Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.35 / 3.00 Jane Stewart
Energy Specialist
Treasurer's office
"---" 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:

We use the SIMAP tool. Our 2018-2019 GHG report has not been submitted to Second Nature at the time of this STARS submission. However, the information reported here is accurate for that year. We ran the necessary numbers for this report. The attached GHG report is from 2017-2018.


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:

All inputs are supplied by the party directly responsible for tracking, then reviewed by a supervisor, the staff responsible for the GHG reporting and the Director of Sustainability. A report will also be shared with senior administration, including the University President.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
---

Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 6,015.71 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 587.22 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
6,602.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 7,617.72 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
7,617.72 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 ---
Commuting Yes 463.08 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 Yes 2,528 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 59.23 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
3,050.31 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

tracked solid waste disposal, printing, student, faculty and staff daily commuting


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 4.06 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.02 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 3.41 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.31 Tons
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 Yes
Area sources No
Mobile sources No
Commuting No
Off-site electricity production No

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

A record is kept of emissions from the large boilers in the University's central boiler plant.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
7,617.72 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
---

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.