GHG Report for Norfolk State University
Submitted on January 22, 2009; last updated on January 29, 2009
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)||20,464 metric tons of CO2e||3.4 metric tons of CO2e||12.2 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Gross emissions (Scopes 1 + 2 + 3)||42,097 metric tons of CO2e||7.0 metric tons of CO2e||25.2 metric tons of CO2e||0%|
|Net emissions||42,097 metric tons of CO2e||7.0 metric tons of CO2e||25.2 metric tons of CO2e||N/A|
Emissions Inventory Methodology and Boundaries
|Start date of the 12-month period covered in this report||January 1, 2003|
|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.
Mentioned in the ACUPCC Implementation Guide and seemed straight-forward to use.
Please describe the source(s) of the emissions coefficients used.
Used default values provided in the CA-CP calculator
|Which version of IPCC's list of global warming potentials did you use?||Third Assessment Report|
|Who primarily conducted this emissions inventory?||Facilities Management staff with outside consultant assistance (Moseley Architects)|
Please describe the process of conducting the inventory.
The office of Facilities Management hired Moseley Architects to coordinate the ACUPCC compliance process. Facilities Management staff provided relevant data to Moseley Architects, as requested. Data was collected by the departments of: Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management; Capital Planning & Improvements; and Administrative Services for Facilities. Moseley Architects completed the Clean Air-Cool Planet calculator based on the data provided by Norfolk State University staff.
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.
There are two areas in which reported data is a best estimate rather than actual data:
Emissions from the following sources (in metric tons of CO2e)
|Scope 1 Emissions|
|Stationary Combustion||3,080.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Mobile Combustion||354.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Process Emissions||0.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Fugitive Emissions||248.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 1 emissions||3,682.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 Emissions|
|Purchased Electricity||16,782.0 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||16,782.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 3 Emissions|
|Commuting||16,431.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Air Travel||1,343.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Solid Waste||2,199.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Scope 2 T&D Losses||1,660.0 metric tons of CO2e|
|Total Scope 3 emissions||21,633.0 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||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||1,673,664.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of laboratory space||10,575.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of health care space||1,557.0 sq ft|
|Net assignable square feet of residential space||405,542.0 sq ft|
|Total Student Enrollment (FTE)||5995.0|
|Full-time Commuter Students||3319|
|Part-time Commuter Students||1634|
|Non-Credit Students||No information provided|
|Part-time Faculty||No information provided|
|Part-time Staff||No information provided|
|Other Contextual Data|
|Endowment Size||No information provided|
|Heating Degree Days||3264|
|Cooling Degree Days||1774|
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||Download|
Auditing and VerificationThese emissions data have been audited, verified, or peer-reviewed.
Please briefly describe this verification, if any.
This submission was reviewed by our department of Facilities Management and our consultant, Moseley Architects, to ensure accuracy.