Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.13
Liaison Traci Knabenshue
Submission Date March 3, 2021

STARS v2.2

West Virginia University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 8.00 Traci Knabenshue
Sustainability Direcor
Auxiliary and Business Services
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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 8,689.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,761.41 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 5,513.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,961.14 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 84,533.89 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 89,608.62 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 58,990.79 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 53,858.37 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 157,727.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 155,189.54 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 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration --- ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 0 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):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 157,727.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 155,189.54 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, 2016
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2017

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

Though several other credits used FY2013 as the baseline, for this credit we used FY2017. When entering GHG inventory data into SIMAP, we had incomplete data on refrigerants for several of the years. FY2017 was the first year we felt comfortable that we had accurate refrigerant usage data.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 7,161 6,593
Number of employees resident on-site 25 25
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 28,702 28,926
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,809 6,060
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2,577 2,912
Weighted Campus Users 25,747 25,710

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 6.13 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6.04 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
11,820,632 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 478,083 Square Feet
Healthcare space 85,862 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 309,677 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
13,258,199 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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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