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

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.99 / 8.00 Jenika Wong
Project Coordinator
Strategy and Planning
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 4,683.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,722.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 965 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,270 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 4,127 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,703 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 9,775.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,695.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 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 storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 9,775.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 11,695.10 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date Jan. 1, 2019 April 1, 2006
End date Dec. 31, 2019 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.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 0 0
Number of employees resident on-site 0 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 31,557 27,318
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,453 1,000
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 13,028 0
Weighted Campus Users 14,986.50 21,238.50

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 0.65 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0.55 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
158,780 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 9,655 Square Metres
Healthcare space 0 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 2,536 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
180,626 Gross Square Metres

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

https://www.georgebrown.ca/about/sustainability/2014-2019-Energy-CDM-Plan.pdf
George Brown College's Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Updated Nov 22: included estimate figure for Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion for baseline year.

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