GHG Report for Adams State University
Submitted on April 5, 2012; last updated on April 11, 2012
Summary StatisticsMaking fair comparisons between higher education institutions is always challenging due to the rich diversity of higher education. The unverified nature of the information in this database and unavailability of unbiased normalization metrics means such comparisons are even more difficult. Users should therefore approach direct institution to institution comparisons with caution and recognize that all comparisons between institutions are inherently biased.
|Total||Per Full-Time Enrollment||Per 1000 Square Feet||% Offset|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2)||10,859 metric tons of CO2e||3.9 metric tons of CO2e||10.9 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||18,577 metric tons of CO2e||6.6 metric tons of CO2e||18.6 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Net emissions||18,577 metric tons of CO2e||6.6 metric tons of CO2e||18.6 metric tons of CO2e||N/A|
Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries
|Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report||January 1, 2011|
|Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries||Operational control approach|
If any institution-owned, leased, or operated buildings or other holdings that should fall within the organizational boundaries are omitted, briefly explain why.
|Emissions calculation tool used||Clean Air-Cool Planet|
Please describe why this tool was selected.
Is an industry standard and the "tool of record" for most of the ACUPCC signatories
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator's default emissions coefficients
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||No information provided|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||Sustainability office staff|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
The ASC-ACUPCC Liaison compiled information from various offices on campus such as Facilities Services (fleet vehicle), Business Office (travel and utility bills), Purchasing and Print Shop (paper) as well as our utility services reps (Tiger Natural Gas, Excel Energy).
Please describe any emissions sources that were classified as de minimis and explain how a determination of the significance of these emissions was made.
Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.
Commuting – commuting miles was estimated by the Liaison based on the # of employees/students that live in Alamosa (a town size of 4sq miles) plus an average # of miles commuted by students and employees living throughout the valley (using the town of Monte Vista as the average, 38 miles RT). The San Luis Valley is the size of the state of Connecticut (8K sq miles, 74miles wide, 122 miles long). No public transportation is currently available.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||5,098.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||55.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||5.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||5,158.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||5,701.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Purchased Heating||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Purchased Cooling||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Purchased Steam||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 2 emissions||5,701.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||5,910.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||380.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||1,428.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||7,718.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Biogenic Emissions from Stationary Combustion||No information provided|
|Biogenic Emissions from Mobile Combustion||No information provided|
|Carbon offsets purchased||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Offset verification program(s)||No information provided|
Description of offsets purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
|Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)|
|Total RECs purchased||0 kWh|
|Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs||0.0 %|
|Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|REC verification program(s)||No information provided|
Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
|Sequestration and Carbon Storage|
|Sequestration due to land owned by the institution||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
Description of how sequestration was calculated
|Carbon storage due to composting||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
Normalization and Contextual Data
|Gross square feet of building space||1,000,000.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of laboratory space||0.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of health care space||0.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of residential space||414,301.0 sq ft|
|Total Student Enrollment (FTE)||2810.0|
|Residential Students||No information provided|
|Full-time Commuter Students||No information provided|
|Part-time Commuter Students||No information provided|
|Non-Credit Students||No information provided|
|Other Contextual Data|
|Endowment Size||No information provided|
|Heating Degree Days||8923|
|Cooling Degree Days||549|
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
No information provided
|Completed inventory narrative||No information provided|
|Completed inventory calculator||No information provided|