Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.21 / 3.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
"---" 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:

This data is based on the Fiscal Year 2019

In FY19, UMass contracted with Competitive Energy Services (CES) to compile and calculate all building related Scope I and II fuel consumption and emissions. Scope I transportation related fuel consumption was compiled by Campus Sustainability Manager Ezra Small and emissions calculated using DOER/DEP emission factors. Scope III commuting and business (air) travel emissions have not been calculated since FY15 therefore have been omitted from this inventory and report.

SCOPE I:
Stationary Combustion: CES
Mobile Combustion: UMass

SCOPE II:
Purchased Electricity: CES

SCOPE III:
No available

All Scope I and II consumption and emissions data is annually reported to Massachusetts DOER Leading by Example office as well as the UMass President's Office.

UMass receives emissions calculations later in the year from MA DOER Leading by Example office, but as of submittal of this report, UMass has not yet received emissions calculations/verification from DOER for FY19 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:

Scope I building consumption related emissions and Scope II grid electricity emissions are generated in partnership with an external energy consultant (CES). Scope I vehicle fuel consumption is the only scope of emissions not externally verified.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 108,244 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 1,777.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
110,021.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 16,405 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
16,405 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 No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
0 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) 12.05 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 1.79 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 5.25 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 27.12 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 2.36 Tons

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

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

The majority of emissions are created by our Central Heating Plant but also includes emissions from small boilers, emergency generators, and other sources such as ammonium hydroxide tanks, space heating, cleaning degreasers, a maintenance paint booth, and LND burners. NOx, CO and NH3 emissions are measured using our Chemical Emissions Monitoring (CEMs) Equipment. SOx emissions are based on a maximum sulfur content fuel of 0.0015% for oil and 0.8 gr/100cf for gas. Other pollutants emissions are based on stack test data and annual fuel usage. The CHP Emergency generator emissions are based on our emission factors in our Operating permit and NH3 emission factors from AP-42. The "other" category above includes NH3 and VOC.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
16,405 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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