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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Colorado State University
OP-5: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, 2005 :
161,805 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased, 2005:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, 2005:
6,000

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
24,674

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1,729

Scope 1 and 2 gross GHG emissions, performance year :
177,044 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Off-site, institution-catalyzed offsets generated, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Carbon offsets purchased, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

On-campus residents, performance year:
6,000

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
26,539

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
1,718

The total square footage of buildings on campus has increased by 10% since 2005, therefore the GHG footprint did not decrease. However, the GHG footprint per SF has decreased from FY06 to FY10. Between the buildings themselves and their construction, our greenhouse gas footprint has increased. This has been exacerbated by two abnormally cold winters. Consequently, more gas, electricity, and steam were used for heating.

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.