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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 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.63 / 10.00 Bill Anderko
Asst Director Facilities Management: Maintenance
Facilities Management
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel Some
Commuting Some
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods Some
Waste generated in operations Some
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 None
Other categories Some

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

We reach out to numerous Colleagues across campus, who routinely collect & provide the data needed. This data is then forwarded to a 3rd party consultant who completes the college's GHG Inventory using the UNH's Campus Carbon Calculator. All is overseen by the Sustainability Coordinator & the Vice President - Chief of Staff & Chief Sustainability Officer.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:

The Stone House Group (TSHG) out of Bethlehem, PA independently validates and updates the College's GHG emissions inventory. TSHG is a professional engineering firm regularily engaged in this type of work.


Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 4,454 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,522 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 281 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 294 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 7,975 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,178 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 12,710 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,994 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

The baseline year was adopted as the first year that a complete inventory was performed in accordance with ACUPCC requirements, and the year we were required to make our first inventory submittal under the ACUPCC program.


Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 39.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 107 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon offsets 39.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 107 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

Facilities Management Dept. - on-site composting - campus composting initiatives - recorded tallies Grounds Division.


Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 7,874 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,178 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:

Community Energy-national wind renewable energy certificates-Green-e Energy certified


Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 4,796.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,709 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,239 1,177
Number of employees resident on-site 83 77
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,268 1,177
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 581.90 614
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,717.93 1,656.75

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user 2.79 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.84 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline (0-100):
1.77

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,715,556 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 202,836 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 56,867 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,178,095 Gross Square Feet

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0.00 MtCO2e / GSF

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 645 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 895 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 725 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Solid Waste: All waste goes to Conshohocken transfer station, recyclables are puled out, remaining waste goes to the Morgantown, PA landfill from which methane gas is extracted and used to power seven nearby industrial customers and several homes.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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There is an intentional discrepancy between the campus gross square footage in IC-2 and the "performance year" above. The GSF for our "performance year" of 7/1/15 to 6/30/16 is 1,715,556 GSF. As of STARS submission in June 2017, the campus GSF is 1,707,259 GSF, because this year the College demolished 8,297 square feet as part of a building renovation.

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.