Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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STARS v2.0

Wilfrid Laurier University
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie MacPhee
Manager: Sustainability Office
Facilities and Asset Management
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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 Yes
Waste generated in operations Yes

Does the institution's GHG emissions inventory include Scope 3 emissions from other categories?:
Yes

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

Laurier uses the accounting tool through our partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region and also does its own calculation using online accounting tools and our utility summaries, procurement tracking, and annual waste audits. We are also about to launch our energy management system which will track all of this.


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:

Sustainable Waterloo Region and ION EEM


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 1798 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1224 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 893 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 746 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 4901 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 5226 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources 4156 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4552 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 3480 1933
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 17937 14767
Full-time equivalent of employees 2951 1986
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 961 740

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

A brief description of when and why the GHG emissions baseline was adopted:
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Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
253254.88 Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 8035.83 Square Metres
Healthcare space 0 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Metres

Scope 3 GHG emissions, performance year::
Emissions
Business travel ---
Commuting ---
Purchased goods and services ---
Capital goods ---
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 193 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 840 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":

We track business fuel usage as well as waste not diverted from the landfill.


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:
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*Baseline is 2009, not 2005. No information is available prior to 2007.
Laurier's greenhouse gas inventory is measured using an intensity-based method. This method expresses greenhouse gas impact per unit of physical activity or unit of economic output. Intensity metrics are measured using GHG per squared foot.

*The part-time faculty number represents full-time equivalents (FTEs) based on the number of 0.5 credit courses taught (with six courses representing one part-time faculty FTE).

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