Supplementary Tables - Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Overview

The GGO supplementary table applies to departments and agencies bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act, the Policy on Green Procurement, or the Policy Framework for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Major International Events.

Please note:

  • RPP refers to Reports on Plans and Priorities and represents planned / expected results.
  • DPR refers to Departmental Performance Reports and represents actual results.

Green Building Targets


   8.1 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new construction and build-to-lease projects, and major renovation projects, will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance 1.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 0  
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 0  
Existence of strategic framework. Yes: approved November 2012  

1Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: LEED NC Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.
  2. Appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): $1M and 1000m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All Transport Canada owned buildings over 1000m2 and occupied by Transport Canada employees.
  4. Transport Canada strategies have been developed and incorporated into the strategic framework.
  5. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Developing a Strategic Framework for Green Buildings. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Building implementation plan can be found online.


   8.2 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing crown buildings over 1000m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool2.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of buildings over 1,000m2, as per departmental strategic framework 11  
Percentage of buildings over 1000m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011-12) FY 2011-12 Not Applicable  
FY 2012-13 0  
FY 2013-14 100  
Existence of strategic framework Yes: approved November 2012  

2Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA BEST, Green Globes, or equivalent.
  2. Appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 1000m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All Transport Canada owned buildings over 1000m2 and occupied by Transport Canada employees.
  4. Justification for change in number of buildings to be assessed: Custodian Exclusion: Although Transport Canada technically owns and operates five aircraft hangars; they are located on National Airport System airport properties which are operated by the airport authorities themselves. The relationship between Transport Canada and the individual airport authority is governed by a Ground Lease, which defines the terms and conditions under which an airport authority, as a tenant and operator, is to manage, operate and develop the airport. The aircraft hangars are leased back to Transport Canada, and for this reason the department is considered a tenant and not a custodian. Removed one additional building as it is currently under review for potential demolition.
  5. Transport Canada strategies have been developed and incorporated into the strategic framework.
  6. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Developing a Strategic Framework for Green Buildings. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Building implementation plan can be found online.


   8.3 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool3.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m2 in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 0  
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 0  
Existence of strategic framework Yes: approved
November 2012
 

3Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA BESt, an appropriately tailored BOMA.
  2. Appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): $1M and 1000m2.
  3. Applicable building types: Any building occupied by Transport Canada employees and where Transport Canada is the major lessee.
  4. Transport Canada strategies have been developed and incorporated into the strategic framework.
  5. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Developing a Strategic Framework for Green Buildings. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Building implementation plan can be found online.


   8.4 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, fit-up and refit projects will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance4.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 0  
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 0  
Existence of strategic framework. Yes: approved
November 2012
 

4Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: LEED CI Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.
  2. Appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): $1M and 1000m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All Transport Canada owned buildings with office space greater than 1000m2 and occupied by Transport Canada employees.
  4. Transport Canada strategies have been developed and incorporated into the strategic framework.
  5. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Developing a Strategic Framework for Green Buildings. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Building implementation plan can be found online.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target


