Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.83
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.71 / 8.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Gross Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 13,513 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 17,691 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 162 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 129 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 8,041 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 21,783 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Total 21,716 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 39,603 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 21,716 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 39,603 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 May 1, 2018 May 1, 2007
End date April 30, 2019 April 30, 2010

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

The variables when choosing the best representative Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) baseline are contingent on several factors. One main consideration is the timing of the energy management program (EMP). In 1996/1997, the EMP was formalized with a $3.4 million investment in energy-saving projects. Thirteen years later, in 2009, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) took an aggressive Total Building approach and committed $7 million to significantly improve efficiencies and reduce the carbon footprint. The most active phase of program, formulated in 2012, further underscores UNB’s commitment to energy efficiency and climate change. A commitment of $4 million in areas of smart metering, energy information systems, energy recovery and technological enhancements.
Given the energy program timeline, data acquisition, and a well representative weather pattern, the baseline selected for UNBF is an average of the following fiscal years: 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010. To summarize, the three-year CCAP baseline average considers the following reasoning:
·         A recent baseline that has quality data reference.
·         Three-year average reflects our winter temperature averages well at a mean 4432 HDD. Which is a 0.7% percent difference average compared to our three most recent winters.
·         A baseline that takes into account the University’s most recent commitment to climate change and energy efficiency.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 1,172 1,320
Number of employees resident on-site 6 0
Number of other individuals resident on-site 10 364.78
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 6,724.15 7,230.13
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,805.20 1,848.56
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 1,762.16 791.33
Weighted Campus Users 5,379.89 6,910.30

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 4.04 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5.73 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
29.57

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,692,632 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 121,606 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 20,313 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,956,157 Gross Square Feet

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

A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution's GHG emissions is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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