Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.98 / 3.00 Louie Girotto
Associate Director
Physical Plant Services & Projects
"---" 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? :

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:

Douglas College is a public sector organization in the Province of British Columbia, which falls under provincial legislation requiring it to perform an annual greenhouse gas inventory and calculate emissions via the Provincial government's online reporting program. Reporting includes Scope 1 and 2 emissions generated in normal business operations for all buildings and vehicles, as well as Scope 3 emissions from purchased paper.

The Carbon Neutral Action Report (CNAR) for the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, summarizes Douglas' emissions profile, the total offsets to reach net-zero emissions, the actions the College has taken in 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the College's plans to continue reducing emissions in 2021 and beyond.

The CNAR is required to be submitted annually to the Provincial Government of B.C. as part of Carbon Neutral Government reporting required under the Climate Change Accountability Act.

For more information regarding Carbon Neutral Government reporting, please see this link:

For more information regarding the CNAR Program, please see this link:

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?:

A brief description of the GHG inventory verification process:

To convert consumption data to GHG emissions, B.C. uses the Clean Government Reporting Tool (CGRT). CGRT provides standardized measurement and reporting for GHG emissions based on the B.C. Best Practices Methodology for Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions. To measure annual GHG emissions, PSOs and voluntary local governments enter their yearly consumption data into CGRT which converts the data into GHG emissions.

Members of the Douglas Facilities team collect the data and upload the information. Separately, Louie Girotto (Manager of Facilities) checks, verifies and where needed will work to correct issues or discrepancies. Douglas College's Finance department also check the data for significant deviations from prior years prior to submission.

Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 1,322 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 1.25 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,323.25 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 248 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
248 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 Yes 62.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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:
62.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

Emissions associated with office paper consumption is included in the Carbon Neutral Action Report. Douglas uses the B.C. provincial government’s online reporting program to track and report on greenhouse gas emissions that stem from paper supplies purchasing, under the “purchased goods and services” category.

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

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

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

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

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :

Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.