Estates Management record 2012/13 - Scope 3 carbon emissions from wastewater treatmentScope3CarbonEmissionsFromWastewaterTreatment
Estates Management record 2012/13
Scope 3 carbon emissions from wastewater treatment
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The field in this entity contains data about scope 3 carbon emissions from wastewater treatment.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All higher education institutions (HEIs).
This conversion will be undertaken by HESA.
These are scope 3 emissions in total greenhouse gas emissions (tonnes) associated with the treatment of wastewater.
HESA will calculate this metric by taking the water consumption figures returned under Volume of wastewater and converting to tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents using the relevant carbon conversion factor.
GHG wastewater = (wastewater volume + grey water volume + rainwater volume + borehole extraction water volume) * CF wastewater
Emission conversion factors
Prior to the 2011/12 Estates Management Statistics record, the conversion factor used was based on carbon dioxide (C02) per unit. However, from the 2011/12 Estates Management Statistics record onwards, the alternative Defra measure of equivalent carbon dioxide (C02e) is used instead. This change accounts for additional Greenhouse Gases, including CH4 and N20.
The Defra conversion factors and guidance provide the conversion factors as well as supplemental information. Furthermore, HEFCE scope 3 carbon emissions guidance was commissioned to help the higher education sector in measuring and reporting scope 3 carbon emissions.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
|Change management notes||Additional guidance added to the Notes section, clarifying that from the 2011/12 Estates Management Statistics record onwards the alternative Defra measure of equivalent carbon dioxide (C02e) is used instead of carbon dioxide (C02) per unit.|
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