GHG Report for Kankakee Community College
Submitted on January 14, 2009; last updated on January 12, 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)||5,815 metric tons of CO2e||2.7 metric tons of CO2e||18.1 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||11,916 metric tons of CO2e||5.5 metric tons of CO2e||37.2 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Net emissions||11,916 metric tons of CO2e||5.5 metric tons of CO2e||37.2 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||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.
This calculator was deemed to be the most appropriate for our situation and needs.
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
CA-CP default coefficients were used.
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||Third Assessment Report|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||Sustainability office staff|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
Meetings were held with appropriate campus staff to explain the scope of the reporting project and to request compilation of the necessary data for input to the calculator.The staff involved were members of the Physical Plant Department (energy data, fuel use by campus equipment, refrigerant losses, fertilizer use) and registar's and business department personnel for enrollment and student population information.This data was used to determine basis for faculty, staff, and student commuting impacts.
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.
It was difficult to easily determine the commuting mileage for faculty, staff, and students. Primarily because of the variation in each of these groups as far as distance travelled, number of trips to campus,and number of days of attendence.Assumptions had to be made and applied across these groups in order to generate reasonable estimates of the commuting miles.We feel that the resulting estimates are defensible and give a meaningful basis for our reporting.
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||1,365.9 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||70.1 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||204.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||1,640.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||4,175.1 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||4,175.1 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||5,407.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||94.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||71.9 metric tons of CO2e|
|other directly financed travel||57.4 metric tons of CO2e|
|paper use||56.1 metric tons of CO2e|
|scope 2 T&D losses||412.9 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||6,100.7 metric tons of CO2e|
|Biogenic Emissions from Stationary Combustion||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Biogenic Emissions from Mobile Combustion||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|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||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.)
|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||320,537.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of laboratory space||53,021.0 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)||2159.0|
|Residential Students||No information provided|
|Full-time Commuter Students||2159|
|Part-time Commuter Students||3113|
|Other Contextual Data|
|Heating Degree Days||6072|
|Cooling Degree Days||1064|
Please describe any circumstances specific to your institution that provide context for understanding your greenhouse gas emissions this year.
|Completed inventory narrative||
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
|Completed inventory calculator||No information provided|