Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Weber State University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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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 Yes
Commuting Yes
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

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:

Weber State University's sustainability coordinator collects all of the necessary data and inputs the data into the Clean Air-Cool Planet Excel spreadsheet tool (v7.0) for calculation and analysis.


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 7857 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9618 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 845 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 740 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 11292 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 15592 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 193 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 1662 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 587 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

All landscape waste on the WSU Ogden Campus is composted and then reapplied to the grounds.


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

Weber State University purchases RECs from Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky Program. Purchases are made in 100 kwh blocks. For the past few years, WSU has purchased 43,236 blocks annually. In FY 2007, WSU purchased 15,000 blocks.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 750 475
Number of residential employees 5 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 15617 12692
Full-time equivalent of employees 1685 1516
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2564 1828

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

FY 2007 is the year that WSU became an ACUPCC signatory and made the commitment to become a carbon neutral campus. This is the year we have used as our baseline for all of our ACUPCC reports and all internal reporting.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2823731 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 20142 Square Feet
Healthcare space 5765 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 3694 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 33543.74 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations 2793 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) ---

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