Sightlines' CarbonMAP & Validation Services

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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 (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!
  • Sightlines' CarbonMAP & Validation Services

    1. 1. Taking Control of Campus Carbon Management Date: May 9th, 2013 Presented by: Jay Pearlman and Jeff Murphy Title Goes Here In This Position
    2. 2. Jay Pearlman Associate Vice‐President jpearlman@sightlines.com Jeff Murphy Manager of Sustainability Services jmurphy@sightlines.com Today’s presenters
    3. 3. Please Ask Questions Enter questions here at any point during the webinar Please call us at (203) 682‐4990 with technical questions – audio, video, etc.
    4. 4. © Sightlines 2010 Agenda 4 1. 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 Benchmarking 4. Sightlines Sustainability Services
    5. 5. © Sightlines 2010 Serving 385 campuses in 42 states, DC and Nova Scotia Tracking $4.2B in capital spending at member institutions, 95% annual retention rate Common facilities vocabulary Consistent analytical methodology Context through benchmarking 5
    6. 6. © Sightlines 2010 Strategic partnership with Clean Air‐Cool Planet 6 CA-CP initiated partnership with Sightlines in 2011 Why Sightlines? • Established Relationships – Sightlines works with over 380 campuses annually on issues of facilities management and operational sustainability. • Subject Matter Knowledge – Sightlines collects large, diverse sets of data efficiently and effectively. Through strategic analysis and peer comparisons, Sightlines turns that data into the knowledge to take action. • Unrivaled Experience – With over 350 annual carbon footprint analyses completed with key leadership institutions across the country, Sightlines quickly became the single largest user of the excel-based CCC
    7. 7. © Sightlines 2010 Strategic partnership with Clean Air‐Cool Planet Goal: Take the excel‐based CCC into the 21st Century 7 History 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 institutions around the world • CA-CP estimates that more than 90% of U.S. colleges and universities that publicly report their GHG emissions use the Campus Carbon Calculator Excel‐based CCC: 2,568 cells on Input sheet, 100 sheets in the workbook… WE CAN DO BETTER!!!
    8. 8. © Sightlines 2010 Transitioning to the CarbonMAP 8 Introducing… 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 anywhere www.campuscarbon.org
    9. 9. © Sightlines 2010 Setup your institutional profile 9
    10. 10. © Sightlines 2010 Define the sources you want to track 10
    11. 11. © Sightlines 2010 Select date range and data frequency by source 11
    12. 12. © Sightlines 2010 Set units and enter values for selected date range Set confidence factor and enter comments as needed for every sub‐source 12
    13. 13. © Sightlines 2010 Dashboard page provides basic GHG analysis 13
    14. 14. Setup and Validation Service 14
    15. 15. © Sightlines 2010 Remaining institutional challenges Validation service focuses on evaluating existing data 15 Data 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 Report Start-up time for CarbonMAP • Account creation • Set-up of institutional data • Population of historical data Data Quality and Credibility • Changing GHG accounting standards • Assumptions and estimates, especially Scope 3 sources Comparability and Perspective on Performance • Carnegie Mellon University Researchers on ACUPCC reporting 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 and Validation Service
    16. 16. © Sightlines 2010 CarbonMAP Set‐Up and Validation Service 16 CarbonMAP 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 expert For more information email Sightlines at: insights@sightlines.com
    17. 17. © Sightlines 2010 Comprehensiveness Tracking appropriate sources given external commitments and campus type 17
    18. 18. © Sightlines 2010 Contextualizing campus level performance High level performance dashboards and detailed commentary 18
    19. 19. © Sightlines 2010 Contextualizing major campus GHG sources Major source performance against Sightlines verified database of campus emissions 19
    20. 20. © Sightlines 2010 Input credibility and consistency Evaluate data credibility and consistency for major sources in all three scopes 20
    21. 21. © Sightlines 2010 Comparability of campus GHG inventory 21 Qualitative analysis of: • Inclusion/exclusion boundaries • Collection processes • Calculation methodologies • Emissions factors/custom fuel mixes • GHG accounting standards and protocols • Inventory assumptions
    22. 22. Go‐Green Services 22
