Reporting System

Instructions for Submitting a Greenhouse Gas Report

  1. Log in to the Reporting System by entering your E-mail address and password into the login box at the top right-hand corner of the page. If you have lost or forgotten your password, you may reset it here. If your problems persist, please contact reporting@secondnature.org.
  2. After logging in, you'll come to a dashboard that shows your institution's Implementation Profile, GHG, and CAP Reports. Use the Create a GHG Report tool to create a GHG Report for the year in which you wish to submit data. To do this, make sure the institution you wish to report for appears in the "Institution" box and then select the year for which you wish to create a report. Please note that the year associated with each GHG Report is intended to refer to the time period when the emissions covered in the report were generated, not the year in which the report is submitted. If you are reporting your emissions by fiscal year rather than calendar year, please select the year in which the fiscal year ends (e.g., data from the 2006–07 fiscal year would be reported in the 2007 GHG report). Next, click the "Create GHG Report" button and you'll see a blank GHG Report appear under "Your GHG Reports." Click "Edit" to begin your institution's GHG Report.
  3. Fill in all of the fields with the correct information for your institution. Fields that are required for a complete submission are noted with Req. You may save your progress at any time by clicking the "Save as Draft" button at the end of the form. More information about the data requested for each field is included below.
  4. When you have completed all of the required fields and are ready to formally submit the report publicly, click the "Submit Publicly" button at the end of the form. If you are providing supporting documentation, the system will take a moment to upload your files. When you have successfully submitted your report, you will be taken to a confirmation page.
  5. You may edit your GHG Reports at any time by logging in and clicking "Edit" next to the report you wish to edit. You may also delete an incomplete GHG Report at any time by clicking "Delete" next to the report you wish to delete.

Field Descriptions

Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries

Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report
To allow for comparability and aggregation of data, institutions are to calculate and report their emissions over a 12-month period, as is standard practice. To simplify the data collection process, institutions may choose to calculate their emissions according to their fiscal year rather than by calendar year. Institutions choosing to report by fiscal year should be aware that calendar year reporting is the standard used by formal registries like The Climate Registry and they would need to change to calendar year reporting in order to participate in such programs.

Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries
A consolidation methodology is used to determine whether and how to account for greenhouse gas emissions from operations or facilities in which your institution has a partial ownership share or working interest, holds an operating license, or leases, or which otherwise represents joint ventures or partnerships of some kind. There are three consolidation methodologies to choose from:


If your institution wholly owns all its operations, its organizational boundary will be the same whichever approach is used, and you may leave this field blank. For guidance on selecting a consolidation methodology, you may consult "Chapter 4: Organizational Boundaries" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol or "Chapter 3: Setting Organizational Boundaries" in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.

If any institution-owned, leased, or operated buildings or other holdings that should fall within the organizational boundaries are omitted, briefly explain why.
When inclusion in the GHG inventory of one or more organizational units—such as a specialized research facility—would present a unique and unduly burdensome challenge, institutions may choose to exclude these units from their inventory. Institutions that choose to exclude such units should use this space to describe which units were excluded and why.

Emissions calculation tool used
Select the tool that was used to calculate your institution's GHG emissions. "Clean Air Cool Planet" refers to Clean Air-Cool Planet's Campus Carbon Calculator. "Custom tool" refers to any tool designed specifically for the institution.

Please describe why this tool was selected.
Use this space to share information about the motivations for selecting your calculation tool. If you used a custom tool, describe that factors that necessitated the development of an individualized tool and how the custom tool differs from other existing tools.

Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
Use this space to describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used in your emissions calculations. If you used the default emissions coefficients supplied in the Clean Air-Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator, you may just enter "CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator's default emissions coefficients."

Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?
A global warming potential (GWP) is the ratio of radiative forcing (degree of warming to the atmosphere) that would result from the emission of one unit of a given GHG compared to one unit of carbon dioxide over a specified time period. They are used to convert emissions of other GHGs into units of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change periodically releases Assessment Reports with updated GWPs. For consistency, some calculators and reporting protocols have continued to use the GWPs contained in the IPCC's Second Assessment Report. Other calculators use updated GWPs from the Third or Fourth Assessment Report. You can determine which version you are using by examining the GWP you used for methane (CH4). If the GWP of methane is 21, you are using GWPs from the Second Assessment Report. If it is 23, you are using GWPs from the Third Assessment Report. If the GWP of methane is 25, you are using GWPs from the Fourth Assessment Report.

CA-CP Users: Version 6.9 of the Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) Campus Carbon Calculator use the GWPs from the Fourth Assessment Report. Previous versions have used older IPCC assessment reports.

Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?
Select the group or individual that was primarily responsible for conducting your institution's GHG inventory.

Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
Use this space to describe how your GHG inventory was conducted. You may include information about who supervised the inventory process and how long it took.

Please describe any emissions sources that were classified as de minimis and explain how a determination of the significance of these emissions was made.
you may designate small emissions sources that collectively comprise less than 5% of the institution's total GHG emissions as de minimis or materially insignificant and exclude them from the inventory. Before declaring emissions sources as de minimis, reporters should use rough, upper-bound estimates to ensure that these emissions sources do in fact contribute less than 5% of the institution's total emissions. Use this space to declare emissions sources as de minimis and to describe any estimations and assumptions used to determine that such sources collectively comprise less than 5% of the institution's total emissions. For guidance on de minimis emissions, you may consult "Chapter 5: De Minimis Emissions and Significance" in the California Climate Action Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.
Use this space to describe any circumstances in which unavailability or poor quality of data required you to make assumptions. For example, if in your calculation of emissions due to commuting you made assumptions about the average distance employees drive to campus, you could state that here. Likewise, if your air travel data is incomplete for any reason, you could state that here as well.

Emissions Data

This section requests data about the institution's GHG emissions. All emissions data should be reported in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).

Scope 1 Emissions

Scope 1 emissions are direct GHG emissions occurring from sources that are owned or controlled by the institution.

Stationary Combustion
This field requests the total direct GHG emissions from stationary combustion with the exception of biogenic carbon dioxide emissions that result from the combustion of biomass or biomass-based fuel. Stationary combustion refers to the burning of fuels to produce electricity, steam, heat, or power using equipment in a fixed location such as boilers, burners, heaters, furnaces, incinerators, kilns, ovens, dryers, and engines. For guidance on calculating GHG emissions from stationary combustion, you may consult "Chapter 12: Direct Emissions from Stationary Combustion" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) Campus Carbon Calculator, stationary combustion emissions can be found in column E of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, stationary combustion emissions can be determined by summing the numbers in columns C (Co-gen Electricity), D (Co-gen Steam), and E (Other On-Campus Stationary) of worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column C (Stationary Combustion) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Mobile Combustion
This field requests the total direct GHG emissions from mobile combustion with the exception of biogenic carbon dioxide emissions that result from the combustion of biofuels. Mobile combustion refers to the burning of fuels by institution-owned transportation devices such as cars, trucks, tractors, and buses. Emissions from commuting to and from campus by students and employees are reported separately, and should not be reported here. For guidance on calculating GHG emissions from mobile combustion, you may consult "Chapter 13: Direct Emissions from Mobile Combustion" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, mobile combustion emissions can be found in column J of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, mobile combustion emissions can be found in column F (Direct Transportation) of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column D (Mobile Combustion) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Process Emissions
This field requests the total direct GHG emissions from physical or chemical processes rather than from fuel combustion. Examples of process emissions include carbon dioxide emissions from cement manufacturing and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) from aluminum smelting. Institutions of higher education are unlikely to have any process emissions, and, as a result, process emissions are not included in either v5.0 or v6.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator.

