Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Kelsey Smith
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.04 / 10.00 Scott Heaton
Director
Support Services
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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 Yes
Capital goods Yes
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

For multiple years, Pacific has contracted with a private consultant specializing in estimating GHG emissions for universities.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

A data qualification process is conducted with the external consultant to validate data, application of data, and methodology for analysis as applicable to the specific parameters of our campus.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3,640 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,542 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 8,000 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,164 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:

N.A.


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

N.A.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

N.A.


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

N.A.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,792 2,142
Number of residential employees 82 80
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 5,206.70 4,681.75
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,268.86 1,226.78
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

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

N.A.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,018,731 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 111,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 34,300 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 21,000 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 2,991.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 4,808.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 192 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 2,743.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 1,230 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

Other categories included Transfer and Distribution Losses (6.41%) & Study Abroad air travel (3.84%)


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:

Pacific has worked to reduce our GHG emissions in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: promoting commute connection to encourage carpooling and green vehicles, bike to work week, transitioning to a dominant electric vehicle cart fleet, reduced KWH and THERMS usage across campus, a reduction in refrigerants and chemicals, an increase in the amount of recycled paper purchases, follow summer hours (reducing the amount of electricity used due to the reduction of the hours of operations), and currently looking at a flex work policy.


Data was taken from Sightlines FY09 and FY12 report.

2012 FTE of employees was calculated using data acquired from HR.

2009 FTE of employees was calculated by creating a discount % from two data sets received from HR. With that equation, we calculated the students and staff FTE.

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.