Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-5: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 14.00 Ruben Avagyan
Campus Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, 2005 :
245,510 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, 2005:
8,978

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
22,862

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1,131

Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, performance year :
276,535 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed offsets generated, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Carbon offsets purchased, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

List the start and end dates of the GHG emissions performance year:
1/1/11 - 12/31/11

On-campus residents, performance year:
9,031

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
26,775

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
1,176

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with GHG performance year):
1/1/11 - 12/31/11

While Virginia Tech strives to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a 14.6% growth in campus size relative to the 2005 baseline year has resulted in negative progress for this credit relative to 2005. In addition, Virginia Tech's purchased electricity is heavily coal-based.

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