Fugitive Emissions
This field requests the total direct GHG emissions due to the intentional or unintentional release of GHGs in the production, processing, transmission, storage, and use of fuels and other substances. Examples include releases of methane produced as part of normal digestive processes in farm animals; hydrofluorocarbon releases during the use of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment; and methane leakage from natural gas transport. Emissions that are emitted through an exhaust pipe, stack, chimney, vent or other functionally equivalent opening do not count as fugitive emissions. For guidance on calculating fugitive emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, you may consult "Chapter 16: Direct Fugitive Emissions from the Use of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol. The Climate Registry does not currently provide guidance on calculating fugitive emissions from farm animals.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, total fugitive emissions can be determined by summing the numbers in columns N (Agriculture) and P (Refrigerants and other Chemicals) in the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, total fugitive emissions can be determined by summing the numbers in columns H (Refrigerants & Chemicals) and I (Agriculture) in the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column F (Fugitive Emissions) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Scope 2 Emissions

Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions that are a consequence of activities that take place within the organizational boundaries of the institution, but that occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity.

Purchased Electricity
This field requests the total indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation of electricity purchased and used by your institution. Emissions reductions due to the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are to be reported separately and may not be included here. For guidance on calculating indirect GHG emissions from purchased electricity, you may consult "Chapter 14: Indirect Emissions from Electricity Use" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, emissions from purchased electricity can be found in column C of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, emissions from purchased electricity can be found in column J (Purchased Electricity) of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column G (Purchased Electricity) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Purchased Heating
This field requests the total indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation of heating used by your institution but originating in a facility that your institution does not own or operate. An example of this would be district heating system that provides hot water to some buildings owned or controlled by your institution as well as to buildings owned or controlled by other entities. For guidance on calculating indirect GHG emissions from purchased heating, you may consult "Chapter 15: Indirect Emissions from Imported Steam, District Heating, Cooling, and Electricity from a Combined Heat and Power Plant" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: Neither v5.0 nor v6.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator includes emissions from purchased heating.

Purchased Cooling
This field requests the total indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation of cooling used by your institution but originating in a facility that your institution does not own or operate. An example of this would be district cooling system that provides chilled water to some buildings owned or controlled by your institution as well as to buildings owned or controlled by other entities. For guidance on calculating indirect GHG emissions from purchased cooling, you may consult "Chapter 15: Indirect Emissions from Imported Steam, District Heating, Cooling, and Electricity from a Combined Heat and Power Plant" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: Both v5.0 and v6.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator aggregate emissions from purchased steam and chilled water, which can make determining the emissions from purchased cooling alone fairly complicated. If your institution does not purchase steam, emissions due to purchased cooling can be found in column D (Purchased Steam and Chilled water) of S_eCO2_Sum in v5.0 or column K (Purchased Steam / Chilled Water) of S_eCO2_Sum in v6.0. If your institution purchases steam as well as chilled water, you can use data from column E in v5.0 and column BC in v6.0 of the worksheets named "S_CO2", "S_CH4" and "S_N2O" to calculate emissions from chilled water. The equation to use is: [S_CO2_Sum+(S_CH4_Sum*25)+(S_N2O_Sum*298)]/1000. In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column I (Purchased Cooling) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Purchased Steam
This field requests the total indirect GHG emissions resulting from the production of steam used by your institution but generated in a facility that your institution does not own or operate. For guidance on calculating indirect GHG emissions from purchased steam, you may consult "Chapter 15: Indirect Emissions from Imported Steam, District Heating, Cooling, and Electricity from a Combined Heat and Power Plant" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: Both v5.0 and v6.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator aggregate emissions from purchased steam and chilled water, which can make determining the emissions from purchased steam alone fairly complicated. If your institution does not purchase cooling, emissions due to purchased cooling can be found in column D (Purchased Steam and Chilled water) of S_eCO2_Sum in v5.0 or column K (Purchased Steam / Chilled Water) of S_eCO2_Sum in v6.0. If your institution purchases cooling as well as steam, you can use data from column E in v5.0 and column BC in v6.0 of the worksheets named "S_CO2", "S_CH4" and "S_N2O" to calculate emissions from chilled water. The equation to use is: [S_CO2_Sum+(S_CH4_Sum*25)+(S_N2O_Sum*298)]/1000. In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column J (Purchased Stream) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Scope 3 Emissions

Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions not covered in Scope 2.

