Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.42 / 10.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Director
Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?:
Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include all Scope 3 GHG emissions from any of the following categories?:
Yes or No
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

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
No

A brief description of the methodology and/or tool used to complete the GHG emissions inventory:

The GHG Inventory and Reporting System is maintained by the Campus Sustainability Office (CSO), in the Richardson College for the Environment at The University of Winnipeg. The University of Winnipeg follows the standards of the Environment Canada National Pollution Release Inventory and The Climate Registry’s General Reporting Protocol v2.0.


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 internal and/or external verification process:

internal verification procedures are reflected in the GHG ....


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 2,111 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 3,661 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 159 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 141 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 60 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 81 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

Figures needed to determine total carbon offsets::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Institution-catalyzed carbon offsets generated 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Carbon sequestration due to land that the institution manages specifically for sequestration 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
Third-party verified carbon offsets purchased 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the institution-catalyzed carbon offsets program:
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A brief description of the carbon sequestration program and reporting protocol used:
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A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
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A brief description of the purchased carbon offsets, including third party verifier(s) and contract timeframes:
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Figures needed to determine “Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 396 303
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 7,512 7,061
Full-time equivalent of employees 810 750
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2013 March 30, 2014
Baseline Year April 1, 2009 March 30, 2010

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

In 2009, the University undertook a campus-wide facilities audit. This audit established an energy baseline developed by a 3rd party and identified a number of energy and GHG saving opportunities for campus buildings. Energy retrofit work undertaken to date to reduce greenhouse gas emissions derives from the results of this audit. The targets in the University’s current sustainability strategy were also developed using data and projections from 2009. While the University has collected and reported energy data since 2006, and has back-casted data from 1990, some of the demographic and space-related data years prior to 2009 contain some gaps. The majority of these gaps were addressed by 2009 and consistent reporting methods have been employed since then to minimize the margin of error associated with GHG emission and energy reduction claims.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
118,928.95 Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 4,679.51 Square Metres
Healthcare space Square Metres
Other energy intensive space Square Metres

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Commuting 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Purchased goods and services 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Capital goods 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":
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A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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The website URL where the GHG emissions inventory is posted:
A brief description of the institution’s GHG emissions reduction initiatives, including efforts made during the previous three years:

GHG emission reduction efforts at The University of Winnipeg to date have emphasized energy efficiency projects and some fuel switching. Unlike most other jurisdictions in North-America, Manitoba’s primary source of electricity is hydro, and its primary source of heating is natural gas. As such, emissions are already comparatively low and both fuel switching and efficiency measures often have poor ROIs.


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.