ACUPCC Reporting System

GHG Report for Lynchburg College

Submitted on September 15, 2008; last updated on September 10, 2010

Summary Statistics

Making 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) 25,160,678 metric tons of CO2e 10,108.7 metric tons of CO2e 25,901.8 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3) 25,160,678 metric tons of CO2e 10,108.7 metric tons of CO2e 25,901.8 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Net emissions 25,137,629 metric tons of CO2e 10,099.5 metric tons of CO2e 25,878.1 metric tons of CO2e N/A

Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries

Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report July 1, 2009
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.

None

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

The CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator was specifically developed for use on college and university campuses and is recommended by the ACUPCC for instituions that have not previously conducted energy audits using some other tool. Lynchburg College fit that category. For the purposes of this report, we are using the ver. 6.5 calculator.

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

The Ca-CP Carbon Calculator worksheet pre-sets were applied to our data.

Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use? Fourth Assessment Report
Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory? members of the Positive Climate Committee
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.

Individual members of the appointed committee, including faculty, staff, and students at Lynchburg College, were given particular components of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator worksheet to focus on. Individuals identified appropriate campus offices and individuals within those offices who could give us the information available. We determined that some of the necessary data currently exists in forms that are challenging to access and other types of information currently do not exist. The committee will be working with appropriate offices to ammend our data and report fully in future years.

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.

As stated in #9 above some of the pertinent information currently exists as financial data and not in units of energy purchased. We will be revising our report to include those data points for which we are able to reconstruct required information. In the case of air travel accounting, we are confident that no such data has been kept previously, likewise figures concerning communting. The Positive Climate Committee will work with appropriate offices at Lynchburg College to include these data in future reports.

Emissions Data

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

Scope 1 Emissions
Stationary Combustion 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Mobile Combustion 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Process Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Fugitive Emissions 678.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 1 emissions 678.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions
Purchased Electricity 25,160,000.0 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 25,160,000.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 3 Emissions
Commuting 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Air Travel 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Solid Waste No information provided
Total Scope 3 emissions 0.0 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 23,049.0 metric tons of CO2e
Description of how sequestration was calculated

Sequestration data was calcuated based on results reported in: Botkin, D.B., L.G. Simpson, and R.A. Nisbet. 1993. Biomass and carbon storage of the North American deciduous forest. Biogeochemstry 20(1): 1-17. We multipled the deciduous, forested acres owned by Lynchburg College by the carbon sequestion values reported for standing biomass and the carbon sequestraion values reported for photosynthesis and added the two values to arrive at total annual sequestration due to our preserved forested areas.

Carbon storage due to composting No information provided

Normalization and Contextual Data

Building Space
Gross square feet of building space 971,387.0 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) 2489.0
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
Full-time Faculty No information provided
Part-time Faculty No information provided
Full-time Staff No information provided
Part-time Staff No information provided
Other Contextual Data
Endowment Size 123853789
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.

No information provided

Supporting Documentation

Completed inventory narrative Lynchburg College Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2008
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Completed inventory calculator Download

Auditing and Verification

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