Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.76
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.78 / 8.00 Brad Spanbauer
Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
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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 16,082.26 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20,940 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 709.31 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 599 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 20,388.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 23,996 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 37,180.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 45,535 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 1,720 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,039 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 ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 1,720 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,039 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, 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.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 35,460.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 40,496 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 Jan. 1, 2019 Jan. 1, 2008
End date Dec. 31, 2019 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.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 2,296 3,208
Number of employees resident on-site 15 1,239
Number of other individuals resident on-site 6 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 10,428 10,178
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,298.10 1,239
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 9,378.33 9,674.50

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 3.78 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:
9.67

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,727,344 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 243,668 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 191,951 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
4,406,631 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

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


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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UW General Shared Info:
The State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issues air emission permits that include required monitoring and reporting through the Wisconsin DNR Air Reporting System. Details on the calculation methodology for these emissions can be found here: https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/am/AM498.pdf

Specific emissions data is searchable here: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/airemissions/historical.html. The search tool provided by the DNR at this link is not particularly user friendly, providing the FID# for each campus permit can make the search process easier for AASHE or other data reviewers.

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