Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
2.67 / 3.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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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:

After the fiscal year end, a call for data requests input from campus stakeholders across all sectors involved in GHG production. Replies are collated and submitted to Sightlines for an external review and verification and GHG inventory.


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 GHG inventory verification process:

Data from various stakeholders is collated by Facilities. An external GHG audit is performed by Sightlines as verification. Sustainability and Facilities staff review the audit for any errors and discuss with Sightlines.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 9,741.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 507.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
10,249.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 22,152 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
22,152 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 16,423.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 4,867.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 208.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 978.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 438.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 30.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
22,948.00 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

University supported travel data come from rolling up budget spend in this category and converting to MTCO2E using to air and ground cost per mile norms for the year.
Commuting is calculated from annual transportation surveys.
Paper purchasing cost and weight are reported for purchased goods.
Transmission and distribution losses for electricity are calculated based on regional norms.
Waste haulers provide weights of landfill, recycling and compostable materials.
Wastewater is calculated to determine emissions from treatment.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 25.64 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) 7.69 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 2.09 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
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 Yes
Area sources No
Mobile sources No
Commuting No
Off-site electricity production No

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Annual reports from billing records indicate total on campus consumption of natural gas for heating, which were used to determine the contributions to air emissions.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
22,152 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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