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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.93 / 10.00 Steve Joos
Senior Finance and Accounting Manager
Energy Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 Yes
Commuting Yes
Purchased goods and services Yes
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
Yes

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

MU used the Campus Carbon Calculator v6.9 from Clean Air-Cool Planet.


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:

Methodologies were analyzed and confirmed by: Jerry P. Bauer, PE* Associate Engineer- Environmental Group Burns & McDonnell Direct: 816-822-3527 Mobile: 913-558-9224 Fax: 816-822-3494 JBauer@burnsmcd.com www.burnsmcd.com


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 186,920 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 306,911 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 3,837 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,574 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 34,717 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 39,562 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 15,774 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:

The University of Missouri Extension Program uses science-based knowledge and engages people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions. Sustainability and environment is a focus of the Extension Program and is involved in a 4-H affiliated program known as The Million Tree Project. The vision is for 1,000,000 new trees to be planted by 4-H youth across the United States and Canada and will result in offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion by absorbing and sequestering about 48,000,000 million pounds of atmospheric carbon dioxide per year. Missouri’s goal is to plant at least 22,000 new trees throughout the state.


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

see above


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

see above


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

Kwhrs of wind power purchased from Crystal Lake Wind Farm. REQ’s verified by North American Renewables Registry.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 6,893 6,279
Number of residential employees 18 18
Number of in-patient hospital beds 5 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 30,865 25,089
Full-time equivalent of employees 9,071.90 8,665.10
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,785.80 1,259.10

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

Required if end date of the baseline year is prior to 2005.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
14,178,920 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 2,706,389 Square Feet
Healthcare space 235,604 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 628,280 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 8,909 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 20,334 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 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 5,487 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

n/a


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

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.