Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.78 / 10.00 Eric Boles
Director
Office for 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 Yes
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:

Comprehensive data collection included compilation and detailed analyses of utility bills (including fuel source data for our electricity provider), steam and chilled water uses, fleet fuel uses, air travel documents, fugitive refrigerant reports, solid waste reports, and fertilizer invoices. Results of a 2005 commuter study were extrapolated to 2013 enrollment and employment levels to estimate commuting energy use.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

UA contracts with Sightlines LLC to provide data and benchmarking for our energy use on campus through their Greenlines program. Sightlines employs Clean Air-Cool Planet and the University of New Hampshire Campus Carbon Calculator V9 to calculate emissions.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 28289 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 27635.81 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 4320 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2860 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 67244 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 94696.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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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:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 6012 3966
Number of residential employees 187 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 23585 13156.90
Full-time equivalent of employees 4553 2368.20
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2019 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 1991 June 30, 1992

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

The baseline date was adopted when the UA became signatories of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
8457683 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 434052 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 13596 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 11663 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 6789 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 3076 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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.