Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.20 / 10.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
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

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

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

On an annual basis all of our GHG emissions are totalled and submitted to the province of Ontario for approval. The GHG emissions factor is provided by the government based on how electricty is generated from year to year.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

Yes, Carleton University submits their utility usage and GHG emission to the Ministry of Energy where they validate our submission. Prior to this submission Carleton contracts out for third party audit validation of all data.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 21580 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20788 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 5149 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5415 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:

No such program exists at this time.


A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:

No such program exists at this time.


A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:

As part of our overall waste program, Carleton has a compost program which targets, kitchen and dining waste, and residential compost waste. This accounts for about 10% of all waste diverted from landfill. Almost all compost/food waste collected on campus is processed as part of our overall waste contract, off campus. Carleton has limited on site composting programs largely focused on student gardens and facilities landscaping.


A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

No such program exists at this time.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 3600 3600
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 23438 22411
Full-time equivalent of employees 2190 1947
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 250 220

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

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

Baseline was adopted in 2012 as the Energy Baseline as that was the year that a new Energy Program with new staff positions was adopted at Carleton University. New energy data started being collected and new programs and goals were established.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4758519.31 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 560925.69 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3000 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
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A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Carleton University has made commitments to reduce energy use by 1% each year, with a revision recently made to reduce by 2% each year, based on the success of early strategies. As well, the development of the Energy Master Plan outlines how Carleton plans to execute cross-campus measures, such as energy retrofits on an increasing number of buildings and the optimization of lighting, building controls and other recommissioning projects.


The Energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plans Regulation (O. Reg. 397/11) came into force January 1, 2012 requiring public agencies and Universities to report their annual energy use and GHG emissions to the Ministry of Energy.
The regulation also requires public agencies to develop five-year energy conservation and demand management (CDM) plans by July 1, 2014. These annual energy reports and five-year energy CDM plans will be publically available on their websites and in hard copy.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.