Reporting System

GHG Report for Loyola Marymount University

Submitted on November 13, 2008; last updated on December 21, 2009

Summary Statistics

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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.

Not applicable

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.

Not applicable

Emissions Data

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
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 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

Building Space
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
Full-time Faculty 770
Part-time Faculty No information provided
Full-time Staff 946
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.

Supporting Documentation

Completed inventory narrative LMU Greenline Presentation
Completed inventory calculator No information provided

Auditing and Verification

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