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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 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.16 / 10.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
"---" 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 No
Waste generated in operations Yes

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:

The inventory follows the accounting framework and guidelines set forth in the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (GHG Protocol) by Good Company, a Eugene, OR based sustainability research and consulting firm.


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 raw data was provided by UNCW staff along with supplemental calculations and external resources used to complete the inventory are cataloged in an audit trail. The purpose of the audit trail is to provide transparency in the reporting and to assist those who conduct future GHG inventories and allow third-party verification as desired.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 9,936 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 9,185 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 567 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,445 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 29,234 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 34,707 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 4,100 3,500
Number of residential employees 98 25
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 12,625 10,753
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,886 1,600
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,500 1,500

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 July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

The first full GHG inventory was completed in 2010 and included the past three years of data.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,978,116 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 271,593 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 2,223 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 7,414 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 11,950 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 9.51 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":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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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:

All of the efforts can be found at uncw.edu/sustainability. Some of the most notable include retrofitting, composting, boiler replacement, increased number of low-emission vehicles for campus fleet, and increased percentage of locally purchased foods.


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.