Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Universite de Montreal
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.98 / 3.00 Julie Talbot
Associate Professor
Geography
"---" 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 (UdeM) has been completed using the year 2018 as the reference emission year. The compilation of GHG sources emission of scope 1 and 2 included natural gas and fuel oil for building heating, mobile combustion of the car fleet, animal breeding and combustion from indirect hydroelectricity consumption (Hydro-Quebec).
All heating emissions have been obtained from the MELCC (provincial environmental ministry).
Mobile combustion emissions and electricity consumption emissions have been obtained from the institution itself.
Animal breeding emissions have been provided by independent research from an institutional researcher of the Department of Geography, Julie Talbot.


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:

SIMAP


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 25,761 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 261.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
26,022.88 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 360 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
360 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 41,220 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
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 sources --- ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
41,220 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Based on the original research by Arsenault and al. (2019), the estimation of scope 3 emissions takes only into account international and national business transport (e.g.conference, seminar, workshop, research, fieldwork, committee, internship, student supervision or thesis evaluation). The data have been acquired from an interne survey conducted by Arsenault and al. with a (n) response of 703 individuals. The survey was principally questioning where people travel and how much time per year. It was addressed to the professor, postdoctoral fellows, graduate student, undergraduate research assistant and research staff.

The amount of MTCO2eq was then extrapolated to the entire institution community and was calculated on SIMAP. Airplane's emissions: 31'480 MTCO2eq and other transport means (car, bus, train): 9'740 MTCO2eq.

For complete information, see:
Arsenault, J., Talbot, J., Boustani, L., Gonzalès, R., & Manaugh, K. (2019). The environmental footprint of academic and student mobility in a large research-oriented university. Environmental Research Letters, 14(9), 095001.


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) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
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 ---
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:
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Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity (location-based):
360 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy (location-based) :
0 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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