Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.73 / 3.00 Stephanie Choi
Sustainability Coordinator
CEEDS
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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:

We have transitioned to using the SIMAP tool for all of scope 1 and 2 emissions. We collect billing and consumption data from our facilities department for these scopes. Because we have not had significant operational or policy changes within scope 3 categories, we decided to carry over our emissions (besides compost) from our 2016 GHG emissions analysis. In the past, we've used data from the Controller's office and survey information about employee commuting. Due to our rural geography, our staff/faculty and their commute patterns does not change significantly from year to year.

Scope 3 emissions make up approximately 10% of our overall footprint and we've made no specific operational or policy changes to effect any large increases/decreases in our data.

SIMAP includes transmission and distribution losses from purchased electricity and upstream emissions of purchased fuels and electricity.


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:
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Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 20,454.52 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 250.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
20,705.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 2,372.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
2,372.80 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 1,963.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 868.60 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources --- ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
2,832.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

The data we've carried over is a collection of data from the Controller's office for travel, a 2016 commuting survey we administered with institutional research, and facilities data on waste tonnage. Compost tonnage is current (FY 2018) - this is our only scope 3 data point that was not carried over.


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) 8.38 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 1.30 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 5.94 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 3.35 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.37 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 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:

Smith annually completes an air emissions inventory for its Title V Operating Permit.

We do not have area sources and the inventory we receive from our permit does not include air emissions from mobile sources, commuting, or off-site electricity production.


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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