Commuting
This field requests the total indirect GHG emissions resulting from regular commuting to and from your institution by students and employees. For guidance on calculating commuting emissions, you may consult "Guidance on Scope 3 Emissions, pt 1: Commuting" on the AASHE Blog.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, commuting emissions can be determined by summing the numbers in columns K (Student Commuters) and L (Faculty/Staff Commuters) in the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, commuting emissions can be determined by summing the numbers in columns L (Faculty/Staff Commuters) and M (Student Commuters) in the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column K (Commuting) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Air Travel
This field requests the total indirect GHG emissions resulting from air travel paid for by or through your institution. For guidance on calculating air travel emissions, you may consult "Guidance on Scope 3 Emissions, pt 2: Air Travel" on the AASHE Blog.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, emissions from air travel can be found in column M (Air Travel) of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, emissions from air travel can be determined by summing the numbers in columns N (Directly Financed Air Travel) and P (Study Abroad Air Travel) in the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column L (Air Travel) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Solid Waste
This field requests the total indirect GHG emissions resulting from the incineration or decomposition of your institution's solid waste.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, emissions from solid waste can be found in column O of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, emissions from solid waste can be found in column Q (Solid Waste) of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column M (Solid Waste) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Custom Sources
Institutions may use the custom source fields to report on emissions from up to three additional Scope 3 emissions sources. Examples of additional Scope 3 emissions sources include: the extraction and production of purchased materials and fuels; transportation of purchased materials or goods; wastewater; or outsourced activities. To enter a custom source, fill in a "Custom Source Type" field with the name of the emissions source and then fill in the appropriate "Custom Source Value" field with the total emissions from this source in metric tons of CO2e.

Biogenic Emissions

Biogenic emissions are created by the combustion of biomass and biomass-based fuels (such as wood, biodiesel, ethanol, and landfill gas). These emissions are reported separately from other direct emissions.

Biogenic Emissions from Stationary Combustion
This field requests the total carbon dioxide emissions generated through the stationary combustion of biomass and biomass-based fuels. For guidance on calculating biogenic emissions from stationary combustion, you may consult "Chapter 12: Direct Emissions from Stationary Combustion" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: Biogenic emissions are not included in v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator. In v6.0 of the Calculator, biogenic emissions from stationary combustion can be determined by summing the numbers in columns V (Co-gen Electricity), W (Co-gen Steam), and X (Other On-Campus Stationary) in the worksheet named "S_CO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column N (Biogenic emissions from stationary combustion) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Biogenic Emissions from Mobile Combustion
This field requests the total carbon dioxide emissions generated through the mobile combustion of biomass and biomass-based fuels. For guidance on calculating biogenic emissions from stationary combustion, you may consult "Chapter 13: Direct Emissions from Mobile Combustion" in The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: Biogenic emissions are not included in v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator. In v6.0 of the Calculator, biogenic emissions from mobile combustion can be can be found in column Y (Direct Transportation) of the worksheet named "S_CO2_Sum". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column O (Biogenic emissions from mobile combustion) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Mitigation Data

This section requests data about strategies to mitigate the institution's GHG emissions.

Carbon Offsets

Carbon offsets are a way of compensating for GHG emissions by funding or otherwise enabling projects that reduce, avoid, or sequester emission outside the institution's boundaries. For information about the ACUPCC's approach to carbon offsets, please visit the ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offset Protocol.

