GHG Report for Montana State University - Bozeman
Submitted on June 20, 2012; last updated on May 6, 2013
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)||39,469 metric tons of CO2e||3.2 metric tons of CO2e||9.0 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||62,968 metric tons of CO2e||5.1 metric tons of CO2e||14.4 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Net emissions||62,968 metric tons of CO2e||5.1 metric tons of CO2e||14.4 metric tons of CO2e||N/A|
Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries
|Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report||July 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.
Omissions include buildings without utility data, rentals where services are included in rent, off campus leased buildings, and residential units containing tenants.
|Emissions calculation tool used||Clean Air-Cool Planet|
Please describe why this tool was selected.
Clean Air-Cool Planet is understood to provide a consistent platform for comparison to peer institutions. We chose this tool to allow MSU to more readily interface with these institutions.
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
The standard eGrid sub-region electricity mix was used.
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||No information provided|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||External consultant|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
DATA COLLECTION METHODOLOGY
Please describe any emissions sources that were classified as de minimis and explain how a determination of the significance of these emissions was made.
No information provided
Please describe any data limitations related to this submission and any major assumptions made in response to these limitations.
Other Directly Financed Outsourced Travel – Other transportation modes were not included except Personal Mileage Reimbursement since the only data available consists of monetary amounts which cannot be consistently or accurately transposed into mileage.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||18,518.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||1,135.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||1,085.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||20,738.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||18,731.0 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||18,731.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||6,146.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||8,594.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||5,924.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Other direct financed travel||428.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Wastewater & Paper||553.2 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 T&D losses||1,852.6 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||23,498.5 metric tons of CO2e|
|Biogenic Emissions from Stationary Combustion||No information provided|
|Biogenic Emissions from Mobile Combustion||No information provided|
|Carbon offsets purchased||No information provided|
|Offset verification program(s)||No information provided|
Description of offsets purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
No information provided
|Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)|
|Total RECs purchased||None kWh|
|Percent of total electricity consumption mitigated through the purchase of RECs||None %|
|Emissions reductions due to the purchase of RECs||No information provided|
|REC verification program(s)||No information provided|
Description of RECs purchased (including vendor, project source, etc.)
None purchased at this time.
|Sequestration and Carbon Storage|
|Sequestration due to land owned by the institution||No information provided|
Description of how sequestration was calculated
|Carbon storage due to composting||No information provided|
Normalization and Contextual Data
|Gross square feet of building space||4,374,307.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of laboratory space||923,032.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of health care space||6,913.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of residential space||1,262,148.0 sq ft|
|Total Student Enrollment (FTE)||12352.0|
|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|
|Part-time Faculty||No information provided|
|Part-time Staff||No information provided|
|Other Contextual Data|
|Heating Degree Days||7204|
|Cooling Degree Days||302|
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
|Completed inventory narrative||No information provided|
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