GHG Report for Bard College
Submitted on January 14, 2013; last updated on January 13, 2014
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)||8,583 metric tons of CO2e||4.3 metric tons of CO2e||7.4 metric tons of CO2e||5%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||12,971 metric tons of CO2e||6.5 metric tons of CO2e||11.1 metric tons of CO2e||4%|
|Net emissions||12,517 metric tons of CO2e||6.3 metric tons of CO2e||10.7 metric tons of CO2e||N/A|
Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries
|Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report||July 1, 2011|
|Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries||Financial 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.
Bard College does not report for the Simon's Rock Early College in Massachusetts.
|Emissions calculation tool used||Clean Air-Cool Planet|
Please describe why this tool was selected.
ease of use and consistency from year to year (after we lost a paid consultant who used a proprietary one)
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
NY region of CACP software
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||Second Assessment Report|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||Sustainability office staff|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
Utility bill review (electric) and requests for data from our fuel oil provider, Royal Carting logs for solid waste & C&D, AmEx bill by bill review for air travel and request from travel agent, relied on self reported air travel that is off the college credit card, compost #s extrapolated from Recyclemania,
Please describe any emissions sources that were classified as de minimis and explain how a determination of the significance of these emissions was made.
refrigerants - based on initial survey determination by paid consultant in 2009
Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.
commuting was based on habits collected from survey data two years ago. We will resurvey when we are able.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||3,553.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||532.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||4,085.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||4,498.0 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||4,498.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||1,454.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||2,731.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||203.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||4,388.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Biogenic Emissions from Stationary Combustion||No information provided|
|Biogenic Emissions from Mobile Combustion||No information provided|
|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||2000000 kWh|
|Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs||10.0 %|
|Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs||454.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|REC verification program(s)||Green-e|
Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
company: Renewable Choice Energy
|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
|Gross square feet of building space||1,167,090.0 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|
|Total Student Enrollment (FTE)||1992.0|
|Full-time Commuter Students||564|
|Part-time Commuter Students||67|
|Non-Credit Students||No information provided|
|Other Contextual Data|
|Endowment Size||No information provided|
|Heating Degree Days||4996|
|Cooling Degree Days||1056|
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
No information provided
|Completed inventory narrative||No information provided|
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