GHG Report for Kankakee Community College
Submitted on December 14, 2010; last updated on January 12, 2012
Summary StatisticsMaking fair comparisons between higher education institutions is always challenging due to the rich diversity of higher education. The unverified nature of the information in this database and unavailability of unbiased normalization metrics means such comparisons are even more difficult. Users should therefore approach direct institution to institution comparisons with caution and recognize that all comparisons between institutions are inherently biased.
|Total||Per Full-Time Enrollment||Per 1000 Square Feet||% Offset|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2)||5,870 metric tons of CO2e||2.2 metric tons of CO2e||18.3 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||13,144 metric tons of CO2e||4.8 metric tons of CO2e||41.0 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Net emissions||13,144 metric tons of CO2e||4.8 metric tons of CO2e||41.0 metric tons of CO2e||N/A|
Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries
|Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report||July 1, 2009|
|Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries||Operational control approach|
If any institution-owned, leased, or operated buildings or other holdings that should fall within the organizational boundaries are omitted, briefly explain why.
|Emissions calculation tool used||Clean Air-Cool Planet|
Please describe why this tool was selected.
This was the tool used to submit our 2008 report and we wanted to be able to compare the reports for the two years.
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
CA-CP default coefficients were used.
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||Third Assessment Report|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||Sustainability office staff|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
The needed information was compiled from various sources by the Sustainability coordinator and used as the input data for the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator v6.6 to generate the emissions inventory.
Please describe any emissions sources that were classified as de minimis and explain how a determination of the significance of these emissions was made.
Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.
In order to create estimated mileage data for faculty, staff, and student commuting, average mileage based on zip codes for each group was used. The average miles travelled were established when the 2008 report was created and those values were used again for this report. It was assumed that our students were still primarily from within our distict boundaries and that faculty and staff also were from similar distances from campus as they were in the prior report. The current population numbers for each category were multiplied by the established average mileage values to create the commuter mileage for the report.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||1,689.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||70.1 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||204.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||1,963.8 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||3,906.6 metric tons of CO2e|
|Purchased Heating||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Purchased Cooling||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Purchased Steam||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 2 emissions||3,906.6 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||6,606.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||94.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||71.9 metric tons of CO2e|
|Other Directly Financed Travel||57.5 metric tons of CO2e|
|Paper use||56.1 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 T&D Losses||386.4 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||7,273.3 metric tons of CO2e|
|Biogenic Emissions from Stationary Combustion||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Biogenic Emissions from Mobile Combustion||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Carbon offsets purchased||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Offset verification program(s)||No information provided|
Description of offsets purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
|Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)|
|Total RECs purchased||0 kWh|
|Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs||0.0 %|
|Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|REC verification program(s)||No information provided|
Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
|Sequestration and Carbon Storage|
|Sequestration due to land owned by the institution||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
Description of how sequestration was calculated
|Carbon storage due to composting||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
Normalization and Contextual Data
|Gross square feet of building space||320,537.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of laboratory space||53,021.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of health care space||0.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of residential space||0.0 sq ft|
|Total Student Enrollment (FTE)||2728.0|
|Residential Students||No information provided|
|Full-time Commuter Students||2728|
|Part-time Commuter Students||3389|
|Other Contextual Data|
|Heating Degree Days||6338|
|Cooling Degree Days||875|
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
|Completed inventory narrative||No information provided|
|Completed inventory calculator||No information provided|