Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.44
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.90 / 8.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 515 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 552 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 3,405.99 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,465.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 617.46 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 425.68 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 4,538.45 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,443.56 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 187.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 187.20 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):

ACG is located within the natural boundaries of the Hymmetus mountain forest . Since its initial construction the institution has been committed to the maintenance of the forested area that covers 2/3 of the ACG total (15.6Ha). It has been calculated that the spruce forest amounts to a rate of sequestration approximating 12tC/Ha/Yr .


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 4,538.45 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,443.56 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 July 1, 2017 July 1, 2014
End date June 30, 2018 June 30, 2015

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 700 271
Number of employees resident on-site 4 2
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,888 3,679
Full-time equivalent of employees 530 349
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 3,489.50 3,089.25

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 1.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
9.58

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
42,082.60 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,198 Square Metres
Healthcare space 93 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 12,332.40 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
613,510.60 Gross Square Metres

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment appears different from PRE 5 of the Demographics due to the nature of the institution which has a joint technical and operational facility with its secondary school division. All GhG emissions (including the inventory) have been measured and performed for the entire campus and operations (including those of Pierce college, our secondary education division) taking into account total student population (graduate, undergraduate and secondary education). The secondary education division of ACG caters for a population of 1334 for students which explains the FTE derived number. For reasons of accuracy the joint number 2554 and 1334 was used to derive the adjusted emissions.

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