ACUPCC Reporting System

GHG Report for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Submitted on September 9, 2008; last updated on November 26, 2008

Summary Statistics

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Total Per Full-Time Enrollment Per 1000 Square Feet % Offset
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2) 19,328 metric tons of CO2e 10.0 metric tons of CO2e 18.0 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3) 22,213 metric tons of CO2e 11.5 metric tons of CO2e 20.7 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Net emissions 22,213 metric tons of CO2e 11.5 metric tons of CO2e 20.7 metric tons of CO2e N/A

Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries

Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report July 1, 2006
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.

Our approach involved if we paid the utilities for the building we included it in our operational boundaries.

Emissions calculation tool used Clean Air-Cool Planet
Please describe why this tool was selected.

Listed on the American College & University President's Climate Commitment website.

Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.

CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator's default emissions coefficients.

Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use? Third Assessment Report
Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory? Student researcher(s)
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.

The Directors of Facilities and Maintenance Services oversaw the data collection performed by three Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology engineering students. Administrator's and faculty were consulted as necessary. Inventory took approximately one year to complete.

Please describe any emissions sources that were classified as de minimis and explain how a determination of the significance of these emissions was made.

No information provided

Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.

No information provided

Emissions Data

Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)

Scope 1 Emissions
Stationary Combustion 3,737.0 metric tons of CO2e
Mobile Combustion 163.0 metric tons of CO2e
Process Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Fugitive Emissions 308.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 1 emissions 4,208.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions
Purchased Electricity 15,120.0 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 15,120.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 3 Emissions
Commuting 1,853.0 metric tons of CO2e
Air Travel 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Solid Waste 1,032.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 3 emissions 2,885.0 metric tons of CO2e
Biogenic Emissions
Biogenic Emissions from Stationary Combustion No information provided
Biogenic Emissions from Mobile Combustion No information provided

Mitigation Data

Carbon Offsets
Carbon offsets purchased No information provided
Offset verification program(s) No information provided
Description of offsets purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)

No information provided

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
Total RECs purchased None kWh
Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs None %
Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs No information provided
REC verification program(s) No information provided
Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)

No information provided

Sequestration and Carbon Storage
Sequestration due to land owned by the institution No information provided
Description of how sequestration was calculated

No information provided

Carbon storage due to composting No information provided

Normalization and Contextual Data

Building Space
Gross square feet of building space 1,071,088.0 sq ft
Net assignable square feet of laboratory space 82,103.0 sq ft
Net assignable square feet of health care space No information provided
Net assignable square feet of residential space 275,000.0 sq ft
Population
Total Student Enrollment (FTE) 1940.0
Residential Students 1268
Full-time Commuter Students 672
Part-time Commuter Students No information provided
Non-Credit Students No information provided
Full-time Faculty 164
Part-time Faculty 10
Full-time Staff 275
Part-time Staff 36
Other Contextual Data
Endowment Size 196175626
Heating Degree Days No information provided
Cooling Degree Days No information provided
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.

No information provided

Supporting Documentation

Completed inventory narrative No information provided
Completed inventory calculator Download

Auditing and Verification

These emissions data have not been audited, verified, or peer-reviewed.