Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date June 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mark Lichtenstein
Executive Director of Sustainability
Energy and Sustainability
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel Some
Commuting All
Purchased goods and services None
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations All
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 None
Other categories Some

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, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

Clean Air Cool Planet v.8 is used as the methodology. Results transposed to summary separate excel sheet (attached above)


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:

Internal: Every year since approximately 2009 as part of the course "Energy and Environmental Auditing" at least one student team has consistently done a term project on one aspect of ESF's GHG emissions, whether inventory or climate action plan. The faculty members teaching the course also review the completed work.


Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 1121 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1535 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 321.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 226 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 2949.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4040 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 4257.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3979 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 8649.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9780 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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, 2006 June 30, 2007

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

ESF's signed onto the ACUPCC in January 2007. The College committed at the time to use fiscal year 2007 as its baseline. In September 2009, ESF submitted its "Energy and Carbon Neutral Plan 2015" (ECN 2015), which also established 2007 as the baseline.


Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution --- ---
Net carbon offsets --- ---

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):
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Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 8649.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9780 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 569 0
Number of employees resident on-site 5 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2067 1955
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 515 540
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 43 0
Weighted campus users 2047.75 1871.25

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 4.22 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5.23 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
19.18

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1290997 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 510591 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2312179 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 507.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 1373.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 481.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 1 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 1 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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