Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Luke Ganschow
Energy Conservation Engineer
Facilities and Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations No

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:

Greenhouse Gas Emissions were calculated using the Campus Carbon Calculator v8.0.


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:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 18544 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20810 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 149 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 159 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 37365 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 35828 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 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:
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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 4131 4152
Number of residential employees 12 11
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 10180 10265
Full-time equivalent of employees 1873 1868
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 360 330

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2014

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

The 3-year average baseline year was used for all credits unless otherwise noted.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3554878 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 383816 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 114882 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

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

Fiscal Year 2012 was the last year that South Dakota State University burned coal as a heat source. Natural Gas boilers were installed and replaced the coal burning boilers. SDSU also continues to install more efficient equipment that utilizes less energy which, in turn, will lower the university's GHG emissions.


Baseline year data utilizes a 3-year average (FY12, FY13, & FY14).
The only exception to the 3-year average for the baseline was for the fuel consumption. This data was just for FY14, as it was all that was available.

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.