Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.42 / 3.00 Michael Whitmore
Director of Utilities and Energy Management
Associate VP Office of Facilities
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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:
This data was collected mostly by Central Utilities and Energy Management and Support Operations. Refrigerants and Chemicals data was based on an average of previous data from our last verified report.

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 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

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

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

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
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 --- ---
Commuting --- ---
Purchased goods and services --- ---
Capital goods --- ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 --- ---
Waste generated in operations --- ---
Other sources --- ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
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) 72.14 Metric tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.86 Metric tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 48.92 Metric tons
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 Yes
Area sources No
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:
To quantify its emissions, the University tracks fuel consumption (#2 diesel, natural gas) and uses publicly available emission factors provided by the US EPA in AP-42: Compilation of Air Emission Factors for estimating its emissions, with the exception of empirical data collected during routine stack testing (once during a 5-year permit term) for Oxides of Nitrogen, and Sulfur Dioxide for Boilers 9 and 10. Emissions from other non-criteria pollutants are tracked through purchasing records and mass balance calculations. The fiscal year 2021 was used.

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