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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Loyalist College
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Becky MacWhirter
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:

Loyalist College is mandated to report its energy consumption figures to the Province of Ontario's Ministry of Energy on an annual basis. However, the Ministry report does not include gasoline and provides an aggregated figure for total GHG Emissions (i.e. it does not break out Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions).
For the purposes of this STARS report, we combined the data gathered for Ministry reporting with gasoline consumption data tracked by our Accounts Payable department and used a custom tool based on Clean Air - Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator and updated with Canadian and Ontario emission factors to calculate our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.


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?:
No

A brief description of the internal and/or external verification process:
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Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Scope 1 GHG emissions from stationary combustion 1,582.40 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 1,548.80 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 902.20 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 939.30 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 561 561
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 1,925.26 1,883.85
Full-time equivalent of employees 440 460
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 Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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

A change in methodology was initiated for the purposes of Ministry reporting beginning in 2015 (for reporting year 2013). To facilitate an accurate comparison going forward, we chose 2013 as our baseline year.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
786,626 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 133,067 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 16,138 Square Feet

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 ---
Waste generated in operations ---
Other categories (please specify below) ---

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:

Loyalist College has been making significant improvements to its energy infrastructure for the past two decades. In 2003, the College was recognized by Natural Resources Canada for its energy efficiency efforts which included interior lighting retrofits and boiler and chiller replacements. Loyalist has continued to realize energy efficiencies mitigating the release of GHG emissions through more recent and ongoing projects such as the installation of building automation controls, hot water tank conversions, roofing upgrades, removal of redundant laser printers, and extensive lighting retrofits across campus. The Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre was built in 2010/2011 with energy efficiency as a top priority. The Centre earned LEED® Silver Certification from the Canada Green Building Council and a Certificate of Recognition from the High Performance New Construction (HPNC) Program in recognition of Loyalist's commitment to energy efficiency.


The methodology for this GHG Emissions Inventory differs from that used by the Ministry of Energy. The website URL provided above links to the Ministry report and therefore, the stated emissions in STARS will differ slightly from the figures in the linked report.

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.