GHG Report for BridgeValley Community and Technical College
Submitted on January 15, 2013; last updated on January 15, 2013
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)||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.
|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.
Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.
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 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||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
|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|
|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|
|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.
|Completed inventory narrative||No information provided|
|Completed inventory calculator||No information provided|