Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.04 / 3.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/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:

The SRU GHG Inventory is completed annually, in-house, using the most current version of the Clean Air - Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator (v8) or (2016) the newer Carbon Map Calculator (as of 2017, the University of New Hampshire's SIMAP is the current version used).


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 GHG inventory verification process:

Most Scope 1 and Scope 2 data (fossil fuel use at the central plant, electrical use, wastewater use) is collected and verified by an independent third party (Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute).

The current GHG Inventory has not been verified in whole by an independent third party, but a third party (Sightlines) had completed previous years' inventories that we updated (where more accurate information was available) so we have the benefit of verifying each year's data against previous years' data.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 9,936 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 356 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
10,292 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 7,330 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
7,330 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 261 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 673 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 8 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 702 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 317 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 69 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
2,030 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

SIMAP data was collected and input for the following categories:
Faculty Commuting
Staff Commuting
Student Commuting
Study Abroad Air Travel
Solid Waste
Wastewater
Paper Purchasing
T&D Losses


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 18.22 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 42.68 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 13.84 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 14.51 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.01 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.00 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0.01 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 12,286 Tons

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

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

SRU completes its annual air emissions inventory in compliance with the requirements of the PA Department of Environmental Protection's Title V Operating Permit for our central heating plant and miscellaneous emissions sources, which includes all Federal and State air quality requirements that apply to the University.

Vehicle fuel use is also tracked as part of our greenhouse gas inventory process, and helps measure the success in reducing air emissions from SRU fleet vehicles.


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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