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Sightlines' Go Green Manager, Jeff Murphy and Associate Vice President, Jay Pearlman, introduce the full suite of Go Green Services, which includes the Carbon Management and Analysis Platform ...

Sightlines' Go Green Manager, Jeff Murphy and Associate Vice President, Jay Pearlman, introduce the full suite of Go Green Services, which includes the Carbon Management and Analysis Platform (CarbonMAP) Set-Up and Validation service.

In this presentation, you will learn how Sightlines' CarbonMAP Set-Up and Validation service will reduce your start-up time, provide greater confidence with the carbon data you report, and offer operational context with percentile rankings of key performance indicators against a verified database of higher education institutions.

Learn how Sightlines' Go Green Services support your campus sustainability efforts.

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  • Thank you for joining us todayBy now you’ve heard about the CarbonMAP – a joint development effort between CA-CP and Sightlines
  • That’s us!
  • Some quick housekeeping to start:Orange arrow to expand and shrink this box.Ask questions by typing into the windowPlease write this number down and call us for technical support
  • Past webinars have focused on introducing the CarbonMAP, how to use and customize the tool for your campus. This webinar focuses on how Sightlines can help you take control and make the most of your GHG inventory
  • Work with over 380 campuses annuallyHave completed over 350 annual inventories
  • Been working with CA-CP since 2007 as we built our GG products. Entered into partnership for CarbonMAP in 2011
  • Even though CarbonMAP has simplified mechanics of inventory, challenges still remain-How do I know I have a credible inventory
  • The CarbonMap and CCC are freeSightlines is offering a Setup and Validation service
  • Even though CarbonMAP has simplified mechanics of inventory, challenges still remain-How do I know I have a credible inventory
  • That’s us!

