Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language:

Data Accuracy Video

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this credit changing from STARS 2.1 to 2.2?

Substantive changes have been made to this credit. The revamped credit now includes an institution’s greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions inventories. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the 2.2 Summary of changes.

What information is required in the GHG inventory?

Uploaded inventory should provide clear indication of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. If indicating that certain Scope 3 emissions are included, then the inventory must reflect this. Otherwise, Scope 3 responses should be updated to “None” as appropriate.

Templates & Tools  

Greenhouse gas emissions

Air pollutant emissions

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • Part 1: Uploaded inventory should provide clear indication of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. If indicating that certain Scope 3 emissions are included, then the inventory must reflect this. Otherwise, Scope 3 responses should be updated to “None” as appropriate.
  • If indicating that the inventory has been verified by an independent, external third party or validated internally by independent personnel, descriptive response and/or upload must support verification of the inventory by an external party.

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