GHG Report for Loyola Marymount University
Submitted on November 13, 2008; last updated on December 21, 2009
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)||19,741 metric tons of CO2e||2.7 metric tons of CO2e||7.1 metric tons of CO2e||5%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||33,597 metric tons of CO2e||4.7 metric tons of CO2e||12.1 metric tons of CO2e||3%|
|Net emissions||32,624 metric tons of CO2e||4.5 metric tons of CO2e||11.7 metric tons of CO2e||N/A|
Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries
|Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report||June 1, 2007|
|Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries||No information provided|
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 Campus Carbon Calculator is the leading tool for assessing campus greenhouse gas emissions and is the tool of record for most of the 600 signatories to the ACUPCC.
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator's version 5.0 default emissions coefficients.
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||Third Assessment Report|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||External consultant|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
LMU Plant Operations worked closely with Sightlines, LLC to conduct the inventory. Sightlines (Greenline) calculated the GHG emissions using the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator.
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.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||3,309.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||111.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||4.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||104.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||3,528.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||16,213.0 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||16,213.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||6,180.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||3,914.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||3,762.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||13,856.0 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||2000000 kWh|
|Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs||6.0 %|
|Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs||973.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|REC verification program(s)||Green-e|
Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
2000 RECs were purchased from FPL Energy. These are Certified Green-E Energy Texas Renewable Energy Credits from wind power.
|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||2,778,000.0 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)||7187.0|
|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||1274|
|Cooling Degree Days||679|
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
LMU generates about 6% of its annual electricity usage via solar photovoltaic systems installed in 2003.
|Completed inventory narrative||
LMU Greenline Presentation
|Completed inventory calculator||No information provided|