GHG Report for Bucknell University
Submitted on September 10, 2013; last updated on September 10, 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)||33,711 metric tons of CO2e||9.6 metric tons of CO2e||12.6 metric tons of CO2e||5%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||37,333 metric tons of CO2e||10.6 metric tons of CO2e||13.9 metric tons of CO2e||5%|
|Net emissions||35,611 metric tons of CO2e||10.1 metric tons of CO2e||13.3 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.
Data in this report does not include the downtown properties owned and operated by Bucknell including the post office building, book store, theater and art gallery. These are not included because the buildings are categorized separately by Bucknell Facilities.
|Emissions calculation tool used||Clean Air-Cool Planet|
Please describe why this tool was selected.
Recommended by ACUPCC
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
As determined by Clean Air Cool Planet
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||No information provided|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||Student researcher(s)|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
Student researchers followed basic methodology of past reports, improving data collection and analysis where possible.
Please describe any emissions sources that were classified as de minimis and explain how a determination of the significance of these emissions was made.
Agricultural emissions were considered de minimis because there is only one very small vegetable garden on the campus.
Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.
Individually reimbursed air travel was not included in air travel calculations because these trips can not currently be tracked.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||31,416.3 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||690.6 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||213.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||32,319.9 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||1,390.8 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||1,390.8 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||1,383.9 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||1,945.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||292.5 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||3,622.1 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)||Green-e|
Description of offsets purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
No information provided
|Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)|
|Total RECs purchased||40000000 kWh|
|Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs||10.0 %|
|Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs||1,721.668 metric tons of CO2e|
|REC verification program(s)||Green-e|
Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
Wind power RECs
|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||2,683,474.0 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)||3515.0|
|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|
|Part-time Faculty||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.
Approximately 80% students live on campus.
|Completed inventory narrative||
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Auditing and VerificationThese emissions data have been audited, verified, or peer-reviewed.
Please briefly describe this verification, if any.
This student work was reviewed by university professors and professionals before submitting.