Q126. If a campus is divided by several blocks of property not owned by the entity – can that area be defined as a facility by itself?
A126. If the campus is separated as described, the campus would be defined as two facilities, because the properties are not contiguous or adjacent (i.e., not in actual physical contact) or separated solely by a roadway or other public right-of-way. In the example below, there are potentially 3 separate facilities that may need to report. These are labeled as #1, 2 and 3. #1 is a separate facility because there are other non-college affiliated buildings in-between it and #2. #2 is a separate facility from #3 because the intervening buildings render #2 as not being contiguous or adjacent to #3. If a steam line from #3 provided energy to the buildings in #1 and #2, the steam line would not make them one reporting facility. Each facility identified above would need to assess applicability independently. If heat input capacity of ALL units at a facility is less than 30 mmBtu/hr, the rule does not apply and no emission calculations are needed to determine applicability. If greater than 30 mmBtu/hr, then the facility would need to determine if emissions exceed the 25,000 metric ton CO2e threshold.
Note: the blue buildings are academic buildings; the yellow buildings are non-academic and/or residential; the white buildings are not owned or operated by the college.