Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.55
Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Universidad de Monterrey
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.00 / 10.00 César Alfredo Nanni
ME
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
Business travel No
Commuting No
Purchased goods and services No
Capital goods No
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No
Waste generated in operations No

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

In order to quantify the direct and indirect emissions from the University of Monterrey made the estimations of greenhouse gases on the following methodologies:

• Greenhouse Gases Program in Mexico, GHG. (http://www.geimexico.org/factor.html)
• ISO 14064-1

To calculate GHG emissions from electricity consumption methodology GEI Mexico program is used and an emission factor of 0.4929 average tCO2eq / MWh electricity is taken.


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:

Etica y Estrategia is a third party that reviews all information based in the GRI Initiative. This third party validates our emissions calculations before sending the information to GRI in the Netherlands.


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 229.71 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 162.37 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 3595.57 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5502.12 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 6867.11 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:

Due the new reform in Mexico, companies can now produce and sell clean energy. UDEM has now a contract to buy 90% of the energy consumed to a clean energy plant in Veracruz, Mexico. The company is Alpek (http://informe.alfa.com.mx/ia/2014/alpek-resumen.html). This contract is for the next 10 years.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 824 612
Number of residential employees 20 10
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 8207 8784
Full-time equivalent of employees 1354 1719
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:

When deciding when to use the energy baseline our Maintenance and Construction department uses 5 years back.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
89575.66 Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 5669.20 Square Metres
Healthcare space 1361 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Metres

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:
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