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Scope 1 emissions are those that occur from sources directly controlled by the organisation.
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EPA sites which consume natural gas include Carlton, Centre for Environmental Sciences (CES) Macleod and South West Geelong. However, the site in Carlton does not use gas directly. As such, only activity data for base building natural gas is collected for Carlton (see scope 3). Activity data for tenant natural gas is collected for CES Macleod and South West Geelong only.
Gas consumption amounts as stated on supplier invoices or provided directly from the property managers (expressed in gigajoules - GJ). As EPA is not the sole tenant for each of these sites, tenant natural gas data was collected separately from base building data.
X is the scope 1 emissions measured in t.CO2-e
Q is the quantity of natural gas purchased (GJ)
EF is Scope 1 emission factor for natural gas distributed in a pipeline which includes the effect of an oxidation factor (kg.CO2-e/GJ)
National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors (July 2017), Department of Environment and Energy
Qi is the quantity of fuel type (i) (L)
ECi is the energy content factor for fuel type (i) (GJ/kL)
EFij is the emission factor for each gas type (j), which includes the effect of an oxidation factor, for fuel type (i) (kg.CO2-e/GJ).
ECi and EFi for blended fuels is calculated by combining the emission factors available for each of the fuel types included in the blended fuel. The ratio used to calculate ECi and EFij for blended fuels is the maximum standard specified for the fuel. For example, it is assumed E10 contains 10 per cent ethanol and 90 per cent gasoline while B20 contains 20 per cent diesel and 80 per cent biodiesel.
Vehicles were assumed to be post-2004.
ECi: ULP = 34.20, DSL = 38.60, LPG = 26.20, E10 = 33.12, B20 = 37.80, Jet = 36.80 and Oil = 39.70 (GJ/kL)
National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors conversion factors Department of Environment and Energy
Qi is the charge capacity for equipment (i) (kg).
LRi is the leakage rate for equipment (i) (percentage of capacity)
Gij is the 100-year global warming potential of the refrigerant gas (j) for equipment (i) (kg.CO2-e/kg)
In instances where EPA is not the sole tenant of a building, GHG emissions from relevant equipment (for example, air conditioning units) were apportioned using EPA's NLA as a portion of the total NLA for the building.
Applied light vehicle leakage rate for vehicles, stand-alone commercial application for small stand-alone freezers, medium and large commercial stand-alone freezers and chillers and domestic refrigeration for kitchen fridges and coolers.
LRi: vehicles = 15, commercial air-conditioning units = 9, commercial stand-alone freezers – small (<300L) = 7, commercial stand-alone freezers and chillers – large (>500L) = 12, kitchen fridges and water coolers = 3 (%)
Annual leakage rates for commercial air conditioning: National Greenhouse Accounts Factors (July 2017) Department of Environment and Energy
Annual leakage rates for other: National Inventory Report 2016 (V1) Department of Environment and Energy
100 year Global Warming Potential: Industrial Gases (2018), The Linde Group
Page last updated on 9 Sep 2019