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  • Title Goes HereIn This PositionTaking Control of Campus Carbon ManagementDate: May 9th, 2013Presented by: Jay Pearlman and Jeff Murphy
  • Jay PearlmanAssociate Vice-Presidentjpearlman@sightlines.comJeff MurphyManager of Sustainability Servicesjmurphy@sightlines.comToday’s presenters
  • Please Ask QuestionsEnter questions here at anypoint during the webinarPlease call us at (203) 682-4990 with technicalquestions – audio, video, etc.
  • © Sightlines 2010Agenda41. Background on the Clean Air-Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator(CCC)2. Transitioning to the Carbon Management and Analysis Platform(CarbonMAP)3. The Challenge of Data Credibility and Benchmarking4. Sightlines Sustainability Services
  • © Sightlines 2010Serving 385 campuses in 42 states, DC and Nova ScotiaTracking $4.2B in capital spending at member institutions, 95% annual retention rateCommon facilitiesvocabularyConsistent analyticalmethodologyContext throughbenchmarking5
  • © Sightlines 2010Strategic partnership with Clean Air-Cool Planet6CA-CP initiated partnership with Sightlines in 2011Why Sightlines?• Established Relationships – Sightlines works with over 380campuses annually on issues of facilities management and operationalsustainability.• Subject Matter Knowledge – Sightlines collects large, diverse sets ofdata efficiently and effectively. Through strategic analysis and peercomparisons, Sightlines turns that data into the knowledge to takeaction.• Unrivaled Experience – With over 350 annual carbon footprintanalyses completed with key leadership institutions across thecountry, Sightlines quickly became the single largest user of the excel-based CCC
  • © Sightlines 2010Strategic partnership with Clean Air-Cool PlanetGoal: Take the excel-based CCC into the 21st Century7History of the CCC:• Developed with University of New Hampshire in 2001• Released to the public in 2004• About 200 users in 1st year – now thousands of institutionsaround the world• CA-CP estimates that more than 90% of U.S. colleges anduniversities that publicly report their GHG emissions use theCampus Carbon CalculatorExcel-based CCC:2,568 cells on Input sheet,100 sheets in the workbook…WE CAN DO BETTER!!!
  • © Sightlines 2010Transitioning to the CarbonMAP8Introducing…Why go online?• Easier collaboration – no more emailing around enormous files• Flexible data entry (time period and units)• Seamless updates of GHG accounting standards• Eliminates file transfers to new versions• Customized source selection• Multiple entries allowed for every source and sub-source• Ability to track additional sources not previously covered• Notebook and comment fields• Multiple accounts for curriculum integration• Distributed data collection• Improved dashboards• Database development for tracking national trends• Accessible from anywherewww.campuscarbon.org
  • © Sightlines 2010Setup your institutional profile9
  • © Sightlines 2010Define the sources you want to track10
  • © Sightlines 2010Select date range and data frequency by source11
  • © Sightlines 2010Set units and enter values for selected date rangeSet confidence factor and enter comments as needed for every sub-source12
  • © Sightlines 2010Dashboard page provides basic GHG analysis13
  • Setup and Validation Service14
  • © Sightlines 2010Remaining institutional challengesValidation service focuses on evaluating existing data15Data Collection/Processing• Limited campus resources, but time intensive process• Is data collection processing best use of staff time?• Reporting efforts – ACUPCC, STARS, Sierra Club,Princeton Review, Mass Rideshare ReportStart-up time for CarbonMAP• Account creation• Set-up of institutional data• Population of historical dataData Quality and Credibility• Changing GHG accounting standards• Assumptions and estimates, especially Scope 3 sourcesComparability and Perspective on Performance• Carnegie Mellon University Researchers on ACUPCCreporting system:• “Countless errors and problems”• “System isn’t designed to notice”• “Need more quality control”• Is every school including the same sources?• Is every school using the same emissions factors?CarbonMAP Set-Up andValidation Service
  • © Sightlines 2010CarbonMAP Set-Up and Validation Service16CarbonMAP Setup & Validation Service:• Turnkey transfer of existing inventory data to the CarbonMAP• Customized user account and institutional set-up• Population of up to 5 years of data inputs from CCC v6.5+• Validation analysis of data inputs with customized report• Comprehensive – All Scopes and major source accounted for• Credible – Percentile ranking of key performance indicators• Consistent – Analysis of longitudinal data variations• Comparable – Evaluation of accounting methodology, assumptions,emissions factors, and institutional boundaries• Presentation and review of findings with a Sightlines expertFor more information email Sightlines at:insights@sightlines.com
  • © Sightlines 2010ComprehensivenessTracking appropriate sources given external commitments and campus type17
  • © Sightlines 2010Contextualizing campus level performanceHigh level performance dashboards and detailed commentary18
  • © Sightlines 2010Contextualizing major campus GHG sourcesMajor source performance against Sightlines verified database of campus emissions19
  • © Sightlines 2010Input credibility and consistencyEvaluate data credibility and consistency for major sources in all three scopes20
  • © Sightlines 2010Comparability of campus GHG inventory21Qualitative analysis of:• Inclusion/exclusion boundaries• Collection processes• Calculation methodologies• Emissions factors/custom fuel mixes• GHG accounting standards and protocols• Inventory assumptions
  • Go-Green Services22
