Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Missouri, Kansas City
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.70 / 10.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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 Yes
Capital goods Yes
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?:
Yes

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

The tool used for the GHG is CACP. The data is collected by student interns, work-study and the Sustainability Office staff from the various departments. Once all data is retrieved and entered into the calculator, then it goes through the peer review process on campus.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

UMKC Strategic Implementation Sustainability Committee Dr.Peter Eaton, Bob Simmons, Kaye Johnston, Dr.Caroline Davies, Dr.Michael Frisch, Dr.ZhiQiang Chen, Dr.John Ragsdale, Jody Jeffries, Kristen Abell reviewed all data and documents for the CACP fy 2012


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 12,169 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 127 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 877 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,085 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 41,889 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 64,251 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 3 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 1,300 1,200
Number of residential employees 24 20
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 9,744 9,731
Full-time equivalent of employees 4,018 3,200
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,500 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 July 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

The baseline GHG emission were adopted was in December 2009


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,908,699 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 0 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 1 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 12,191 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 69 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Waste generated in operations
Business travel
Commuting (employee and student)


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

In 2013 the UMKC Sustainability Committee lead by Dr. Peter Eaton committed to reducing GHG by 25% by 2020 with a stretch goal of 30%.


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