Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.60 / 10.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel All
Commuting All
Purchased goods and services None
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations All
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Some
Other categories None

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

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.


Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 15914.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20940 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 592.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 599 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 23096 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 23996 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 39602.83 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 45535 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

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


Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5039 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 20625 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon offsets 20625 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5039 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

On a yearly basis.
Carbon storage from on-site composting comes from the Campus Biodigester, which processes 10,000 tons of organic wastes per year with a CO2e of 20,625 tons.


Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 3599.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:

10% of purchased electricity comes through the State of Wisconsin and 6% is purchased through Nature Wise through the WI public utilities.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 15378.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 40496 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3179 3208
Number of employees resident on-site 16 1239
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10654 10178
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1326.93 1239
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 9784.45 9674.50

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 1.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.19 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
62.45

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3512891 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 243668 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 191951 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
4192178 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0 MtCO2e / GSF

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 6116.45 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 391.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 204.82 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 260.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 25.24 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We have not calculated our emissions from purchased capital goods, but they are considered in LEED scoring.

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