  • © Sightlines 2010Remaining institutional challengesValidation service focuses on evaluating existing data23Go-Green ServicesData Collection/Processing• Limited campus resources, but time intensive process• Is data collection processing best use of staff time?• Reporting efforts – ACUPCC, STARS, SierraClub, Princeton Review, Mass Rideshare ReportStart-up time for CarbonMAP• Account creation• Set-up of institutional data• Population of historical dataData Quality and Credibility• Changing GHG accounting standards• Assumptions and estimates, especially Scope 3 sourcesComparability and Perspective on Performance• Carnegie Mellon University Researchers on ACUPCCreporting system:• “Countless errors and problems”• “System isn’t designed to notice”• “Need more quality control”• Is every school including the same sources?• Is every school using the same emissions factors?
  • © Sightlines 2010With Go Green MB&A You Getwww.sightlines.com/go-green• 5 years of data allows for trending andperformance trajectory• Performance benchmarking againstcomparison groups highlighting successes andareas of opportunity• Over 100 benchmarks against peers!Through benchmarking…Sightlines offersthe context, perspective,and knowledge to act!No other GHG emissions measurementservice offers this capability!
  • © Sightlines 2010With Go Green MB&A You Getwww.sightlines.com/go-green• 5 years of data allows for trending andperformance trajectory• Performance benchmarking againstcomparison groups highlighting successes andareas of opportunity• Over 100 benchmarks against peers!• On-Site data collection of over 330 differentdata pieces in 9 categories• Utilizing the Campus Carbon Calculator, theaccepted standard in Higher Education• Conforms to ACUPCC requirements and GHGProtocol• Trustee quality presentation detailinghistorical performance and peer comparisons• Online access to your data through ourMember Website, charts, benchmarks• Direct submission to ACUPCC, and compilationof relevant data for STARS and select state-level reportingVerifiedDataTrends &BenchmarksDeliverables,Website andReporting
  • © Sightlines 2010Current Go-Green members26Member Characteristics:• 2/3 Private• 1/3 Public• 1/2 Signatories of ACUPCC• 45% Charter SignatoriesMembers Diverse in:• Size & Student Population• Setting & Climate Zone• Energy Sources & Uses
  • © Sightlines 2010Current Go-Green members27American Public University System Hamline College The Catholic University of AmericaAmerican University Hampshire College The Richard Stockton UniversityArizona State University Lawrenceville School The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)Armstrong Atlantic State University Le Moyne College Tufts UniversityBabson College Loyola University of Maryland University of Mass - LowellBentley University Michigan State University University of ArkansasBoston College Millersville University of PA University of DaytonCarleton College Montana State University University of DenverChamplain College Nova Southeastern University University of Tennessee KnoxvilleClemson University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University of RedlandsCleveland State University Richard Stockton University University of San DiegoEmerson College Rider University University of San FranciscoEthical Culture Fieldston School Saint Marys College of CA University of Tennessee KnoxvilleFitchburg State University Shippensburg University University of the PacificGallaudet University Siena College University of VermontGeorge Mason University Slippery Rock University of PA Virginia Commonwealth UniversityHamilton College Texas A&M University Wesleyan University
  • © Sightlines 2010“Go-Green covers our ACUPCCreporting needs, much of our STARSdata, plus they collect the data for usand provide high quality analysisand peer benchmarking. Thisservice is a slam dunk”Betty LombardoSustainability ManagerArizona State UniversityWhat our members are saying28“We liked the third-party natureof the data collection process, andfound the Go-Green Process, to beboth timely and within ourbudget.”Mike Johnson,Associate Vice Chancellor for FacilitiesUniversity of Arkansas“The benchmarking was atremendous help. By comparingour emissions to peers, we have thecontext and perspective to knownot only where we are but where weshould be going.”Mary YatesSustainability CoordinatorLoyola University of Maryland“It is convenient to have all thedata and benchmarks for bothfacilities and emissions in oneeasy-to-use website.”Robert WellsChief Facilities OfficerClemson University
  • © Sightlines 2010Go-Green Strategy: Sightlines’ climate action planning (CAP) service• Establishes carbon neutrality target date and interim reduction targets• Based on peer targets• Carbon profile/ability to attain target (both $ and human capital)• Campus leadership goals• Identifies potential carbon mitigation projects• Project ranking system utilizes multiple metrics including• Carbon impact (MTCDE reduced)• Cost per ton reduced• Simple payback period• Community engagement/visibility opportunity• Develops phase-out plan for attain carbon neutralityAdditional sustainability consulting servicesAiding campus with deeper analyses and data collection services29STARS Start-Up Service:• Facilitates selection of credits to pursue given institutional profile• Aids campus in first year data collection effort for AASHE STARS program• Consolidate, process and enter data into STARS Reporting Tool• Submission of STARS data• Maintain detailed record of process to enable the institution to replicate withminimal time commitment and disruption in future years
  • Jay PearlmanAssociate Vice-Presidentjpearlman@sightlines.comJeff MurphyManager of Sustainability Servicesjmurphy@sightlines.comQuestions & Discussion
  • Questions and Discussion