Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.37 / 10.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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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 Some

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 Calculator through 2016 then University of New Hampshire SIMAP


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?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

2017 GHG inventory processed in the Office of Sustainability.


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 16,829 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20,296 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 246 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 530 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 25,749.09 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 19,880.10 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 42,824.09 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 40,706.10 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 July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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):

We completed our first greenhouse gas inventory in 2007, with a report written to summarize the inventory.


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 0 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 19 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16 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 19 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16 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):

Carbon stored due to composting. All compost including food waste and grass clippings is collected and weighed. Weight is entered into SIMAP GHG inventory to calculate metric tons of carben stored due to composting.
https://www.uwsp.edu/facsv/Pages/Grounds-Sustainability.aspx


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 25,749.09 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,392.74 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Renewable Choice Energy Clean Source M-Rets Wind 2017-e


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 17,056 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 38,297.36 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,222 3,211
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 7,814 8,165
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,127 1,001
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 111 0
Weighted campus users 7,428 7,677.25

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 2.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4.99 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
53.97

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,784,834 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 27,456 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 1,137 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,840,883 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 2,691 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 3,065 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 166 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Reduce the use of coal burned at our heating plant
Hired an energy service company in 2013
Purchasing additional RECs effective 1/1/14; 100% renewable electricity fiscal year starting in 2016


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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