Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.36
Liaison Allison Maxted
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Mohawk College
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.77 / 3.00 Nicolai Strabac
Sustainable Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office/Facilities Services
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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:
The Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College conducted the 2018-19 Greenhouse Gas report using metrics collected between Sept 2018-August2019. Metrics were independently verified by Facilities Services.

Mohawk College used The Greenhouse Gas Protocol(the Protocol) which is a voluntary GHG accounting tool for understanding, quantifying, and managing GHG emissions, and is considered the standard for emissions quantification. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition) was used to guide the development of this inventory.

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 GHG inventory verification process:
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Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 2,816.98 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 25.89 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
2,842.87 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 341.50 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
341.50 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 Yes 89.03 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Commuting Yes 10,878.26 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 11.80 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Capital goods No 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No 0 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 123.31 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent
Other sources Yes 41.31 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
11,143.71 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:
Please see Appendix 3 of the 2019-20 Greenhouse Gas Report. Metrics were gathered across several categories and applied to industry standard conversion factors in order to generage scope 3 GHGs.

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
While Mohawk has never created a formalized inventory of air emissions, students in the Environmental Technician program have access to an air quality measuring station where they measure particulate matter for learning purposes.

While Mohawk has never created a formalized inventory of air emissions, students in the Environmental Technician program have access to an air quality measuring station where they measure particulate matter for learning purposes.

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