Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.94
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date July 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
"---" 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 Tasmania achieved carbon neutral certification in 2017 from the University’s 2016 greenhouse gas inventory under the Australian Commonwealth Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard (previously National Carbon Offsets Standard or NCOS).
The Greenhouse Gas Inventory was completed in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (WRI/WBCSD, 2004), ISO 14064.1: 2006 and the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
Data is collected and emissions calculated according to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008, the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors workbooks (Department of the Environment and Energy) and the Australian Standard 14064.1:2006.
All details about scope 1, 2 and 3 emission sources reported can be found in the latest University of Tasmania Greenhouse Gas Inventory (http://www.utas.edu.au/infrastructure-services-development/sustainability).


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:

It is a requirement of the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard to conduct an independent audit, which must be completed at least every three years, to support the validity and transparency of the carbon neutral claim. The last independent audit for the University of Tasmania's Greenhouse Gas Inventory was conducted in 2019 (for the 2018 inventory) by Pangolin Associates.


Documentation to support the GHG inventory verification process:
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
Weight in MTCO2e
Stationary combustion 2,564 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources (mobile combustion, process emissions, fugitive emissions) 3,135 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 1 GHG emissions, performance year:
5,699 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year (market-based):
Weight in MTCO2e
Imported electricity 7,684 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Imported thermal energy 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Total gross Scope 2 GHG emissions, performance year:
7,684 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 9,307 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting Yes 4,269 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services Yes 254 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods Yes 1,625 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Yes 2,755 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations Yes 2,551 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other sources No ---

Total Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year:
20,761 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

The University of Tasmania achieved carbon neutral certification in 2017 from the University’s 2016 greenhouse gas inventory under the Australian Commonwealth Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard (previously National Carbon Offsets Standard or NCOS).
The Greenhouse Gas Inventory was completed in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (WRI/WBCSD, 2004), ISO 14064.1: 2006 and the National Carbon Offset Standard for Organisations (Department of the Environment and Energy 2017)
Data is collected and emissions calculated according to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008, the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors workbooks (Department of the Environment and Energy) and the Australian Standard 14064.1:2006.
All details about scope 1, 2 and 3 emission sources reported can be found in the latest University of Tasmania Greenhouse Gas Inventory (http://www.utas.edu.au/infrastructure-services-development/sustainability).


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):
9,154 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s emissions inventories is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All data for emissions from UTAS GHG Inventory 2018, except market-based scope 2 emissions from electricity. Market-based scope 2 emissions for calendar year 2018 were calculated as total supply through the meter minus number of Large Generation Certificates (LGCs) purchased and cancelled by electricity providers [equivalent to the minimum required by the Clean Energy Regulator (Australian Goverment) for the reported year]. In the absence of a more specific emission factor, the location-based method emission factor was applied to the residual mix following the World Resources Institute’s GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Location emissions factors were souced from Australian National Greenhouse Accounts (Department of the Environment and Energy 2017 and 2018).
See UTAS GHG Inventory 2018 FINAL document for details in other emissions calculations

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