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VMD0038 Campus Clean Energy Efficiency Campus-Wide Module, v1.1

Sectoral Scope
1. Energy (renewable/non-renewable), 3. Energy demand

Status
Approved
24 September 2021

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This module establishes a process for quantifying on-site GHG emission reductions from energy efficiency measures and renewable energy implemented across a college or university campus. This module applies to projects targeting campus-wide emission reductions on existing college and university campuses in the United States (but does not apply to K-12 schools). Campuses may implement project activities that reduce scope 1 stationary combustion emissions and/or scope 2 electricity emissions. Campuses must meet the relevant additionality performance benchmark by applying a series of additionality benchmark tests. Emission reductions are quantified based on data from third-party GHG reporting programs (eg, ACUPCC, STARS and The Climate Registry) for each year relative to a three to five year adjusted baseline.

This module is associated with the VM0025 Campus Clean Energy Efficiency Methodology.

The performance benchmarks for additionality of the module were updated on 24 September 2021 using a more recent dataset.

Methodologies

Energy
Industrial processing
Construction
Transport
Waste
Mining
Agriculture
Forestry
Grasslands
Wetlands
Livestock & manure
Non-VCS methodologies