Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.61 / 8.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 254.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 261.02 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 27,595.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 28,600.55 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 27,849.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 28,861.57 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 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 27,849.90 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 28,861.57 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, 2021 Jan. 1, 2018
End date Dec. 31, 2021 Dec. 31, 2018

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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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 24,766 20,722
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,105 2,079
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 20,153.25 17,100.75

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 1.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1.69 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
18.12

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
376,681.88 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 34,027.61 Square Metres
Healthcare space 2,956.37 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 14,639.49 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
465,289.33 Gross Square Metres

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

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

The historical emissions for 2021 have been calculated based on the utility consumption of water and electricity in addition to the emissions from commuting of the college fleet totaling 32,159.40 metric tons of CO2 equivalents (MT CO2e) in FYs 2021. Based on these historical emissions, and due to the on-campus learning carried out in 2021, the College’s
emissions trajectory is expected to increase slightly in a “business as usual” scenario. The year 2018 has been taken as a baseline year considering that this year, the sustainability projects started to be executed and full data regarding utility consumption is available. The measurement of future GHG emissions shall include commuting, solid waste, air travel, direct transport, refrigerants, etc.. in addition to utility consumption. We might need to change the baseline year in the future to include the GHG emissions equivalent of the elements mentioned earlier once available.

Activities contributed to reducing GHG emissions Our aim is to embed and promote sustainable activities into everything the HCT community does in order to reduce the GHG emissions at HCT’s campuses. Our role has not just been to implement best environmental practices within the HCT but also to execute various sustainability-related projects that will support HCT’s journey toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. In view of this, below are some of the major actions taken in the
last 2 years to positively impact and contribute to a sustainable and clean environment in UAE.

Water
Over 2021 there were several water management projects implemented at various HCT campuses and buildings:
• Fixing of Aerators for all taps in the washbasins system-wide
• Fixing of flow restrictors at hand spray, ablution areas, showers – ADW
• Irrigation Network Upgradation AAM
• Various campus water management initiatives (awareness campaigns, cleaning practices, etc.).

Energy
Over 2021 there were several energy management projects implemented at various HCT campuses and buildings:
• Internal and external Lighting retrofitting projects (LED lights and sensors)- system-wide
• Modification of BMS and HVAC system as DBM
• replacement of the Energy meters in all MDBs with BMS interfacing at DBM
• Capacitor bank retrofit at FJM
• A/C chillers and package units retrofits in AAM, AAW, ADW, and DBW
• Various power managing initiatives on campuses (awareness campaigns, A/C load reduction during holidays, etc.).
HCT’s maintenance team is regularly looking for ways to reduce and reuse the work that they do. As a team that operates the majority of vehicles within the campus's fleet, they are in a great position to find ways to reduce GHG emissions. In 2020, the following actions have been taken to reflect the HCT's commitment to the reduction of carbon emissions from its fleet:
• 21 of the college fleet has been retired equivalent to a 15% reduction in the fleet
• A Car booking system has been initiated
• Reduce fuel costs by monitoring fuel usage


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

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