Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 3.00
"---" 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 University of Queensland (UQ) has completed an inventory to quantify Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the 2018/19 financial year. UQ has completed and reported to regulators greenhouse gas emissions annually since 2010/11.

UQ is required to submit annual GHG emissions report consistent with Commonwealth legislation, The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act). Data is submitted to the Clean Energy Regulator via an online portal (Emissions and Energy Reporting EERS) and the report is verified by the regulator. The regulator should be considered to be an independent, external third party.

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) introduced a single national framework for reporting and disseminating company information about greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption.

There are multiple documents and methods developed by the Clean Energy Regulator that describes the methods for assessment and verification processes.

The methodology for reporting is comprehensive and updated annually as detailed by the NGERs Act. Data collation and aggregation is conducted internally.
http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/NGER

UQ prepares an annual Basis of Preparation Report that describes the internal process.


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:

UQs data is independently validated by the Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator
http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
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Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 790 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 916 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
1,706 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 109,493 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
109,493 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 No ---
Commuting No ---
Purchased goods and services No ---
Capital goods No ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 No ---
Waste generated in operations No ---
Other sources No ---

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

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

UQ does not consistently report, year to year, Scope 3 GHG emissions.


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 Yes
Area sources Yes
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:

UQ does not have any stack or air pollutant emissions. We don’t have boiler rooms for heating that create air emissions. We do not have a waste incinerator. That is included in Scope 1 other (mobile combustion, process and fugitive emissions).


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:
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Note UQ uses the NGERS methodology for calculating scope 2 emissions which is a location based method.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.