Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 3.00 Derek Nichols
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
UB Sustainability
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

A 2018-2019 greenhouse gas inventory was collected by UB Sustainability from departments across campus and entered into SIMAP (we do this on an annualized basis and submit to Second Nature).


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 GHG inventory verification process:
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Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 32,826.24 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 2,074.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
34,900.97 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 622.85 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 7,900.42 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
8,523.27 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel Yes 8,716.37 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 29,473.94 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 448.89 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No ---
Waste generated in operations Yes 318.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
38,957.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

UB Sustainability coordinated data collection from business services, parking and transportation, study aboard, facilities and Campus Dining and Shops to conduct this inventory.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources ---
Area sources ---
Mobile sources ---
Commuting ---
Off-site electricity production ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
26,388.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
7,900.42 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Other responsible party - Director of Parking and Transportation

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