Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Margo Flood
Submission Date Aug. 24, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Warren Wilson College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alison Climo
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness
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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 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 campus sustainability student work crew gathers information surrounding green house gas emissions. In their effort they email all aspects of the school with pertinent information, and speak face to face with many community members to gather information. Once the data is gathered, the campus sustainability crew compiles it into a green house gas 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:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 1166 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 245.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2398.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 2686 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2604.60 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 492 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 68 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 32 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2680.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

The INSULATE Program (run by the college's Service Program Office) engages WWC students who focus their community service on weatherizing low income homes. To date the program has weatherized 67 homes, reducing regional GHG emissions 134 tons annually. Due to he fact that these reductions are not verified over time, we do not include them in our numbers


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

We manage and measure our core campus forest for carbon sequestration and storage: http://inside.warren-wilson.edu/~treemap/


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

100% of the compost generated through dining services is directed to our on-site composting facility. The compost is mixed with wood chips and stirred regularly. When it is finished the compost is added to the operations of our farm and garden.


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

Until 2014 Warren Wilson purchased green energy certificates to offset 100% of our electricity usage.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 742 700
Number of residential employees 70 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 916 830
Full-time equivalent of employees 232 215
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

Warren Wilson College set a goal of reducing our green house gas emissions by 80% by 2020 from 2007-2008 emission levels. An inventory of our emissions has been conducted every year since.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
671331 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 6000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 634002 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 189 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 27.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 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":

Purchasing goods and services includes only paper.

Business air travel includes only study abroad air travel


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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:

Warren Wilson College has made no significant initiative to meet our Climate Action Plan of reducing our emissions by 80% by 2020


Staff and faculty living on campus have not been included in the number of on-campus residents because their utilities are not paid for by the college.

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