Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.85
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

Texas A&M University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.24 / 8.00 Les Williams
Associate Dir For Utilities & Energy Management
Utilities & Energy Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 152,489 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 233,757 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 27,004 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16,001 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 134,340 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 159,646 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 313,833 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 409,404 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 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 storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 313,833 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 409,404 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date Sept. 1, 2018 Sept. 1, 2003
End date Aug. 31, 2019 Aug. 31, 2004

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

The baseline was selected because this was the first year we officially began tracking our GHG emissions. Since that time, GHG inventories are completed on a regular basis and monitored for improvement. This baseline was used to inform our Sustainability Master Plan evergreen goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 11,243 9,110
Number of employees resident on-site 224 167
Number of other individuals resident on-site 62 5
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 59,010 44,813
Full-time equivalent of employees 8,942 7,627
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,112 0
Weighted Campus Users 53,058.75 41,654.25

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 5.91 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9.83 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
39.82

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
28,638,104 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 4,127,220 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 9,640,240 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
46,532,784 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

The primary GHG reduction effort is from reducing the energy consumption of the campus. For the baseline year (FY04), the total campus energy consumption was 6.5 million mmBtu for a campus size of 20.5 million GSF. In the measurement year (FY19), the total campus energy consumption was 5.5 million mmBtu for a campus size in excess of 29.6 million GSF. Even though the campus saw tremendous growth, the overall energy consumption was reduced by 15%. This reduction in energy consumption was accomplished with a new combined heat and power plant, a focus on energy efficient chillers and an aggressive building level energy reduction program.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

There will be a difference in the space for OP-2 and the other credits because OP-2 data is delayed by one year and represents FY19, where as the other credits have FY20 data available. Since the numbers for this credit are from FY19, we have used FY19 student, faculty, and staff numbers as well.

Les Williams 10-6-20

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