Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jorden Dye
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 10.00 Jessica Muraca
Project Analyst
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 None
Commuting None
Purchased goods and services Some
Capital goods None
Waste generated in operations None
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 All
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 inventory was completed using the most recent SIMAP tool. Scope 3 emissions reported included purchased paper and transmission and distribution (T&D)losses. Purchased paper was accounted for through paper purchasing records and T&D losses are calculated from purchased electricity by SIMAP.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

Enerlife Consulting was contracted to perform the GHG audit.
Mount Royal University's Associate VP of Facilities Management performed an internal audit of the 2017 Greenhouse Gas Inventory.


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 10,514.93 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8,658.43 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 115.13 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 47.50 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 23,763.25 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 20,588.67 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 34,393.31 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 29,294.60 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 July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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):

The GHG emissions baseline (2014/15) was adopted to align with other university sustainability initiatives.


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 34,393.31 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 29,294.60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 876 858
Number of employees resident on-site 5 5
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 97 120
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 9,533.81 9,165.69
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 1,835 1,626
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 90.40 65.96
Weighted campus users 8,776.06 8,380.04

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 3.92 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3.50 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:
217,180 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 179,574.32 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 22,733.08 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
599,061.72 Gross Square Feet

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

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 173.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 2,350.21 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Mount Royal is implementing a corporate energy management plan to reduce energy consumption across the campus and address GHG emissions. Heat Exchangers and a Combined Heat and Power unit were installed in 2017 - 2018.
All new buildings are built to LEED specifications.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note: weighted campus users for performance and baseline years are actuals for 2014-2015 and 2016-2017, not 2017-2018 as reported in IC-3. Most recent GHG audit was completed March 21, 2018.

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