Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.19 / 3.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

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:

SIMAP reporting tool


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the GHG inventory verification process:

Warren Wilson's Vice President for Academic Affairs, who is a scientist, has verified that the data collected campus wide has been entered accurately into the SIMAP reporting tool. He also approves changing the baseline year. In addition, we have received an independent inventory review from SIMAP They have approved our inventory and it is attached to this form.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 423.91 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 633.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,056.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 1,410.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 143.07 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,553.85 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 65.03 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods No 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 Yes 180.33 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 66.01 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
311.37 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

Scope three includes paper use, and T & D losses as described in the SIMAP tool.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources ---
Area sources ---
Mobile sources ---
Commuting ---
Off-site electricity production ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
1,402.16 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
142.45 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data for preparation of the GHG inventory was gathered from managers campus wide. Warren Wilson College set a goal of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2020 from 2007-2008 emission levels. Reaching this goal included the purchase of carbon offsets. We have discontinued that practice and our current focus is to improve the actual carbon footprint of our campus and its operations. An inventory of our emissions has been conducted every year until 2014. Because we no longer purchase carbon offsets for our on-site purchased electricity use, we have adjusted our baseline to 2014, a year we purchased no offsets. In addition, we must update our Climate Action Plan with ACUPCC in 2020 and this update will reflect the baseline change. The only major difference between the baseline measurements and the current emissions measurement is that in the new baseline year, 2013-2014, commuting travel and international travel were estimated. Until we conduct a new survey, this estimated commuter travel data will continue to be used. SIMAP has conducted an external audit and approved of our greenhouse gas emissions inventory.

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