   8.5 The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by fiscal year 2020-21, relative to fiscal year 2005-06. 21  
Departmental GHG emissions in fiscal year 2005-06, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. 63.02  
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. FY 2011-12 Not applicable  
FY 2012-13 52.62  
FY 2013-14 52.30  
FY 2014-15 51.99  
FY 2015-16 51.67  
FY 2016-17 51.36  
FY 2017-18 51.04  
FY 2018-19 50.73  
FY 2019-20 50.41  
FY 2020-21 49.78  
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005-2006 to the end of the given fiscal year. FY 2011-12 Not applicable  
FY 2012-13 -16.5  
FY 2013-14 -17  
FY 2014-15 -17.5  
FY 2015-16 -18  
FY 2016-17 -18.5  
FY 2017-18 -19  
FY 2018-19 -19.5  
FY 2019-20 -20  
FY 2020-21 -21  
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions. Yes: completed November 2011  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Targeted GHG emission sources include facilities and fleet.
  2. Exclusions: Sarnia Harbour - Billing includes both the guardhouses and other electrical costs for security and street lighting. Consumption for the guardhouses is minimal given that use is infrequent and short in duration. The sites were examined for inclusion but were not reported due to the inability of separating the building energy consumption from other end uses (3 in total). National Airport System Airport Hangars - (Various Canadian locations) Security Exclusion: Due to the location of the hangars (located at National Airport System airports and the nature of the work taking place there), the department has decided to exclude them from GHG reporting. Custodian Exclusion: Although Transport Canada technically owns and operates five aircraft hangars, they are located on National Airport System airport properties which are operated by the airport authorities themselves. The relationship between Transport Canada and the individual airport authority is governed by a Ground Lease, which defines the terms and conditions under which an airport authority, as a tenant and operator, is to manage, operate and develop the airport. The aircraft hangars are leased back to Transport Canada, and for this reason the department is considered a tenant and not a custodian.
  3. Baseline adjustment rationale: Transport Canada’s baseline data was adjusted as a result of four buildings being added to the department’s facility report as new information was discovered related to these facilities being subsidized by the department. Additionally, five National Airport System airport hangars were excluded from GHG reporting due to security exclusions as well as custodian exclusions (see above for more information).
  4. Identify key components of the departmental implementation plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission levels, as per the first mandatory implementation strategy for target 8.5 in the FSDS:
    • annual reporting;
    • maintenance and renovation planning;
    • working with building landlords;
    • innovative technology strategies;
    • awareness and promotional programs aimed at employees;
    • continuous fleet management; and
    • leadership vehicles.
  5. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Greenhouse Gas Reduction implementation plan can be found online.

Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target


    8.6 By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Existence of implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally-generated EEE. Yes: updated December 2012  
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year. FY 2011-12 Not applicable  
FY 2012-13 60  
FY 2013-14 100  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of location: Number of locations is six based on consolidated responsibility for waste disposal at regional office level including the National Capital Region.
  2. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Putting into Action an Implementation Plan for the Disposal of Federal Electronic and Electrical Equipment. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our EEE waste implementation plan can be found online.

Printing Unit Reduction Target


   8.7 By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations, and space configuration allow.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year 2010-11, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. Not Applicable  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. FY 2011-12 Not Applicable  
FY 2012-13 8:1  
FY 2013-14 10:1  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition: Multifunctional devices, desktop printers, network printers, photocopiers and faxes.
  2. Scope: Transport Canada is working towards the process of determining the possibility of meeting the 8:1 ratio at Transport Canada buildings across the nation based on building occupancy levels, security considerations and where space configurations allow. While some buildings may have a smaller ratio due to above-mentioned considerations, on average, the department will meet this target for all employees.
  3. Method used for determining number of printing units: Information Management/Information Technology (Corporate Services) is leading a departmental initiative to inventory (via electronic and manual means) all printing units.
  4. Method used for determining number of office employees: Number of Transport Canada unique user identifications as validated against Human Resources statistics (5495 employees).
  5. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Achieving the Printing Unit Reduction Target. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Printing Unit Reduction implementation plan can be found online.

Paper Consumption Target


   8.8 By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005-2006 and 2011-2012, and applicable scope.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope. 9030 sheets per departmental employee in 2010/2011  
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption per employee, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2011-12 Not Applicable  
FY 2012-13 5  
FY 2013-14 20  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: Our department has elected to include all departmental employees, instead of just office employees.
  2. Method used for determining paper consumption: Information available within the department.
  3. Method used for determining the number of office employees: Number of Transport Canada unique user identifications as validated against HR statistics.
  4. Number of office employees subject to the target: 5495 (based on 2012-2013 available data).
  5. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Reducing Internal Paper Consumption. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Paper Consumption implementation plan can be found online.

Green Meetings Target


   8.9 By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Presence of a green meeting guide. Yes: adopted and approved in 2010  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Adoption: Transport Canada has incorporated Environment Canada’s green meeting guide into its environmental management system and has developed an internal Web page to link Transport Canada employees to the document.
  2. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Establishing a Green Meeting Guide. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Meeting implementation plan can be found online

Green Procurement Targets



   8.10 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least 3 SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.

By March 31, 2014, 80% of all vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs, a fuel efficient vehicle in its class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide, and/or an alternative fuel vehicle.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of vehicle purchases that meet the target relative to the total number of all vehicle purchases in the given year.

