Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.85 / 10.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
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 No
Capital goods No
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:

The Clean Air-Cool Planet, Campus Carbon Calculator was used to complete the GHG emissions inventory.


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:

No verification has been performed. It has only been performed by the Applied Research Center staff and then posted to the ACUPCC website.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 12,528 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 12,128 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 443 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 197 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 12,809 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13,987 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 90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

We have no policies/programs in place.


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

We have no policies/programs in place.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

The UW-Stout Campus collects the compost through multiple sources, such as newly implemented campus wide waste reduction project which included an organic bin to collect compostable materials (e.g., food waste, napkins, compostable to-go containers, etc.). This collection is responsible for 33% of the waste on campus. http://www.uwstout.edu/sustainability/waste-reduction.cfm

The compostable waste is picked up by Advanced Disposal and brought to their facility for composting. There, they do windrow composting, allowing compostable waste to be heated in large piles and break down. The finished compost is screened for waste that wasn’t composted and sell the compost within the community.


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

No carbon offsets were purchased


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 2,903 2,846
Number of residential employees 10 14
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 9,371 8,477
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,120 966
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,587 982

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

The 2008 fiscal year baseline for the GHG emissions was adopted because is was the first and oldest fully recorded year for UW-Stout GHG emissions report.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,533,913 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 8,150 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 872.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 3,878.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 121.20 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 1,263.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 1,327.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

N/A


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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Scope 1 and 2 Emissions data from 2008 and 2013 GHG Inventories; campus resident numbers from Director of University Housing of 2008 and 2013; non-residential student information from GHG Inventories; non-residential faculty and staff information from Human Resources

2008 GHG Emissions

Scope Emissions Source Emissions Type Metric Tons of GHG Emissions

Scope 1 Stationary Combustion 12,128
Scope 1 Mobile Combustion 197
Scope 1 Fugitive Emissions 61
Scope 2 Purchased Electricity 13,987.0
Total 26,373

2013 GHG Emissions

Scope Emissions Source Emissions Type Metric Tons of GHG Emissions

Scope 1 Stationary Combustion 12,528.4
Scope 1 Mobile Combustion 219
Scope 1 Fugitive Emissions 223.8
Scope 2 Purchased Electricity 12,778
Total 25,749.2

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