Estates management 2019/20 - Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions - D38cScope1and2CarbonEmissions
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Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions - D38c
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All higher education providers (HEPs).
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 HEP-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.
BEIS have confirmed to HESA that they recommend taking the same approach for green gas/biogas as is taken for green electricity in the reporting guidance. Please see Page 114 of the Environmental Reporting Guidelines: Including streamlined energy and carbon reporting guidance March 2019.
The accounting of grid-injected biomethane is under review in parallel with the review of purchased electricity and updated guidance on that will be issued in due course.
Gas supplied through 'green tariffs' will not be considered as zero carbon and the average grid gas carbon factor will be applied. An emission reduction will be applied for any renewable green gas/biogas 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.
Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions from vehicles must be excluded from both Non-residential scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions total and Residential scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions total. A vehicle should not be given a non-residential or residential distinction for the purposes of the Estates management record. This ensures that the scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions from vehicles are not double counted within Total scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions.
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