Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.22 / 8.00 Tina Woolston
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 22,449 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 17,372 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 797 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,217 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 11,625 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 26,098 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 3,696 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,611 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 38,567 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 51,298 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 851 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 851 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 38,567 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 50,447 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, 2019 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2020 June 30, 2008

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 3,098 3,587
Number of employees resident on-site 8 9
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 11,619 9,355
Full-time equivalent of employees 4,497 3,684.50
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 450 0
Weighted Campus Users 12,526 10,678.63

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 3.08 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.72 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
34.82

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,526,370 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 364,210 Square Feet
Healthcare space 140,735 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 44,948 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
6,581,208 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:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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