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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.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Sheridan College (Ontario)
OP-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Anna Pautler
Sustainability Data Assessment & Reporting Officer
Office for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 Yes
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:

Sheridan uses a custom tool based on Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Campus Carbon Calculator, updated with Canadian emission factors.


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 5,903 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 4,652 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 1 GHG emissions from other sources 5.30 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 0 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Scope 2 GHG emissions from purchased electricity 3,162 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent 2,663 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:
---

A brief description of the composting and carbon storage program:
---

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 736 466
Number of residential employees 5
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
3
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 24,401
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
21,204
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,771
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
2,205
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
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 31, 2014
Baseline Year April 1, 2010 March 31, 2011

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

The baseline was adopted to be consistent with the baseline year of the Integrated Energy & Climate Master Plan (IECMP). The rationale for this choice was that this year was the reference point for all evaluated energy scenarios under the IECMP and hence the actual emissions could be evaluated against the “business as usual” emissions.


Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,938,902 Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive building space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 71,855 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,810 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 117,636 Square Feet

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 1,602 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 2 335 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Waste generated in operations 124 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Other categories (please specify below) 685 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent

A brief description of the sources included in Scope 3 GHG emissions from "other categories":

The "other categories" only includes emissions from wastewater treatment, which is based on a calculation using the campus population.


A copy of the most recent GHG emissions inventory:
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:

Major strides toward reducing GHG emissions from energy use have been made through the IECMP. This will be reflected in future STARS submissions.


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.