Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.52 / 3.00 Mike Ferley
Mechanical Engineer
Physical Plant
"---" 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 report was created using annual utility consumptions, Canada - National Inventory Report (NIR) methodology and emissions factors, and the National Pollutant Release Inventory – Canada (NPRI) calculator. The report was created to establish a baseline and build a reporting mechanism for the University. Consumption data was provided by the Purchasing and Physical Plant departments. FY2019/20 data was used because it represented full occupancy and pre-pandemic operating conditions.


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 GHG inventory verification process:

The inventory was validated (i) internally by personnel who are independent of the GHG accounting and reporting process and (ii) by an external third-party consultant:

(i) Utility consumption and meter accuracy are independently validated by the external utility providers. Internal accounting personnel in Purchasing and Physical Plant departments validate billing accuracy to help ensure all consumptions are tracked, and bills paid. Applicable NIR emissions factors were used, and all factor values are included. Office of Sustainability staff and the University Engineer review reporting responses and data independently to help catch inconsistencies and/or errors.

(ii) External third-party validation was conducted by Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) as part of the attached UM Climate Action Plan, draft submitted for UM Board of Governors approval Spring 2022


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 28,138 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 1,969 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
30,107 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 8,462 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
8,509 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 3,880 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 12,395 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 --- ---
Waste generated in operations Yes 2,201 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
18,476 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Data for FY2019/20 was prepared by an independent third-party consultant, Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG), as part of the attached UM Climate Action Plan, draft submitted for UM Board of Governors approval Spring 2022.


Has the institution completed an inventory within the previous three years to quantify its air pollutant emissions?:
Yes

Annual weight of emissions for::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 22 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.13 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 19 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.05 Tons
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 Yes
Area sources No
Mobile sources No
Commuting No
Off-site electricity production Yes

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

The air emissions inventory was calculated using annual utility consumptions and NIR emissions factors. Consumption data was provided by the Purchasing and Physical Plant departments. Emissions factors are from recognized sources and cited. FY2019/20 data was used because it represented full occupancy and pre-pandemic operating conditions.


Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
8,463 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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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