Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Villanova University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.39 / 10.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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 No
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations No

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

Our electricity supplier provides us with a yearly review of our electric usage. For scope one emissions we are able to gather that data internally through responsible departments that manage those operations, such as the steam plant, grounds, recycling, procurement (automobile fuel), etc. Data is entered into the clean air cool planet 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?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 14,954 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 18,717 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 2,165 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 873 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 23,329 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 33,087 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

The University does host a program for students to conduct energy audits on local homes and on campus dorms with the consent of the homeowner or facilities, but there isn't a program in place to claim any reduction in GHG emissions as a result of the program in the community. The program is dependent on grant funding and depending on availability of capital the program may or may not be available from year to year.


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

Currently, Villanova does not have a carbon sequestration and reporting program.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

We compost yard clipping, including leaves. Currently we do not have a program in place to store carbon emissions resulting from the compost.


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

We do not purchase carbon offsets.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 4,358 4,452
Number of residential employees 12 10
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 9,563 9,613
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,127 1,951
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 690 18

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

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

We signed the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007, and decided to use that year as our baseline.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,388,257 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 118,714 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 145,017 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

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

We are currently in the process of conducing a transportation survey for the entire university to account for daily commuting on campus.


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:
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