    23. 23. © Sightlines 2010 Remaining institutional challenges Validation service focuses on evaluating existing data 23 Go‐Green Services Data 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 Report Start-up time for CarbonMAP • Account creation • Set-up of institutional data • Population of historical data Data Quality and Credibility • Changing GHG accounting standards • Assumptions and estimates, especially Scope 3 sources Comparability and Perspective on Performance • Carnegie Mellon University Researchers on ACUPCC reporting 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?
    24. 24. © Sightlines 2010 With Go Green MB&A You Get www.sightlines.com/go-green Through benchmarking… Sightlines offers • 5 years of data allows for trending and performance trajectory • Performance benchmarking against comparison groups highlighting successes and areas of opportunity • Over 100 benchmarks against peers! the context, perspective, and knowledge to act! No other GHG emissions measurement service offers this capability!
    25. 25. © Sightlines 2010 With Go Green MB&A You Get www.sightlines.com/go-green • On-Site data collection of over 330 different data pieces in 9 categories • Utilizing the Campus Carbon Calculator, the accepted standard in Higher Education • Conforms to ACUPCC requirements and GHG Protocol • 5 years of data allows for trending and performance trajectory • Performance benchmarking against comparison groups highlighting successes and areas of opportunity • Over 100 benchmarks against peers! • Trustee quality presentation detailing historical performance and peer comparisons • Online access to your data through our Member Website, charts, benchmarks • Direct submission to ACUPCC, and compilation of relevant data for STARS and select state-level reporting Verified Data Trends & Benchmarks Deliverables, Website and Reporting
    26. 26. © Sightlines 2010 Current Go‐Green members 26 Member Characteristics: • 2/3 Private • 1/3 Public • 1/2 Signatories of ACUPCC • 45% Charter Signatories Members Diverse in: • Size & Student Population • Setting & Climate Zone • Energy Sources & Uses
    27. 27. © Sightlines 2010 Current Go‐Green members 27 American Public University System Hamline College The Catholic University of America American University Hampshire College The Richard Stockton University Arizona State University Lawrenceville School The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Armstrong Atlantic State University Le Moyne College Tufts University Babson College Loyola University of Maryland University of Mass ‐ Lowell Bentley University Michigan State University University of Arkansas Boston College Millersville University of PA University of Dayton Carleton College Montana State University University of Denver Champlain College Nova Southeastern University University of Tennessee Knoxville Clemson University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University of Redlands Cleveland State University Richard Stockton University University of San Diego Emerson College Rider University University of San Francisco Ethical Culture Fieldston School Saint Mary's College of CA University of Tennessee Knoxville Fitchburg State University Shippensburg University University of the Pacific Gallaudet University Siena College University of Vermont George Mason University Slippery Rock University of PA Virginia Commonwealth University Hamilton College Texas A&M University Wesleyan University
    28. 28. © Sightlines 2010 “Go-Green covers our ACUPCC reporting needs, much of our STARS data, plus they collect the data for us and provide high quality analysis and peer benchmarking. This service is a slam dunk” Betty Lombardo Sustainability Manager Arizona State University What our members are saying 28 “We liked the third-party nature of the data collection process, and found the Go-Green Process, to be both timely and within our budget.” Mike Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities University of Arkansas “The benchmarking was a tremendous help. By comparing our emissions to peers, we have the context and perspective to know not only where we are but where we should be going.” Mary Yates Sustainability Coordinator Loyola University of Maryland “It is convenient to have all the data and benchmarks for both facilities and emissions in one easy-to-use website.” Robert Wells Chief Facilities Officer Clemson University
    29. 29. © Sightlines 2010 Additional sustainability consulting services Aiding campus with deeper analyses and data collection services Go‐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 neutrality 29 STARS 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 with minimal time commitment and disruption in future years
    30. 30. Questions & Discussion Jay Pearlman Associate Vice‐President jpearlman@sightlines.com Jeff Murphy Manager of Sustainability Services jmurphy@sightlines.com
    31. 31. Questions and Discussion

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