Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Utah
OP-5: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.64 / 14.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, 2005 :
194,829 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased, 2005:
9,028 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, 2005:
2,945

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
36,899

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
0

Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, performance year :
205,722 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed offsets generated, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Carbon offsets purchased, performance year:
31,261 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, performance year:
3,676

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
39,061

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
0

Regarding the population headcount: the University of Utah employs a large number of full-time students, and likewise, a significant number of full-time staff take advantage of the tuition reduction program and so are also classified as students. The University has established a methodology to avoid double-counting these individuals for transit usage, greenhouse gas, and STARS reporting purposes as compared to when each population category is reported separately in the main institutional dataset. the Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis performs an internal analysis based on university identification (UID) numbers to identify those who are counted as both students and staff. Headcount numbers for both the ACUPPC greenhouse gas inventories and STARS reporting reflect this correction.

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.