Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.23 / 10.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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:

Clean Air-Cool Planet's Campus Carbon Calculator


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:

Staff members not involved in the GHG emissions reporting scrutinized the data for accuracy.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 15,521 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20,940 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 477 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 599 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 17,119 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 23,996 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 3,937 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,039 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:

Developing a program to offer carbon credit sales for carbon sequestered in biodigesters.


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

Developing a program to offer carbon credit sales for carbon sequestered in biodigesters.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

Currently offering carbon credit sales for carbon sequestered in digesters.


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

RECs are purchased through the Naturewise Program provided by Wisconsin Public Service(13%), and Wisconsin State(10%) purchase. It amounts to 23% of total campus electrical consumption.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3,022 3,208
Number of residential employees 1,362 1,239
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 9,590 10,178
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,362 1,239
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, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

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

The GHG baseline was established in 2008 with the implementation of the first Campus Sustainability Plan.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,754,583 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 264,748 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 1,232 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 13,826 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 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 16 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 125 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Biogenic source emissions from stationary and mobile combustion.


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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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:

The University is dedicated to improving and constructing buildings to LEED standards, renewable energy, purchasing RECs, and producing carbon offsets.


We have not calculated our emissions from purchased goods and services, but they are considered in LEED scoring.

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.