Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.56 / 3.00 Colin Brownlow
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Facilities Management
"---" 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:

The University uses the SIMAP tool to complete the GHG emissions inventory.


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:

GHG emissions are reviewed internally by University Facilities Management
professional staff outside of the Environmental Health & Safety department. Professional staff review the data inputs to the report to verify the accuracy of
the input data.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 9,609.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 96.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
9,705.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 19,178.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 1,567.43 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
20,745.79 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
2.85 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 9,289.42 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 633.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 1,003.01 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 263.45 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
11,189.61 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Commuting calculated base on known locations of employees and student residence and information on commuting modes from campus survey. Miles and trips input into SIMAP. Faculty staff air miles supplied by university's travel agent. Student air miles calculated from destination and number of student data supplied by International Education Center/Office of Study Abroad. Air miles calculated using www.airmilescalculator.com calculation tool. Solid waste data supplied by our solid waste disposal contractor. Wastewater based upon total water usage minus know evaporation loss from AC evaporation towers. Transmission & distributions losses calculated by SIMAP.


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) 3.17 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.48 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 2.49 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.62 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
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:

Per the requirements of our registration permit and the reporting tool, we track
our consumption of natural gas and No. 2 fuel oil used in our boilers. We cross-
check our on-site recorded data with the billing data from our natural gas
utility. The fuel usage data is input directly into the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reporting tool which then calculates and reports our emissions data.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
19,178.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
1,567.42 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

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.