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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 51.80
Liaison Jill Fermanich
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.46 / 10.00 Laurie Case
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Chancellor's Office
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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 Yes
Commuting Yes
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 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:

The GHG inventory was conducted using Clean Air-Cool Planet's Excel v 6.9 calculator. Data was gathered from appropriate sources across campus.


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:

The inventory was submitted to the campus Sustainability Committee for review and comment. The committee includes directors of Facilities, Union, Residential Life, Purchasing, and others familiar with university operations.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 8,275 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,543.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 335 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 336.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 13,084.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 14,398.30 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 1,919 1,939
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 4,942 5,453
Full-time equivalent of employees 883 720
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 1,271 1,032

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, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

The baseline year, 2008-2009, was used as that was the first year a comprehensive GHG inventory was conducted. A capstone class in Environmental Policy & Science chose this project for their semester work, using Clean Air, Cool Planet spreadsheet as the tracking/recording method.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,998,656 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 20,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 1,188.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 3,452 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 107.90 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 1,294 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 212.70 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":

Included in business travel is study abroad air travel and other directly financed travel.


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:

Having a GHG inventory has allowed us to look at our 'points of pain' and look for methods to reduce these numbers. Lighting efficiency efforts are underway. In addition, a request has been made to the state level for financial support to improve metering in the academic buildings. Knowing how the buildings are performing is the first step to being able to identify specific action steps to reduce emissions.


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.