Nitrogen References: Scope 3: Commuting

Scope 3: Commuting/Travel Abroad/Travel to and from home      
Mode Name Unit Source URL Calculations Notes
Commuting Faculty, staff, and student commuting Automobile kg NOx / Mile [1] Gasoline fleet emissions factor (see above) and [2] U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics July 2013 (fuel efficiencies). https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/n... (kg NOx/gal) / (miles/gal) Gasoline fleet NOx emissions factor (kg NOx / gal) divided by an average annual fuel economy. Average fuel efficiency is from Table 4-11 and includes passenger cars, light trucks and motorcycles.
Carpool kg NOx / Mile Automobile commuting emissions factor (see above) n/a (Automobile kg NOx/mi) / (2 people per car) Assumed 2 people per car. Calculated as gasoline automobile emissions factor divided by 2.
Bus kg NOx / Mile [1] Diesel fleet emissions factor (see above) and [2] U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics July 2013 (fuel efficiencies). https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/n... (kg NOx/gal) / (miles/gal) Diesel fleet NOx emissions factor (kg NOx / gal) divided by an average annual fuel economy. Average fuel efficiency is from Table 4-11 for buses.
Light Rail kg NOx / Mile [1] US EPA. Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) 2014. and [2] U.S. Department of Energy Trasportation Energy Data Book, Edition 32 (July 31, 2013), Chapter 9 Tables 9.10-9.12 and Appendix A Tables A.14-A.16. https://www.epa.gov/energy/emissions-generation-resource-integrated-data..., http://cta.ornl.gov/data/index.shtml (kg NOx/kWh) / (passenger-mile/kWh) eGrid US average NOx emissions factors per kWh used for light rail electricity. Divided by average fuel efficiency (passenger-mi per kWh). Electricity use for electricity use by commuter from Appendix A tables.  Passenger miles traveled from Chapter 9 tables.  
Commuter Rail kg NOx / Mile [1] Diesel fleet emissions factor (see above), [2] US EPA. Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) 2014. and [3] U.S. Department of Energy Trasportation Energy Data Book, Edition 32 (July 31, 2013), Chapter 9 Tables 9.10-9.12 and Appendix A Tables A.14-A.16. https://www.epa.gov/energy/emissions-generation-resource-integrated-data..., http://cta.ornl.gov/data/index.shtml [ (electric kg NOx/kWh) / (passenger-mile/kWh) ] + [ (diesel kg NOx/gal) / (passenger-mile/gal) ] Sum of electricity use and diesel for commuter rail. Diesel emission factor from fleet vehicle calculation above. eGrid US average NOx emissions factors per kWh used for commuter rail electricity. Divided by average fuel efficiency (passenger-mi per kWh). Electricity use for electricity use by commuter from Appendix A tables.  Passenger miles traveled from Chapter 9 tables.  
Directly financed outsourced travel Air travel Faculty / Staff kg NOx / Mile [1] US EPA. 2014 National Emissions Inventory (NEI) Data (US total mobile aircraft NOx emissions). [2] US Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Table I-40: US Passenger-Miles (aircraft passenger-miles). https://www.epa.gov/air-emissions-inventories/2014-national-emissions-in..., https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/n... [(ton NOx)*(2000 lb/ton)*(0.453592 kg/lb)] / (passenger-miles) Calculated NOx emissions factor for years with US total NOx aircraft emissions factors available from NEI (2008, 2011, 2014) and took an average. NOx emissions including landing and take-off. Passenger miles include all air carrier, certified, domestic, and all services. Used average emission factor across all years.
Students kg NOx / Mile Air travel emissions factor (see above) n/a n/a Assumed to be equal to air travel emissions factor
Other Train kg NOx / Mile [1] Diesel fleet emissions factor (see above), [2] Distillate oil heating value (see CCC), [3] Train fuel efficiency (see CCC) n/a (kg NOx/gal) / (MMBtu/gal) * (MMBtu/mi) Diesel fleet emissions factor (kg NOx/gal) was converted to kg NOx/mi using distillate oil heating value from CCC (MMBtu/gal from EF_Heating values tab) and fuel efficiency for trains from CCC (MMBtu/mi from EF_Transportation tab).
Taxi / Ferry / Rental Car kg NOx / Mile Automobile commuting emissions factor (see above) n/a (Automobile kg NOx/mi) Assumed to be equal to automobile commuting emissions factor
Public Bus kg NOx / Mile Diesel bus commuting emissions factor (see above) n/a (Bus kg NOx/mi) Assumed to be equal to diesel bus commuting emissions factor
Charter bus - Diesel kg NOx / Mile        
Charter bus - CNG kg NOx / Mile        
Charter bus - Other kg NOx / Mile n/a n/a n/a Customized by users. No data entry here.
Alternative Fuel Bus kg NOx / Mile n/a n/a n/a Assumed to be 0.
Personal Mileage Reimbursement kg NOx / Mile Automobile commuting emissions factor (see above) n/a (Automobile kg NOx/mi) Assumed to be equal to automobile commuting emissions factor
Study abroad Air travel Air Travel kg NOx / Mile Air travel emissions factor (see above) n/a n/a Assumed to be equal to air travel emissions factor