Carbon offsets purchased
This field requests the total GHG emissions mitigated through the purchase/development of carbon offsets.

Offset verification program(s)
This field requests information about the verification of the offsets purchased by the institution. Please select any programs through which any portion of the offsets were verified.

Description of offsets purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
Use this space to provide any additional information about the institution's offset purchase(s).

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

A REC (also known as a Green Tag) is a product representing the environmental attributes of the power produced from renewable energy projects that is sold separately from the physical electricity.

Total RECs purchased
This field requests the total amount of RECs purchased by your institution.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, the amount of RECs purchased can be found in column BT (Renewable Energy Credits) of the worksheet named "Input". In v6.0 of the Calculator, the amount of RECs purchased can be found in column DD (Green Power Certificates) of the worksheet named "Input". In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column Q (Renewable Energy Credits Purchased) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs
This field requests the percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs. This number can be calculated by dividing the total amount of RECs purchased by the total amount of electricity consumed.

Emissions reductions from REC purchases
This field requests the total GHG emissions offset due to the purchase of RECs. There is disagreement about whether RECs can be used to offset GHG emissions, and if so, how best to calculate reductions from RECs. Some say that RECs should not count as offsets because there is no guarantee of "additionality" (i.e., REC purchases do not necessarily lead to the development of new renewable energy generation that would not have otherwise occurred). Others say that RECs can be used only to offset emissions from electricity production while still others say the RECs can offset all types of emissions. If RECs can be used as offsets, it is unclear whether they should be used on offset electricity consumption on a simple one-to-one basis or whether the amount offset should be a function of the average emissions per unit of electricity generation in the region in which the RECs where generated. As there is no consensus on this issue, institutions may determine for themselves how to calculate emissions reductions from REC purchases. For guidance on one approach to calculating GHG emissions offset due to the purchase of RECs, you may consult "Recognizing the Benefits of Green Power and Renewable Energy Certificates Purchases" in The California Climate Action Registry's General Reporting Protocol.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, the GHG reductions from REC purchases can be found in column R (Renewable Energy Credits) of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, GHG reductions from REC purchases can be determined by multiplying the figures in column DD (Green Power Certificates) of the worksheet named "Input" by the figures in column G (Green Electric Certificates) of the worksheet named EF_Offset. In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column S (Emissions Reductions from RECs) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

REC verification program(s)
Select the programs through which any portion of the RECs purchased by your institution were verified.

Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
Use this space to provide any additional information about your institution's REC purchase(s).

Sequestration and Carbon Storage

Sequestration refers to the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and its storage in plant tissue as a result of photosynthesis.

Sequestration due to land owned by the institution
This field requests the amount of carbon dioxide sequestered by lands owned by your institution. For guidance on calculating sequestration in forested land, you may consult "Appendix B: Accounting for Sequestered Atmospheric Carbon" in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and the California Climate Action Registry's Forest Sector Protocol.

Please briefly describe how sequestration was calculated.
Use this space to provide a description of the methodology used to calculate carbon sequestration by institution lands.

Carbon storage due to composting
This field requests the amount of carbon dioxide stored as a result of your institution's composting program.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, the emissions reductions due to composting can be found in column S (Composting) of the worksheet named "S_eCO2_Sum". In v6.0 of the Calculator, GHG reductions from REC purchases can be determined by multiplying the figures in column CY (On-campus Composting) of the worksheet named "Input" by the figures in column D (Composting) of the worksheet named EF_Offset. In v6.1 and newer, these emissions are found in column T (Sequestration due to composting) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Normalization and Contextual Data

The information requested in this section contextualize and provide the facilitate understanding of the emissions data.

Building Space

Gross square feet of building space
This field requests the total amount of building space that is included within your institution's organizational boundaries. Your school's office of institutional research may also be able to provide this data. For guidance on calculating gross square footage of a building, you may consult "3.2.1 Gross Area (Gross Square Feet-GSF)" of the U.S. Department of Education's Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual.

