Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.06 / 3.00 Monica Rowand
Coordinator
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:

We used the SIMAP tool to perform our emissions 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?:
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 4,551.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 1,178.49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
5,729.59 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 23,667.97 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
23,667.97 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 No ---
Commuting Yes 11,930.14 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 107.96 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No ---
Waste generated in operations Yes 1,909.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources --- 1,250.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
15,198.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Purchased goods includes paper only. Paper was measured by reams purchased by University Print Shop and the STEP Labs.

Commuting was measured through a campus survey of students and staff. The breakdown of modal split was applied to the entire FTE populations (students and staff separately).

Waste is the estimated tonnage from total waste.

Other sources includes wastewater, taken from utility bills and transmission and delivery losses calculated by SIMAP.


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) 43.66 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
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 No
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:

NOx emissions were calculated via SIMAP. No other emissions were calculated.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
23,667.97 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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Our utility does not calculate an emissions factor for their total electricity supply. We also have 3 separate utilities covering multiple campus locations. Based on the fuel mix of our utility compared to that of the eGRID region (SRMV), we know that both market and location-based calculations under represent the emissions that should be associated with our scope 2 emissions.

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