Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Bill Mitchell
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.48 / 3.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Full Campus Energy Audit (for baseline) as part of our Clean Energy Master Plan (CEMP), study and CEMP completed in August 2023 (Ramboll energy engineers, 3rd party).


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 GHG inventory was completed by the RAMBOLL energy engineering firm as part of our Clean Energy Master Plan (for baseline); they are a 3rd party engineering firm.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 10,014 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 552.23 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
10,566.23 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 1,618 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,618 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 1.80 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
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 ---
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
1.80 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

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

*Business Travel calculated separately from CEMP **Scope 1 Other sources include campus pumps for gasoline vehicle and diesel fuel use, as well as diesel and propane generators calculated separately from CEMP.


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) 0.52 Tons
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 Yes
Area sources Yes
Mobile sources Yes
Commuting No
Off-site electricity production Yes

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

Major Energy Audit completed during our Clean Energy Master Plan (CEMP).


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
1,618 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

CEMP - Clean Energy Master Plan uploaded to the campus Sustainability website. For emissions figures, see Table 1.1 on page 28.

Note:  OP-01 requested 3rd party verification of GHG - Green House Gas inventory, which was completed in AUGUST of 2023, as part of the SUNY Morrisville Clean Energy Master Plan (CEMP), via Ramboll Energy Engineering company, based on data from FY-2018-2019 and FY-2019-2020.  

OP-02 requests data from our current Performance Year which is FY-2022-2023 (not the same as our 3rd party verivied CEMP data from FY-2018-2019 and FY-2019-2020, report published in August 2023), this difference shows a reduction of GHG over time. 


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