Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Chelsea Dalton
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.50 / 8.00 Chelsea Dalton
Acting Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Facilities Management & Planning
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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 9,481.78 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 8,558.16 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 627.49 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 270.13 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from imported electricity 1,607.29 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 7,766.44 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 11,716.56 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16,594.73 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 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):

n/a


Adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions:
Performance year Baseline year
Adjusted net GHG emissions 11,716.56 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 16,594.73 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 Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2005
End date Dec. 31, 2018 Dec. 31, 2005

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

2005 was selected as the GHG emissions baseline year as this is the earliest year for which reliable data is available.


Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance year Baseline year
Number of students resident on-site 1,505 819
Number of employees resident on-site 4 3
Number of other individuals resident on-site 53 135
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 13,306 7,752
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,066 583.41
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted Campus Users 11,209.25 6,592.06

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 1.05 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2.52 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Percentage reduction in adjusted net Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per weighted campus user from baseline:
58.48

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
218,527.07 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 17,737.74 Square Metres
Healthcare space 422.27 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 3,797.94 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
258,645.03 Gross Square Metres

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

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

The significant reduction in emissions are due in large part to a nearly 60% reduction in carbon emissions intensity for Ontario between 2005 and 2018. Ontario phased out the usage of coal for electricity production during this time.

In addition, UTM has taken on multiple large projects over this timeframe to improve energy efficiency. These include lighting retrofits, cooling tower replacement, boiler replacement, chiller replacements, and efficiency upgrades to HVAC systems throughout campus.


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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