Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.19 / 3.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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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:

We currently use SIMAP as our designated tool. Business travel data is pulled from our internal accounting systems; commuting data extrapolated from campus commuting mode share survey proportions; waste calculated from campus data.


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:

Yes - internal staff from Facilities and Services and Physics who were not part of the GHG account and reporting process verified the information and methodology prior to our submission to Second Nature's reporting platform. All reductions are audited on an annual basis through a thorough external audit from Second Nature.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 190,122.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 7,041.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
197,163.46 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 152,907.44 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
152,907.44 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 30,562.18 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 18,667.63 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 No ---
Waste generated in operations Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
49,229.81 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

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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) 124 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 34.30 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 35.80 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 12.10 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 2.26 Tons
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 ---
Area sources ---
Mobile sources ---
Commuting ---
Off-site electricity production ---

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

The Environment Compliance unit within Facilities and Services completes this inventory in compliance with the Clean Air Act.


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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