Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.64
Liaison William Cocke
Submission Date May 14, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Texas
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 10.00 Todd Spinks
Director
UNT 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 No

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:

Data for the GHG emissions inventory are gathered from different sources at UNT and put into the Clean Air Cool Planet calculator to be converted into the carbon dioxide equivalents and evaluated.


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:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 10,680.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,180.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 113,410,786 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 97,559,649 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 5,781 6,043
Number of residential employees 140 129
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 28,280 26,848
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,530 3,159
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 11,259 13,141

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Aug. 31, 2012 Sept. 1, 2013
Baseline Year Aug. 31, 2007 Sept. 1, 2008

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:
6,870,000 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 1,075,816 Square Feet
Healthcare space 74,121 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 517,066 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 6,867.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 38,299 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 6,615.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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:
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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.