Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Allison Brooks
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2019

STARS v2.2

Randolph College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Allison Brooks
Sustainability Coordinator
Buildings & Grounds
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

Responsibility for complying with the ACUPCC rests with our college's Sustainability Council, consisting of faculty, staff, and students. The most recent GHG inventory was compiled by the Sustainability Coordinator, Sara Woodward. She gathered data through personal contacts and email communication using the EPA Simplified GHG Emissions calculator. She updated a detailed list of contacts and data gathered to facilitate future updates to the GHGI. When data was not directly available, she estimated emissions using approximation techniques with reasonable assumptions, and refined these estimates with survey data (e.g. for travel-related emissions).


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the GHG inventory verification process:

The majority of the data was verified by respective staff members from the offices of Institutional Research and Buildings & Grounds.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 2079 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 101.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
2180.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel No ---
Commuting No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 35.96 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
35.96 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:
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Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 1860 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 10 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 1600 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 280 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources ---
Area sources ---
Mobile sources ---
Commuting ---
Off-site electricity production ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Emissions data taken from 2016 annual air quality report for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Report encompasses the main campus natural gas boiler, and emissions were calculated using the DEQs emissions factors and the boiler's annual usage and number of operating days.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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