Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.40 / 3.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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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:

SCU uses SIMAP to calculate our GHG 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 2018 GHG emissions inventory was reviewed by a Center for Sustainability Staff Associate who took no part in the GHG accounting and reporting process. He used the SIMAP data review excel sheet as a guide to review our data collection and input processes and validate our GHG emissions inventory.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 6,078.08 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 158.96 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
6,237.04 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 1,362.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,362.20 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 Yes 11,218.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 7,250.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 4,551.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 297.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 91.29 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
23,409.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

Business travel: university-funded air travel and personal mileage reimbursement are estiimated based on dollars spent on those categories.

Commuting: We conduct a campus-wide survey to calculate emissions from employee and student commute.

Purchased goods and services: We use SIMAP's food GHG emissions calculator based on our Real Food Challenge calculations, starting in 2018.

Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2: Transmission & Distribution Losses as reported by SIMAP based on electricity consumption.

Waste generated in operations: landfilled waste.


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) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

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:

Air emission sources are permitted by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). These primarily include our diesel standby emergency generators and natural gas fired boilers from 2-10 MM/BTU/hr. Program includes permitting of new equipment, testing, limited run times (for emergency generators), inspections, routine maintenance, etc.

BAAQMD permitted source emissions include: Particulates, organics, NOx, CO for emergency generators. NOx and CO for gas fired boilers.


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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