Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.41 / 8.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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 224,369.65 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 453,141.46 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 30,890.63 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 19,082.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 245,287.64 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 328,941.52 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 500,547.92 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 801,165.28 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):

UW-Madison does not currently purchase or develop carbon offsets. Composting operations are done at an off-site digester.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 500,547.92 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 801,165.28 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 July 1, 2019 July 1, 2006
End date June 30, 2020 June 30, 2007

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

FY07 was adopted as the preferred baseline year for STARS data reporting as it represented consistent data availability across the majority of credits.

FY20 was chosen as the performance year since campus operations were limited during the majority of FY21. Weighted campus user and floor area figures reported in this credit are for FY20.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 7,956 7,259
Number of employees resident on-site 178 178
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 41,159 37,237
Full-time equivalent of employees 19,765 16,255.20
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 206 0
Weighted Campus Users 47,572 41,978.40

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 10.52 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 19.09 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
44.87

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
24,702,745 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,332,223 Square Feet
Healthcare space 119,443 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 1,966,583 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
29,572,660 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.02 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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FY20 was chosen as the performance year since campus operations were limited during the majority of FY21. Weighted campus user and floor area figures reported in this credit are for FY20.

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