Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.22
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at San Antonio
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.81 / 8.00 Dagoberto Rodriguez
Energy manager
Facilities Engineering and Project management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 14,802 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15,499 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 1,366 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,000 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 81,297 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 90,788 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 97,465 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 107,287 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 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 97,465 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 107,287 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, 2017
End date Aug. 31, 2019 Aug. 31, 2018

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

Greenhouse gas emissions are tracked by campus in compliance with thermal utility demand operations by CPS. Additionally, campus is located in a non attainment zone.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 3,980 3,980
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 24,484 23,428
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,578 1,000
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 205 1
Weighted Campus Users 21,887.75 19,315.25

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 4.45 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5.55 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
19.83

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,399,424 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 466,348.34 Square Feet
Healthcare space 8,139.99 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 193,271.41 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
6,541,672.07 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:

LED lighting retrofits
chiller replacement
Campus demand response program
Irrigation metering
participation in energy coaching program


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

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