Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Richland Community College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 10.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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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 No
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services Yes
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?:
No

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

Results from the Richland Community College Climate Assessment (RCCCA) report of June 2012.


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:

Verification of the June 2012 RCCCA is unknown.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 1,154 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 733 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,023.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 3,441.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,663.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 9,180 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8,056 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 13.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13.10 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:

Richland Community College recycles all yard waste. Grass clippings are mulched and returned to the ground. Leaves are deposited to the compost site on campus. Small tree limbs are chipped and added to the compost site. Large limbs are collected and taken to a nearby facility where they are chipped to be used for mulch.


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 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 2,028 1,976
Full-time equivalent of employees 335 335
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, 2010 June 30, 2011
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

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

Most recent inventory of GHG emissions.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
302,001 Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 5,064.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 6 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 91.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 2.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Biogenic emissions


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Campus reduction projects include retrofitting campus with efficient and LED lighting, HVAC upgrades, and the removal of light fixtures where lighting was excessive.


The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.