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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Beloit College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.14 / 10.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
Business travel No
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
Waste generated in operations No

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

Beloit College uses EnergyStar Portfolio Manager to capture and track all energy consumed in buildings, and the resulting GHG emissions. For the fuel used by the campus fleet (vans for transportation, grounds vehicles, and security vehicles) we totaled accounts kept by the Facilities and Security departments and used EPA emissions factors to derive the CO2 equivalent GHG emissions. Additionally, we were able to track the fuel used for grounds equipment such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other miscellaneous equipment. Beloit's Grounds department is outsourced to a local vendor, and therefore not owned.


Has the GHG emissions inventory been validated internally by personnel who are independent of the GHG accounting and reporting process and/or verified by an independent, external third party?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 4,048.53 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,427.06 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 6,643.70 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,562.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1,065 1,123
Number of residential employees 11 10
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 1,271 1,313
Full-time equivalent of employees 364 360
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2014 May 31, 2015
Baseline Year June 1, 2013 May 31, 2014

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

The GHG emissions baseline was adopted to coincide with the Beloit Sustainability Plan, which states metrics for energy intensity reductions starting from the baseline of 2013-14 academic year.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,153,287 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 26,683 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 2.28 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

We were able to track the fuel used for grounds equipment such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other miscellaneous equipment, even though this service is contracted out to a local landscaping company.


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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Energy consumption and resulting emissions are not normalized for weather.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.