ACUPCC Reporting System

GHG Report for University of Wisconsin-Stout

Submitted on September 11, 2009; last updated on September 16, 2009

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) 30,229 metric tons of CO2e 3.4 metric tons of CO2e 12.2 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3) 38,027 metric tons of CO2e 4.3 metric tons of CO2e 15.4 metric tons of CO2e 0%
Net emissions 38,027 metric tons of CO2e 4.3 metric tons of CO2e 15.4 metric tons of CO2e N/A

Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries

Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report July 1, 2008
Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries Operational control 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.

It was recommended by ACUPCC.

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

CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator's default emissions coefficents

Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use? Third Assessment Report
Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory? Student researcher(s)
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.

See attached files

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.

Our previous submission used version 5 of the CA-CP. We transfered the data into the version 6.3 CA-CP tool. However, because this version used projections rather than the actual data for fiscal year 2009 emissions summaries, the tool was altered to accept the actual data when caclulating total emissions. This alteration was done by unprotecting the 2009 data cells, and copying the formulas from the 2008 cells. The figures presented here and the attached Excel spreadsheet reflect these alterations.

Emissions Data

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

Scope 1 Emissions
Stationary Combustion 11,870.0 metric tons of CO2e
Mobile Combustion 188.0 metric tons of CO2e
Process Emissions 0.0 metric tons of CO2e
Fugitive Emissions 8.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 1 emissions 12,066.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions
Purchased Electricity 18,163.0 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 18,163.0 metric tons of CO2e
Scope 3 Emissions
Commuting 6,081.0 metric tons of CO2e
Air Travel 1,351.0 metric tons of CO2e
Solid Waste 366.0 metric tons of CO2e
Total Scope 3 emissions 7,798.0 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 2,476,238.0 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) 8839.0
Residential Students 3015
Full-time Commuter Students 4163
Part-time Commuter Students 1661
Non-Credit Students No information provided
Full-time Faculty 346
Part-time Faculty 90
Full-time Staff 642
Part-time Staff 98
Other Contextual Data
Endowment Size No information provided
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 UW-Stout Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory FY09 Update
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Completed inventory calculator Download

Auditing and Verification

These emissions data have been audited, verified, or peer-reviewed.
Please briefly describe this verification, if any.

The data was reviewed by the project manager.