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Estates Management record 2012/13 - Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissionsScope1and2CarbonEmissions

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Estates Management record 2012/13

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Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions

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The fields in this entity contain data about scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions from Energy consumption and Fuel used in HEI owned vehicles.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education institutions (HEIs).


These are scope 1 and 2 emissions in total greenhouse gas emissions (kg CO2e).

Where possible HESA will calculate this metric by taking the energy consumption figures returned under Energy consumption and Fuel used in HEI-owned vehicles and convert to kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalents using the relevant Gross CV conversion factor. The energy consumption figures should exclude any usage within commercial space and thus will these emissions figures.

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.

Electricity supplied through 'green tariffs' will not be considered zero carbon and the average grid electricity carbon factor will be applied. An emission reduction will be applied for any renewable electricity that has been generated and exported to the national grid or a third party at the one year average factor.

For treatment of CHP inputs and outputs see Energy consumption. The conversion factor for natural gas will be used for CHP inputs. However, if the input fuel is different please state the fuel and appropriate conversion factor.

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Date modified2013-08-30
Change management notesAdditional guidance added to the Notes section, clarifying that the five year grid rolling average figures for electricity have been removed. All conversion factors are now based on a single average factor for a particular year.

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