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

STARS v2.2

Smith College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.81 / 8.00 Stephanie Choi
Sustainability Coordinator
CEEDS
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 20,454.52 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 18,510.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 250.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 409.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 2,372.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,704.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 23,077.82 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 30,625.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 363.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 107.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 107.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 363.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

Smith composts pre and post consumer waste at a nearby farm. We composted roughly 365 tons of food waste in FY18. We no longer have horses on campus and thus, no longer compost horse manure and waste. This made up a large portion of our compost tonnage in previous years.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 22,970.52 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 30,261.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date July 1, 2017 July 1, 2004
End date June 30, 2018 June 30, 2005

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

Oldest year that had consistent data


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 2,281 2,400
Number of employees resident on-site 6 6
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,076 2,796
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,259 1,128
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 3,823 3,544.50

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user 6.01 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8.54 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
29.62

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,196,705 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 37,135 Square Feet
Healthcare space 10,943 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 40,000 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,332,861 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.01 MtCO2e / GSF

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Since we have carried over our waste data from 2016, the note we enter in our last report is still relevant: we have entered 0 into "waste generated in operations" because our solid waste waste goes to a waste-to-energy plant operated by Covanta. When we input our tons of solid waste into the CACP calculator in the 'mass burn' section, we receive a negative number of 23.1, which is a carbon savings. There is no option to enter a negative number into the data field, so we enter 0. We received guidance on this from Jennifer Andrews, project director of the Sustainability Institute at UNH.

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