Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Humber College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 10.00 Spencer Wood
Associate Director, Maintenance and Operations
Facilities Management
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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 Some
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:

The 2014/15 GHG Inventory prepared by Stantec for Humber College has been developed in accordance with the standards of the GHG Protocol. The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for the purposes of understanding, quantifying, and managing greenhouse gas emissions. The protocol was developed based on a partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

GHG emissions were quantified following the World Resources Institute GHG Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, (Revised Edition). The following equation is the general equation that was applied to Humber College’s 2014/15 GHG inventory for calculating emissions:

CO2 e (tonnes)=Fuel Use or Activity Level (Unit) * Emission Factor (tonnes of CO2e/Unit) * GWP

Where Global Warming Potential (GWP) refers to ability of each GHG to trap heat in the atmosphere relative to carbon dioxide (CO2) over a 100 year period.


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 5,522 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5,952 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 purchased electricity 3,392 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,102 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 8,914 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13,054 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, 2014 March 31, 2015
Baseline Year April 1, 2005 March 31, 2006

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):
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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 8,914 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 13,054 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,445 1,445
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 27,972 18,312
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 2,742 1,755
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 170 173
Weighted campus users 23,269.25 15,281.75

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 0.38 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0.85 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
55.15

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
224,375.24 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 33,746.36 Square Metres
Healthcare space Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 14,988.51 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
306,856.47 Gross Square Metres

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 475 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 13,260 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 399 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations 443 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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PLEASE NOTE: the FTE student enrollment, FTE employees and FTE distance education values for OP-1 are slightly different from the IC-3 numbers because OP-1 is based on 2014/15 since that is the year we conducted our GHG Inventory.

The IC-3 numbers for these values are based on most recent data from 2015/16.

The gross floor area of building space also is slightly different between (OP-1) 14/15 and (IC-2) 15/16 because Humber opened a new building and added two new floors to an existing building within that time.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.