Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.08 / 10.00 Jessa Gagne
Energy Manager
Operations & Finance
"---" 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 Yes

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:

Clean Air Cool Planet's Campus Carbon Calculator was utilitzed to complete the GHG emissions inventory. Operations personnel collected the required information from various departments throughout the college in order to complete the inventory.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

An outside consultant first verified Stonehill's GHG inventory in 2009 utilizing Clean Air Cool Planet's Carbon Calculator. In subsequent years, Stonehill utilized the same calculator, but had operations staff members review and verify the annual GHG inventory.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3,372.91 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,575.07 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 342.75 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 314.54 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 4,979.34 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,481.82 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 79 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 79 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:

Stonehill College was one of the first 3 schools to join the Lighten the Load program with MacGray Campus Solutions in 2008, which was its initial year. On Stonehill’s behalf, in MacGray purchased a ten-year carbon offset certificate to offset the unavoidable CO2 emissions derived from laundry machine usage on campus. Stonehill is proud to be part of a growing program that annually offsets 15,970,467.11 pounds of CO2 or 7,697.75 tons per year.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 2,097
+ Date Revised: May 12, 2016
2,206
Number of residential employees 15 15
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 2,382.30 2,566.60
Full-time equivalent of employees 608 633.50
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

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, 2010 June 30, 2011

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

The data required to complete a GHG emissions inventory is not available prior to 2011.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,317,402 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 89,630 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 32,870 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 212.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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