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

STARS v2.2

Brock University
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.10 / 8.00 Mary Quintana
Director, Asset Management & Utilities
Facilities Management
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 21,802 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 24,673.11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 652.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 818.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 22,454.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 25,491.68 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):

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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 22,454.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 25,491.68 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2013
End date Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2013

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

Brock University has elected to utilize the 2013 benchmark for its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory. The 2013 baseline year was the first year with reliable and accurate information in terms of GHG reporting for Brock. Furthermore, in 2012 Brock had undergone a large expansion as well as implemented operational changes through the construction of the Cairns’ Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex. The Cairns’ Complex added an additional 169,000 sq. Ft. 4 story plus basement building to the Brock campus. Thus, the period after construction of the Cairns Complex represents a stable point in campus development. Being a young university, 1990 did not appropriately reflect Brock’s operations and development. Therefore, to accurately represent improvements in GHG emissions and energy consumption, the 2013 baseline was adopted to provide the most accurate benchmark.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 2,438 2,331
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 16,357 16,151
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,424 1,428
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 64 30
Weighted Campus Users 13,897.25 13,744.50

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user 1.62 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.85 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
12.88

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
256,565 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 11,768.16 Square Metres
Healthcare space 1,347.28 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 11,331.80 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
294,127.68 Gross Square Metres

Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
0 MtCO2e / GSM

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

Brock University published an updated Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (ECDM) in 2019. Brock’s ECDM plan outlines multiple GHG reduction measures, which include Technical, Behavioral, and Organizational approaches. These measures included lighting retrofits, upgrades to mechanical and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems, building & chiller recommissioning, upgrades to the Co-generation plant, and staff training and awareness on energy usage.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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