ACUPCC Reporting System

GHG Report for BridgeValley Community and Technical College

Submitted on January 15, 2013; last updated on January 15, 2013

Summary Statistics

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Total Per Full-Time Enrollment Per 1000 Square Feet % Offset
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2) 1,304 metric tons of CO2e 1.9 metric tons of CO2e 26.1 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3) 2,639 metric tons of CO2e 3.9 metric tons of CO2e 52.8 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Net emissions 2,639 metric tons of CO2e 3.9 metric tons of CO2e 52.8 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 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.

A lease was recently negotiated for our satellite campus. The lease price includes utilities, and the partnership with the property owner has not yet resulted in a method of data collection sufficient to complete the inventory for that property.

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

Clean Air-Cool Planet is most widely used tool, enabling better comparison to similarly-sized institutions.This software is also free and offers frequent upgrades.

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

eGrid

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.

Utility, population, budget, paper, fleet vehicle, and directly financed travel data were obtained via email and interviews with Bridgemont staff (business office, human resources, registrar, facilities, and printing) and other affected parties. An online commuter survey was conducted with students, faculty, and staff. All other items remain unchanged from FY10.

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

None

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

None

Emissions Data

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

Scope 1 Emissions
Stationary Combustion 29.0 metric tons of CO2e
Mobile Combustion 15.0 metric tons of CO2e
Process Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Fugitive Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 1 emissions 44.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions
Purchased Electricity 1,260.0 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 1,260.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 3 Emissions
Commuting 1,295.0 metric tons of CO2e
Air Travel 33.0 metric tons of CO2e
Solid Waste 7.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 3 emissions 1,335.0 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 50,000.0 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) 683.0
Residential Students No information provided
Full-time Commuter Students 442
Part-time Commuter Students 482
Non-Credit Students No information provided
Full-time Faculty 37
Part-time Faculty 48
Full-time Staff 40
Part-time Staff No information provided
Other Contextual Data
Endowment Size No information provided
Heating Degree Days 5350
Cooling Degree Days 1041
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.

Davis Hall, our primary campus facility, underwent significant renovation. This included many energy efficiency upgrades, but also resulted in putting the previously-malfunctioning cooling system back online.

Supporting Documentation

Completed inventory narrative No information provided
Completed inventory calculator No information provided

Auditing and Verification

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