Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.21 / 3.00 Mary Quintana
Director, Asset Management & Utilities
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

Brock follows the Ontario Regulation 390/18 methodology made under the Environmental Protection Act – Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantification, Reporting and Verification for all Scope 1 GHG emissions.

To calculate Scope 2 GHG emissions for 2018, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) - A Clearer View on Ontario’s Emissions Electricity emissions factors and guidelines (2019 Edition), was referenced to determine the average annual emission factor (AEF). The AEF was calculated by TAF using the Independent Electricity System Operator’s 2018 data and TAF’s internal methodology. To calculate Scope 2 GHG emissions for 2013, the National Inventory Report 1990-2017: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada, was referenced to determine the AEF for Ontario for 2013.


Has the GHG emissions inventory been validated internally by personnel who are independent of the GHG accounting and reporting process and/or verified by an independent, external third party?:
Yes

A brief description of the GHG inventory verification process:

Brock’s 2018 GHG inventory for direct emissions was verified by KMPG. The verification was conducted in accordance with the requirements set out in O.Reg.390/18, which include specific clauses of ISO 14064-3 and 14065, and Brock received a modified positive verification statement. As part of the verification, KPMG reviewed the numbers used for generated electricity. Purchased electricity (the only source of scope 2 emissions at Brock) were not reviewed but are obtained via revenue grade meters managed by the Local Distribution Company.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 21,802 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
21,802 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 652.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
652.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross GHG emissions from biogenic sources, performance year:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Does the GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from the following sources?:
Yes or No Weight in MTCO2e
Business travel No ---
Commuting No ---
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No ---
Waste generated in operations No ---
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
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A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

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Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 650 Tonnes
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.11 Tonnes
Carbon monoxide (CO) 50 Tonnes
Particulate matter (PM) 0.53 Tonnes
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 18 Tonnes

Do the air pollutant emissions figures provided include the following sources?:
Yes or No
Major stationary sources Yes
Area sources Yes
Mobile sources No
Commuting No
Off-site electricity production No

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Brock University used the 2018 Natural Gas Combustion Emissions Calculator (the Calculator) to facilitate the calculation of air emissions from natural gas combustion to report to the 2018 National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI).

The Calculator is an updated version of the 2017 Calculator, developed by the Canadian Energy Partnership for Environmental Innovation (CEPEI). The Calculator presents one specific basis of estimation for calculating emissions from the combustion of natural gas (I.e. emission factors).


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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