Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.28
Liaison Cynthia Philippe
Submission Date May 12, 2021

STARS v2.2

Universite du Quebec a Montreal
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.77 / 3.00 Cynthia Philippe
Sustainability advisor
Service du développement organisationnel
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 GHG emissions inventory of the institution has been completed using the year 2018-2019 (May 1st to April 30th) as the reference emission year. The compilation of GHG sources emission of scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 included natural gas and fuel oil for building heating, mobile combustion of the vehicles fleet and motorised equipment, combustion from indirect hydroelectricity consumption (Hydro-Québec), business travel, commuting, Purchased goods and services, Waste generated in operations and cloud services.

The UQAM greenhouse gas inventory was carried out by the consulting firm : CT Consultant (https://www.ctconsultant.ca/home), which works in the fields of greenhouse gas inventory and ecodesign.

To quantify GHG emissions, the method adopted is to use GHG emission factors for each element included in the nine categories. Two types of emission factors were used:
• Process: GHG emission factors that relate to a product or a resource and include the extraction of its raw materials until they leave the manufacturing plant. Emissions are reported per unit of product (kg of GHG / kg of product, kg of GHG / kWh of energy, kg of GHG / unit of product, kg of GHG / L of product).
• Input / Output: GHG emission factors per money spent on the production of a finished product or service in several industrial sub-sectors. Emissions are expressed per dollar spent (kg GHG / Canadian dollar).

The types of emission factors used for each emission category are shown in Table 1. Some categories use Process type emission factors, others use Input / Output type, while others use both. To maintain the best possible data quality, process type emission factors have been used as a priority. Thus, if the data to be listed was not available in the form of a physical unit (mass, unit or energy), then the monetary data was considered.
In the case of elements using “Process” type factors:
• The steps included in the categories Heating of buildings at UQAM, Electricity at UQAM, Food and Supply, are the extraction of raw materials, transport to the place of production, factory production and transport of the factory to UQAM.
• The stages included in the categories Transport of UQAM vehicles and Daily transport, activities and international are the production and combustion of fuel, the manufacture and maintenance of the means of transport and the construction of the infrastructure (road). Emission factors specific to the means of transport used (eg car, bus, plane, etc.) were used.
• The steps included in the Residual materials category are transport (collection truck) and treatment of residual materials (eg recycling or landfill).


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:

Not applicable


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 7,928 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 65 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
7,993 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 3,724 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
3,724 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 3,667 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 19,367 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 2,003 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 No 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 197 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources Yes 40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
25,274 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of how the institution accounted for its Scope 3 emissions:

For the business travel, we put the mobility of the teaching body (1'625 T eq.CO2), the mobility of the student for international travel for study and research (2'027 T eq.CO2) and the transportation of the sports teams (15 T eq.CO2).

Other sources the 40 T eq.CO2 is for the cloud computing that UQAM outsource to Microsoft (Onedrive and SharePoint).


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) 0 Tonnes
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tonnes
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tonnes
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tonnes
Ozone (O3) 0 Tonnes
Lead (Pb) 0 Tonnes
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tonnes
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tonnes
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tonnes

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:

Not applicable


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:

Original version in french of the GHG emission inventory (in attachment).

For the inventory of air pollutant emissions, it is not mandatory for UQAM to make a declaration, because the organization does not have a thermal power plant on site and does not exceed the limit quantities of legislated emissions.

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/national-pollutant-release-inventory/report.html

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