GHG Report for Monterey Institute of International Studies
Submitted on October 15, 2008; last updated on June 30, 2010
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)||493 metric tons of CO2e||0.6 metric tons of CO2e||3.8 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||3,261 metric tons of CO2e||4.1 metric tons of CO2e||25.0 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Net emissions||3,261 metric tons of CO2e||4.1 metric tons of CO2e||25.0 metric tons of CO2e||N/A|
Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries
|Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report||July 1, 2007|
|Consolidation methodology used to determine organizational boundaries||No information provided|
If any institution-owned, leased, or operated buildings or other holdings that should fall within the organizational boundaries are omitted, briefly explain why.
No institution-owned buildings are omitted from this GHG audit.
|Emissions calculation tool used||Other|
Please describe why this tool was selected.
This tool was selected because our institution is affiliated with Middlebury, and their Sustainability Officer, Jack Byrne was instrumental in helping us complete this requirement.
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
EPA source data. These numbers were used by Middlebury in their GHG audit, and therefore we are using the same source data.
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||No information provided|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||Student researcher(s)|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
This inventory was conducted by the Sustainability Graduate Assistants with faculty support. We were able to gather data, and manipulate the GHG tool provided by Middlebury to meet the specific requirements of the institution.
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.
Institute travel data is not recorded in a manner conducive to estimating GHG emissions. Therefore, major assumptions were made related to this data. In the future we hope to institute a new form to gather this data.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||218.5 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||1.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||219.5 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||273.0 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||273.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||1,755.8 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||44.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Rental Cars||384.2 metric tons of CO2e|
|Taxi||8.2 metric tons of CO2e|
|Gasoline Reimbursements||576.3 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||2,768.5 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.)
We did not purchase any offsets this year.
|Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)|
|Total RECs purchased||0 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.)
We did not purchase any Renewable Energy Certificates.
|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||No information provided|
Normalization and Contextual Data
|Gross square feet of building space||130,680.0 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||0.0 sq ft|
|Total Student Enrollment (FTE)||800.0|
|Residential Students||No information provided|
|Full-time Commuter Students||679|
|Part-time Commuter Students||No information provided|
|Non-Credit Students||No information provided|
|Other Contextual Data|
|Endowment Size||No information provided|
|Heating Degree Days||No information provided|
|Cooling Degree Days||No information provided|
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
This is our second GHG inventory, which means that some of the data needed to be estimated. We are developing ways to better track this data, and believe that future GHG inventories will be much more accurate.
|Completed inventory narrative||No information provided|
|Completed inventory calculator||Download|