Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.22
Liaison Olivia Wiebe
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Idaho
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.10 / 8.00 Olivia Wiebe
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 3,529 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,370 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 2,923 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,489 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 10,491 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 26,952 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 16,943 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 34,811 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 offsets are reported above.

Note: The University of Idaho manages over 10,000 of acres of stewarded forest and 59 acres of arboreta. This land is stewarded for environmental health and forest products research. The forest supports the institution's land-grant status as an agricultural research institution. Currently, the forest is not managed specifically for carbon sequestration.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 16,943 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 34,811 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 Jan. 1, 2005
End date June 30, 2020 Dec. 31, 2005

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

The greenhouse gas baseline, 2005, was adopted as part of the University of Idaho's submission to the American College and University Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and the university's Climate Action Plan published in 2010.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 3,161 2,000
Number of employees resident on-site 16 8
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 8,811.86 10,415
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,301.71 2,254
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 453 0
Weighted Campus Users 8,789.68 10,003.75

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 1.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
44.61

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4,394,680 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 180,657 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3,853 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 156,555 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
4,920,255 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.00 MtCO2e / GSF

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

Scope 1:
- Biomass fuel used at Energy Plant to generate steam and chilled water to buildings reduces natural gas use
- Ongoing use of biodiesel for Energy Plant vehicles
- 2 EV charging stations

Scope 2:
- Ongoing energy efficiency efforts such as the campus-wide installation of LED lights, occupancy sensors, VFDs, unoccupied period HVAC setbacks, etc.
- 147 kW PV array installed in 2020
- 825 kW of biomass fueled steam turbines installed 2021

Scope 3:
- Campus-wide food waste efforts
- Reclaimed water used for campus irrigation


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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-Marc Compton, Project Engineer, Moscow ID ECO District 1

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