Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.02 / 8.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 1,230.77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,501.76 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 331.95 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 302.95 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 1,646.22 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,407.75 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 641.53 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 710.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 3,850.47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,922.66 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 1.31 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 1.31 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):

Pre-consumer food waste dehydrator project kept 8,943 pounds of food waste out of landfill and created biomass for third party composter and soil amendment for campus.


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 3,849.16 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,922.66 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, 2009
End date June 30, 2019 June 30, 2010

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

FY2010 is the year before the energy conservation program was implemented.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 200 97
Number of employees resident on-site 1 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,162.38 4,140
Full-time equivalent of employees 600 554
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 393.50 202
Weighted Campus Users 2,576.91 3,393.50

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 1.49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.75 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
14.41

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,126,727 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 127,117 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,570 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 8,967 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,393,068 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

Energy conservation management program works to change occupant's behavior to conserve energy. Every building built or renovated since 2009 must meet LEED Silver or higher status. 9 of 22 buildings across campuses are LEED certified (1 LEED Platinum, 4 LEED Gold, 4 LEED Silver).


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions 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.