Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.29 / 8.00 Kimberly Reeves
Interim Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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 6,004.68 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,828 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 486.82 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 136 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 15,387.23 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 14,567 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 21,878.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 17,531 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):

No carbon offsets.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 21,878.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 17,531 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, 2018 July 1, 2005
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2006

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 1,541 755
Number of employees resident on-site 4 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 1 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,864 6,774
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,627 990
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,433 198
Weighted Campus Users 8,680.75 5,863.25

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 2.52 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.99 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
15.71

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,134,408 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 42,355 Square Feet
Healthcare space 9,547 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 35,701.71 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,273,913.71 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:

Green Labs Program to conserve energy. All new buildings LEED Gold with significant attention to reducing energy use. LED lighting retrofit projects. Securing a $5 per semester bus pass for all students. Bicycle tracking and incentives.


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