CA-CP Users: In v5.0 of the CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator, the total amount of building space can be found in column K of the worksheet named "Input". In v6.0 of the Calculator, the total amount of building space can be found in column L of the worksheet named "Input". In v6.1 and newer, this information is found in column V (Gross Building Space) of the worksheet named "ACUPCC_Reporting".

Net assignable square feet of laboratory space
This field requests the total amount of building space within your institution's organizational boundaries that is categorized as "Class Laboratory" (code 210) or "Research/Nonclass Laboratory" (code 250) under the Space Use Codes in the US Department of Education's Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data. For guidance on calculating net assignable square feet, you may consult "3.2.2 Net Assignable Area (Net Assignable Square Feet-NASF)" of the Manual.

Net assignable square feet of health care space
This field requests the total amount of building space within your institution's organizational boundaries that is categorized as "Health Care Facilities" (codes in the 800 series) under the Space Use Codes in the US Department of Education's Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data. For guidance on calculating net assignable square feet, you may consult "3.2.2 Net Assignable Area (Net Assignable Square Feet-NASF)" of the Manual.

Net assignable square feet of residential space
This field requests the total amount of building space within your institution's organizational boundaries that is categorized as "Residential Facilities" (codes in the 900 series) under the Space Use Codes in the US Department of Education's Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data. For guidance on calculating net assignable square feet, you may consult "3.2.2 Net Assignable Area (Net Assignable Square Feet-NASF)" of the Manual.

Population

Total Student Enrollment (FTE)
This field requests the full-time equivalent student enrollment as calculated by your institution. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Residential Students
This field requests the number of students living on campus. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Full-Time Commuter Students
This field requests the number of students not living on campus who meet the definition of "full-time student" used in the U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Part-Time Commuter Students
This field requests the number of students not living on campus who meet the definition of "part-time student" used in IPEDS. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Non-Credit Students
This field requests the number of students who are enrolled in courses through your institution but not for academic credit. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Full-Time Faculty
This field requests the number of full-time faculty as defined by your institution and as reported to IPEDS. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Part-Time Faculty
This field requests the number of part-time faculty as defined by your institution and as reported to IPEDS. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Full-Time Staff
This field requests the number of full-time staff as defined by your institution and as reported to IPEDS. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Part-Time Staff:
This field requests the number of part-time faculty as defined by your institution and as reported to IPEDS. Your school's office of institutional research may be able to provide this data.

Other Contextual Data

Endowment size
This field requests the dollar value of your institution's total endowment funds as defined by IPEDS.

Heating Degree Days
This field requests the total number of heating degree days from a base temperature of 65°F over the time period covered by your report. You can download heating degree day data for your area from DegreeDays.net.

Cooling Degree Days
This field requests the total number of cooling degree days from a base temperature of 65°F over the time period covered by your report. You can download cooling degree day data for your area from DegreeDays.net.

Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
Use this space to describe any circumstances that may have affected your institution's emissions this year. For example, you might mention if you had a particularly cold winter this year or if you brought a new co-generation facility online this year.

Supporting Documentation

Upload the completed inventory narrative
If a narrative report describing your institution's GHG emissions was produced, use the browse function to find it on your hard drive. It will be uploaded when you click "Save as Draft" or "Submit Publicly."

Title of narrative
Enter the full title of the inventory narrative.

Upload the completed inventory calculator
If an Excel-based calculator was used to calculate your institution's GHG emissions, use the browse function to find it on your hard drive. It will be uploaded when you click "Save as Draft" or "Submit Publicly."

Auditing and Verification

Has this emissions data been audited, verified, or peer-reviewed?
If the emissions data in this report has been verified or peer-reviewed, check the box.

If yes, please describe
Use this space to explain who verified or peer-reviewed your emissions data and how the verification or peer-review was conducted.