Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.64
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date July 31, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Temple University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.62 / 10.00 Katherine Switala-Elmhurst
Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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 Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
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:

The Greenhouse Gas Inventory quantifies Temple’s anthropogenic GHG emissions from energy consumption, waste disposal, agricultural activities, use of chemicals and refrigerants, and commuter transportation choices and tracks emissions of three primary greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). Greenhouse Gas reporting includes only those campuses where the university has operational control and can enforce a change in policy (Main, Ambler, Health Sciences, Podiatric and Tyler campuses).

Using the methodology of CarbonMAP (http://campuscarbon.com), GHG emissions are expressed in Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (MTeCO2). The individual greenhouse gases are converted to carbon dioxide equivalent values using the global warming potential (GWP) of the respective gases to convert them to common units. The total MTeCO2 is the sum of the emissions from each source. Previous inventories were generated using Clean Air – Cool Planet’s Campus Carbon Calculator. Temple’s emissions data is recalculated annually to reflect updates to emission factors and global warming potentials.


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 55,015 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 57,166 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 3,430 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,573 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 90,205 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 104,685 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 366 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 278 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 3,869.40 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 9,075.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 125 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:

University computer reuse and recycling program and construction debris recycling program.


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:

composting of leaves and brush at Temple's Ambler campus


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

purchase of RECs


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 5,313 4,550
Number of residential employees 12 12
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 33,955 25,280
Full-time equivalent of employees 6,947 6,478
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 166 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2005 June 30, 2006

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

Full greenhouse gas inventory report released in May 2009 - Fiscal year 2006 was considered the year with the most complete and reliable data and was established as the baseline year.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
10,468,357 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 936,639 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 11,016 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 24,416 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 5,574 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 9,416 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:
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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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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.