Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.54
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.31 / 8.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 217,191.98 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 220,894.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 2,910.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,761.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 39,847 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 37,396.94 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 259,949.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 266,053.72 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 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
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 259,949.48 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 266,053.72 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date Sept. 1, 2018 Sept. 1, 2008
End date Aug. 31, 2019 Aug. 31, 2009

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

Inventory was originally undertaken in 2009, in anticipation of potential cost associated with emissions, and at the request of the President's Sustainability Steering Committee. Inventory was updated in 2014. 2009 is an internal baseline year for operations


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 7,400 7,217
Number of employees resident on-site 18 16
Number of other individuals resident on-site 211 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 47,296 44,954
Full-time equivalent of employees 12,189 15,690
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 32 78
Weighted Campus Users 46,655.25 47,232.75

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user 5.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
1.08

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
27,581,856 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,138,765 Square Feet
Healthcare space 105,293 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
30,069,972 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.01 MtCO2e / GSF

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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