298 280
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

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, 2008 June 30, 2007

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

The 2008 GHG emissions baseline was adopted because it was the first time the College conducted a GHG emissions inventory.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
456,802 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 34,264 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 2,171.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 744.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations 66.95 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 18.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Business travel includes emissions from faculty/staff air travel as well as study abroad air travel.

Emissions from other categories includes those associated with wastewater and office paper use.


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:
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