Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.07
Liaison Akrivi Papadaki
Submission Date April 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 3.00 Jenika Wong
Project Coordinator
Strategy and Planning
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Has the institution conducted a GHG emissions inventory within the previous three years that includes all Scope 1 and 2 emissions? :
Yes

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:

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.
Note that from 2005-06 until 2011 GHG tracking was done by Fiscal Year (April 1 - March 31st). Data from 2011 to present is based on calendar year calculations which is how the College is supposed to report GHG according to the provincial Ministry of Energy GHG reporting requirements.

Added Oct 1, 2020: Reviewed and can confirm that electricity figures are correct. Our Chef school and labs require a lot of electricity for heating and cooling.


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 GHG inventory 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 MOE reviews all submitted data and validates the GHG emission values.
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. Note that the MOE reporting process requires submission of GHG data from the previous calendar year in June of each year. Therefore the College's last submission was for 2017. This June we will submit 2018 data.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 4,683.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
4,683.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 965 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 4,127 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
5,092 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 No ---
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:
0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:
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Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
No

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:
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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