Greenhouse Gas Production

Carbon Footprint

Pursuant to FAR 52.223-22, USU Space Dynamics Laboratory is developing a greenhouse gas reporting process. Until recently, SDL’s GHG data has been rolled into Utah State University’s overall information. We are now separating our reporting from Utah State University. However, there are some categories that will remain with USU since there are no reasonable methods for separating SDL’s data from USU’s. Starting with FY2021, SDL has compiled data to meet these requirements. The following represents SDL’s efforts to meet the requirements stated.

Carbon Totals

Fiscal Year CO2 (kg) CH4 (kg) N2O(kg) Gross MTCDE Offsets (MTCDE) Compost (MTCDE) Non-Additional Sequestration (MTCDE) Biogenic (MT CO2) Net MTCDE
2021 277,339 -15 7 4,503.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,503.98

Carbon Sources

Fiscal Year Scope Source CO2 (kg) CO2 (MTCDE) CH4 (kg) CH4 (MTCDE) N2O (kg) N2O (MTCDE) GHG MTCDE
2021 1 Direct Transportation 38,933 38.93 1 0.04 1 0.26 39.23
2021 1 Refrigerants & Chemicals 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,225.18
2021 2 Purchased Electricity 1,250,825 1,250.82 117 3.27 17 4.42 1,258.51
2021 3 Student Commuting 123,363 123.36 7 0.19 4 1.11 124.66
2021 3 Directly Financed Air Travel 382,406 382.41 4 0.12 4 1.16 383.68
2021 3 Other Directly Financed Travel 51,931 51.93 3 0.08 2 0.47 52.48
2021 3 T&D Losses -1,570,119 -1,570.12 -147 -4.1 -21 -5.55 -1,579.77

Carbon Totals Per Person

Graph showing carbon total per person
Fiscal Year
2021
CO2 (kg)
3,673
CH4 (kg)
0
N2O(kg)
0
Gross MTCDE
59.66
Offsets (MTCDE)
0.00
Compost (MTCDE)
0.00
Non-Additional Sequestration (MTCDE)
0.00
Biogenic (MT CO2)
0.00
Net MTCDE
59.66

Carbon Totals Per 1000 Sq Ft

Graph showing carbon total per 1000 sq ft
Fiscal Year
2021
CO2 (kg)
505
CH4 (kg)
0
N2O(kg)
0
Gross MTCDE
0
Offsets (MTCDE)
0
Compost (MTCDE)
8.20
Non-Additional Sequestration (MTCDE)
0.00
Biogenic (MT CO2)
0.00
Net MTCDE
8.20

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