Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.08 / 3.00 Justin Heavey
Sustainability Associate
Sustainability Office
"---" 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:

ESF has been tracking and mitigating the College's carbon footprint since 2007. The most recent GHG emissions inventory was completed in 2020 by consultant Ramboll as part of the Clean Energy Master Plan (CEMP) for the College. Energy data was sourced from utility bills and and a custom GHG calculator was created by Ramboll with the relevant emissions factors.


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 emissions inventory conducted as part of the ESF 2020 CEMP was verified by an internal team at Ramboll; a team of ESF staff members, faculty, and students, and externally by the CEMP project sponsor--New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 3,145 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 315 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
3,460 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 1,189 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 2,181 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
3,370 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
654 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 No ---
Commuting Yes 1,373.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 545 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,918.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

545 MTCO2e under "Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2" represents transmission and distribution losses from Scope 2 purchased steam. A commuter survey of faculty and staff was conducted in 2021.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 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 ---
Area sources ---
Mobile sources ---
Commuting ---
Off-site electricity production ---

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