Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.32
Liaison Trish O'Connor
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Fleming College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.98 / 10.00 Andrew Lloyd
Project coordinator
OOS
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Does the institution’s GHG emissions inventory include all, some or none of its Scope 3 GHG emissions from the following categories?:
All, Some, or None
Business travel Some
Commuting None
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations Some
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 None
Other categories None

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, including how the institution accounted for each category of Scope 3 emissions reported above:

We developed a college-specific GHG calculator based on the campus carbon calculator "Clean air cool planet". The emission factors are Canada specific and mainly obtained from the National Inventory reports prepared by the Government of Canada.

We have updated the emission factors to reflect Canada's 2019 National Inventory Report. All emission factors updated: NIR 2019 Part3: p.25-26 https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/greenhouse-gas-emissions.The emission factor for Ontario generated electricity is significantly lower in the most recent report.

Scope 2 emissions:
The Performance Year, Scope 2 emissions (purchased electricity) are substantially lower than the baseline year due to a significantly lower emission factor for electricity in the Province of Ontario, after the closure of coal plants for electricity generation. The actual grid purchased electricity has increased from baseline to performance year (reference OP-5), however, the GHG emissions are reduced due to Ontario's decarbonized electricity grid. Projects and initiatives to reduce energy consumption are outlined in OP-5.

Scope 3 emissions:
GHG emissions for paper use were determined by multiplying the weight of the used paper (paper usage multiplied with the weight of the purchased paper) with an emissions factor, obtained from the Environmental Paper Network Calculator vs 3.2.
GHG emissions for business travel were calculated using the personal mileage tracking, calculating the fuel consumption using average fuel consumption data for light-duty vehicles and multiplying and multiplying it with an emissions factor for gasoline.
Emissions from landfilled waste were calculated by multiplying the annual landfilled waste with an emissions factor.
We have updated the emission factors to reflect Canada's 2019 National Inventory Report.


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?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:
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Documentation to support the internal and/or external verification process:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 and Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions):
Yes

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 3979 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3090 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 239 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 197 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 288 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1327 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 4506 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4614 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2017 March 31, 2018
Baseline Year April 1, 2012 March 31, 2013

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

The baseline corresponds to the start year of our Sustainability Plan.


Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased (exclude purchased RECs/GOs) 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 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
Carbon offsets included above for which the emissions reductions have been sold or transferred by the institution 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon offsets 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the offsets in each category reported above, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):
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Emissions reductions attributable to Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) or Guarantee of Origin (GO) purchases:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Emissions reductions attributable to REC/GO purchases 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the purchased RECs/GOs including vendor, project source and verification program:
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Adjusted net Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 4506 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4614 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 661 506
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6396 5915
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 798.50 668
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 5561.13 5063.75

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 0.81 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0.91 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
11.08

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
891154 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 180661 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 14736 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1267212 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 77 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services 47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations 1164 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories ---

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Fleming College has developed a new wetland complex at the Frost Campus and an on-site arboretum of representative tree species. However, the carbon offset calculations have not been calculated for these development projects. In 2019 Fleming has also planted additional trees at our Sutherland campus that is projected to offset 2.2 tonnes of GHG's annually (unverified).

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