Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.03
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.31 / 8.00 Jeff Murphy
Facilities Business Manager
Facilities/Physical Plant
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 19,651 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 14,251 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 326 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 393 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 1,187 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 10,653 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 21,164 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 25,297 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 5 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 5 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

FY 2019: composting emissions are from pre- and post-consumer operations and both on- and off-site composting


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 21,159 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 25,297 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date July 1, 2018 July 1, 2007
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2008

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

We have established FY 2008 as our baseline for our climate action plan.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 3,012 2,900
Number of employees resident on-site 39 59
Number of other individuals resident on-site 96 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,145 2,917
Full-time equivalent of employees 850 999
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 3,855 3,676.75

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user 5.49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
20.23

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,623,094 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 87,356 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 17,843 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,815,649 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.01 MtCO2e / GSF

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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