Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Stephanie Foster
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

George Brown College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Foster
Green Team/Sustainability Coordinator
George Brown College
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Tracking of natural gas and electricity consumption is carried out on a monthly basis by Facilities Management Department and reported annually through the Ontario College's Facilities Managers Association and the Ontario Ministry of Environment.


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:

As part of Ontario's Green Energy Act Regulation 397/11 all public institutions, including Colleges, are required to report annually through the Ministry of Environment on their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and to publish 5-year Energy Management and Conservation Plans. The Annual energy consumption must also be published on the College's website and intranet site as well as be made available to the public in printed
form.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 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 2422 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4270 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 4192 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3703 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 640 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

Electricity consumption is purchased from Bullfrog Power for the Chefs House Restaurant (215 King St. East) since 2012; annual consumption is approximately 550,000 kWh and the contract is renewed annually.

Electricity consumption at the Waterfront Campus (51 Dockside Drive) is purchased from Renewable Energy Choice (Boulder, CO). Approximate annual consumption: 5,200,000 kWh


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 39517 27318
Full-time equivalent of employees 1278 1000
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2012 March 31, 2013
Baseline Year April 1, 2006 March 31, 2007

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

Greenhouse emissions tracking was started by the College as part of its Green Plan Phase 1 initiative beginning with historical tracking in the fiscal year of 2006-07. This baseline formed the foundation against which the College's Green Plan I goals and subsequent green Plan 2 goals were set.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
155788 Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space ---
Healthcare space ---
Other energy intensive space 27299 Square Metres

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

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:
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The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

http://www.georgebrown.ca/about/sustainability/greenplan/

Visit this link for information about the College's Green Plan Phase 1 and 2 including a summary of GHG reduction initiatives over the last 7 years and for the the next five years, included in the College's Energy Conservation and demand Management Plan.


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