GHG Report for Lynchburg College
Submitted on September 15, 2008; last updated on September 10, 2010
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)||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.
|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 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 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||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
|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|
|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|
|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
|Completed inventory narrative||
Lynchburg College Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2008
|Completed inventory calculator||Download|