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

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.27 / 8.00 Mike Ferley
Mechanical Engineer
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 28,138 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 28,136 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 1,969 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,557 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 47 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,149 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 8,462 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 6,600 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 38,616 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 38,442 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine net carbon sinks:
Performance year Baseline year
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 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 storage from on-site composting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon storage from non-additional sequestration 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent ---
Carbon sold or transferred 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Net carbon sinks 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the carbon sinks, including vendor, project source, verification program and contract timeframes (as applicable):
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Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 38,616 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 38,442 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Performance year Baseline year
Start date April 1, 2019 April 1, 1990
End date March 31, 2020 March 31, 1991

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

1990/91 was selected as the baseline year to conform with Kyoto Protocol reporting. UM has focused on energy efficiency since 1977 when it hired its first energy engineer and installed its first building automation system.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 575 970
Number of employees resident on-site 6 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 25,967 17,803
Full-time equivalent of employees 4,942 3,456
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 2,578 266
Weighted Campus Users 21,393.50 15,987.25

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 1.81 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
24.93

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
6,542,363 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 2,016,979 Square Feet
Healthcare space 11,752 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
10,599,825 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:

The University of Manitoba has made a climate action commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050. The Climate Action Plan lays out 17 low-carbon actions to help achieve these goals. Some projects include the creation of the Sustainable Design Guidelines which apply to all new construction, renovation, and public realm projects. In addition, electric boilers are helping with the transition away from natural gas among other energy-saving projects.


Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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