Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
Office oF Sustainability
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
Business travel Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

We use the Clean Air Cool Planet Calculator for our inventories. We have complete inventories for 2007-2013.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

Our inventories were prepared by a team including a third party consultant, Office of Sustainability, and Campus Utilities with input from a large number of other campus units.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 97533 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 99604 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 8296 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7755 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 345038 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 319573 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 6000 6000
Number of residential employees 57 55
Number of in-patient hospital beds 823 473
Full-time equivalent enrollment 25919 22536
Full-time equivalent of employees 12343 11219
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
17843929 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 2229643 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3954741 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 121395 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 13526 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 28395 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 1235 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 36361 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 5036 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

Wastewater Treatment (211)
Study Abroad Travel (4826)


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Primary effort over previous three years was the completion of a 7-year inventory of ghg emissions and assessment of 27 potential mitigation strategies. This report, completed in the summer of 2014, forms the foundation for a GHG Emissions Reduction Plan that will be completed by the end of the fall semester 2015.

That said, we have several on-going initiatives that have had significant impacts on our emissions however the primary catalyst for those efforts was sustainability-in-general.


MTCO2e for Purchased Goods is based only on paper purchases.

Numbers of residential students in performance year and baseline year are both estimates based on bedcount. Campus housing had difficulty reporting the actual occupancy due to a change in systems that resulted from the demolition of some of the residence halls that were in place during those years. Our occupancy rates were steady across those years and we did not add or reduce our total bedcount during that period.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.