ACUPCC Reporting System

GHG Report for Centre College

Submitted on October 13, 2011; last updated on October 13, 2011

Summary Statistics

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Total Per Full-Time Enrollment Per 1000 Square Feet % Offset
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2) 12,270 metric tons of CO2e 10.1 metric tons of CO2e 10.8 metric tons of CO2e 10%
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3) 16,048 metric tons of CO2e 13.2 metric tons of CO2e 14.1 metric tons of CO2e 8%
Net emissions 14,836 metric tons of CO2e 12.2 metric tons of CO2e 13.1 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 No information provided
If any institution-owned, leased, or operated buildings or other holdings that should fall within the organizational boundaries are omitted, briefly explain why.

All properties and activities are considered.

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

No information provided

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

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Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use? No information provided
Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory? Sustainability office staff
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.

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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.

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Emissions Data

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

Scope 1 Emissions
Stationary Combustion 2,414.0 metric tons of CO2e
Mobile Combustion 120.0 metric tons of CO2e
Process Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Fugitive Emissions 169.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 1 emissions 2,703.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions
Purchased Electricity 9,567.0 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 9,567.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 3 Emissions
Commuting 423.0 metric tons of CO2e
Air Travel 692.0 metric tons of CO2e
Solid Waste 486.0 metric tons of CO2e
surface travel 71.0 metric tons of CO2e
paper purchased 37.2 metric tons of CO2e
study abroad travel 2,069.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 3 emissions 3,778.2 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 1787000 kWh
Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs 12.8 %
Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs 1,212.0 metric tons of CO2e
REC verification program(s) Green-e
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 1,136,810.0 sq ft
Net assignable square feet of laboratory space No information provided
Net assignable square feet of health care space No information provided
Net assignable square feet of residential space No information provided
Population
Total Student Enrollment (FTE) 1216.0
Residential Students No information provided
Full-time Commuter Students No information provided
Part-time Commuter Students No information provided
Non-Credit Students No information provided
Full-time Faculty No information provided
Part-time Faculty No information provided
Full-time Staff No information provided
Part-time Staff No information provided
Other Contextual Data
Endowment Size No information provided
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.

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Supporting Documentation

Completed inventory narrative Review of Greenhouse Gas Inventories: 2008, 2009, 2010
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Completed inventory calculator No information provided

Auditing and Verification

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