ACUPCC Reporting System

GHG Report for Black Hills State University

Submitted on December 31, 2013; last updated on January 8, 2014

Summary Statistics

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Total Per Full-Time Enrollment Per 1000 Square Feet % Offset
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2) 9,370 metric tons of CO2e 2.8 metric tons of CO2e 11.8 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3) 13,279 metric tons of CO2e 4.0 metric tons of CO2e 16.7 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Net emissions 13,279 metric tons of CO2e 4.0 metric tons of CO2e 16.7 metric tons of CO2e N/A

Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries

Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report June 30, 2011
Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries Equity share approach
If any institution-owned, leased, or operated buildings or other holdings that should fall within the organizational boundaries are omitted, briefly explain why.

The University Center, located in Rapid City, South Dakota, is excluded. It is a shared space between BHSU and five other universities. BHSU has a contract to maintain the facility but does not own the facility. In addition, there are two Foundation-owned buildings that are excluded since they are not University-owned.

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

Clean Air-Cool Planet is the recommended emissions calculation tool by ACUPCC. We used the web-based Campus Carbon Calculator, Version 1.0. For some of the data, the Clean Air-Cool Planet calculator v6.9 was used.

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

No information provided

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.

No information provided

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.

Assumptions were made in some of the scope three emission calculations where information was not available.

Emissions Data

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

Scope 1 Emissions
Stationary Combustion 2,159.0 metric tons of CO2e
Mobile Combustion 193.0 metric tons of CO2e
Process Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Fugitive Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 1 emissions 2,352.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions
Purchased Electricity 7,018.0 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 7,018.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 3 Emissions
Commuting 2,269.0 metric tons of CO2e
Air Travel 221.0 metric tons of CO2e
Solid Waste 1,256.0 metric tons of CO2e
University Funded Travel (ground) 103.0 metric tons of CO2e
Paper Purchasing 41.0 metric tons of CO2e
Waste Water 19.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 3 emissions 3,909.0 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 793,776.0 sq ft
Net assignable square feet of laboratory space 45,603.0 sq ft
Net assignable square feet of health care space No information provided
Net assignable square feet of residential space 174,386.0 sq ft
Population
Total Student Enrollment (FTE) 3291.0
Residential Students 782
Full-time Commuter Students No information provided
Part-time Commuter Students No information provided
Non-Credit Students No information provided
Full-time Faculty 144
Part-time Faculty 68
Full-time Staff 224
Part-time Staff 41
Other Contextual Data
Endowment Size No information provided
Heating Degree Days 5917
Cooling Degree Days 1078
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.

No information provided

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.