Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.17 / 3.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
"SIMAP® is a carbon and nitrogen-accounting platform that can track, analyze, and improve your campus-wide sustainability. Our proven algorithms, based on nearly two decades of work supporting campus inventories with the Campus Carbon Calculator, CarbonMAP and Nitrogen Footprint Tool, will help you: create a baseline, benchmark your performance, create reports, set goals, analyze your progress year over year"

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 144,667.32 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 1,105.11 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
145,772.43 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 132,356.69 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
132,356.69 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 5,853.57 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Commuting Yes 18,458.10 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 951.21 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 11,257.62 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources --- 6,793.26 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
43,313.76 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:
UIC looked at the emissions data for the following Scope 3 activities: commuting, business travel and study abroad, and solid waste

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) 147.93 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 5.09 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 114.79 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 17.95 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 4.78 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 24.01 Tons

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

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
UIC is regulated under Title V the Clean Air act and as such reports annually to the Illinois EPA due to its operation of two power plants. We have completed an inventory of both significant and insignificant air emission sources on campus. The methodology used was record review and a field survey. Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations includes VOM, NH3, N2O, CH4

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
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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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Imported electricity 132,356.69 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent https://sustainability.uic.edu/plans/caip-portal-2/

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