Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date April 26, 2024

STARS v2.2

University of Miami
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.90 / 3.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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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 followed the guidelines of the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute "SIMAP". The Calculator includes all six greenhouse gases specified by the Kyoto Protocol (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC, and SF6). It calculates and projects emissions for the years 1990-2060 and produces charts and graphs illustrating changes and trends in our institution’s emissions over time.

We include Scope 3 emissions in our emissions inventory. These are other emissions attributed to our institution, deemed “optional” emissions by corporate inventories. This includes emissions from sources that are neither owned nor operated by our institution but are either directly financed (i.e. commercial air travel paid for by the institution) or are otherwise linked to the campus via influence or encouragement (i.e. air travel for study abroad programs, regular faculty, staff, and student commuting).


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:

The main Energy portion of our GHG Inventory was reviewed and validated by our teams of Energy Systems Directors who are independent of the GHG accounting and reporting process.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 3,972.27 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 1,866.95 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
5,839.22 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 13,954.46 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
13,954.46 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 17,098.77 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Commuting Yes 8,223.68 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 365.98 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 Yes 5,818.45 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 1,331.08 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
32,837.96 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

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

Scope 3 emissions are reported through SIMAP:

  • Business Travel includes directly financed air travel, study abroad, and personal mileage reimbursement for faculty and staff travel by personal car and Athletics recruitment travel by personal car.
  • Commuting includes faculty, students, and staff emissions.
  • Purchased Goods & Services includes paper.
  • Fuel- & Energy-Related Activities includes T&D losses and upstream emissions of purchased fuels.
  • Waste generated includes landfilled 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) 195.94 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:

The Institution used SIMAP to conduct an air emissions inventory. Currently, SIMAP allows only for calculate of emissions associated with nitrogen oxides.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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