Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.02
Liaison Zachary Czuprynski
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Prescott College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.37 / 8.00 Zachary Czuprynski
Sustainability Coordinator
Green Mountain Center for Sustainablity
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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 17.40 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 27.20 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 213 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 213 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 465.40 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 541.52 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 204 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 258.70 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Total 899.80 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 1,040.42 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 0.45 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 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 0.45 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):
We have two, small-scale composting systems on campus which collects plant-based food scraps from our student housing and dining hall. The compost is used to amend soils of the three campus gardens. We track the weight of food waste collected and weight of compost produced. We used these measurements and applied a conversion factor from the EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to calculate the metric tons of CO2e sequestered.

Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 899.35 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 1,040.42 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, 2020 July 1, 2018
End date June 30, 2021 June 30, 2019

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 68 100
Number of employees resident on-site 1 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 679 773
Full-time equivalent of employees 249.06 250
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 463 430
Weighted Campus Users 366.04 469.75

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 2.46 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent 2.21 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:
106,223 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,500 Square feet
Healthcare space 0 Square feet
Other energy intensive space 1,188 Square feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
110,411 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:
We are currently replacing as many fixtures as possible with low-emitting alternatives, prioritizing efforts on our oldest buildings first. We have also started a campus composting program to reduce our food waste footprint. In addition, the pandemic has encouraged more remote/online learning rather than having students commute to classes. However, we have not used a rigorous method to track any vehicle fleet emissions or commuting emissions by staff, students, and faculty. That being said, recent symposiums/conferences have also been exclusively virtual which has cut transportation emissions.

Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
"Number of students resident on-site" for the Baseline Year is an estimate. Significant reductions in GHG emissions between Baseline and Performance years may have been impacted by the COVID pandemic (fewer on-campus activities, less on-campus residents, increase in remote work, etc.)

"Number of students resident on-site" for the Baseline Year is an estimate.

Significant reductions in GHG emissions between Baseline and Performance years may have been impacted by the COVID pandemic (fewer on-campus activities, less on-campus residents, increase in remote work, etc.)

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