11 out of 14

Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 80% in
2013/2014
 

Strategies / Comments

Why this self selected target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific type of commodity and purchasing mechanism.
  2. Measurable: Information available through our tracking and financial systems.
  3. Achievable: Departmental policy mandating use of Public Works and Government Services Canada standing offers.
  4. Relevant: High rating according to the environmental issue impact assessment.
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations

  1. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Establishing SMART Green Procurement Targets. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Procurement implementation plan can be found online.


   As of April 1, 2012, all office computers will have a minimum average of a four-year life in the department.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Average life of office computers in the department 6
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 6-year life span maintained  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self-selected target is smart

  1. Specific: Refers to a specific type of commodity.
  2. Measurable: Information available from the departmental tracking system.
  3. Achievable: Department’s Desktop Life Cycle Plan
  4. Relevant: High rating according to the environmental issue impact assessment.
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations

  1. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Greening Services Procurement. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Procurement implementation plan can be found online.


   By March 31, 2014, 100% of copy paper purchases contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and have forest management certification or EcoLogoM or equivalent certification.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Volume of paper purchases meeting the target relative to total volume of all paper purchases in the given year. Baseline:
81% in FY 2010-2011
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100% in
2013/14
 

Strategies / Comments

Why this self-selected target is smart

  1. Specific: Refers to a specific type of commodity.
  2. Measurable: Information available within the department.
  3. Achievable: Departmental bulletin mandating that copy purchases contain a minimum of 30 per cent recycled fibres and have forest management certification, or EcoLogoM, or equivalent certification.
  4. Relevant: High rating according to the environmental issue impact assessment.
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations

  1. Baseline: 2010-2011 statistics from information available within the department
  2. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Establishing SMART Green Procurement Targets. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Procurement implementation plan can be found online.


   8.11 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.

Training for Select Employees.

By March 31, 2014, 90% of designated contracting specialists and 60% of new acquisition cardholders will have taken a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the Canada School of Public Service, or any other federal government department.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of designated contracting specialists who have completed training relative to the total number of materiel managers and procurement personnel. 18 of 20
Number of new acquisition cardholders who have completed training relative to the total number of acquisition cardholders 42 of 42
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 90% of designated contracting specialists and 60% of new acquisition cardholders in 2013/2014  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self selected target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to a specific type of training and purchasing mechanism.
  2. Measurable: Combination of manual, HR and financial systems.
  3. Achievable: Departmental policy mandating participation in a Green Procurement course.
  4. Relevant: Main requirement of the Policy on Green Procurement5.
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations :

  1. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Setting Green Procurement Management Framework Targets. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Procurement implementation plan can be found online.


   Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

By March 31, 2012, identified designated contracting specialists and their managers and functional heads will have environmental consideration clauses incorporated into their performance evaluations.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of performance evaluations of identified positions that have environmental consideration clauses relative to the total of identified positions. 2
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. Complete: March 2012  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self-selected target is smart

  1. Specific: Refers to a specific type of target group, based on pre-established criteria.
  2. Measurable: Information on the number of positions will be tracked, based on manual recording, and will be captured by HR. Since information is protected upon completion, actual performance results cannot be captured or released.
  3. Achievable: Departmental policy mandating inclusion of a performance clause in positions that have been identified as requiring such a clause based on pre-established criteria.
  4. Relevant: Main requirement of the Policy on Green Procurement.
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations

  1. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Greening Services Procurement. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Procurement implementation plan can be found online.


   Management processes and controls.

By March 31, 2013, departmental fleet management policies, guidelines and/or standards that include mandatory green fleet practices and purchasing will be reviewed and evaluated.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of reviews and evaluations conducted to verify that the fleet management standards are met 2
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self-selected target is smart

  1. Specific: Refers to a specific type of commodity and purchasing mechanism.
  2. Measurable: Information available from Transport Canada’s financial system.
  3. Achievable: Departmental policy mandating use of Public Works and Government Services Canada standing offers.
  4. Relevant: Main requirement of the Policy on Green Procurement.
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations

  1. Transport Canada’s implementation plan includes all of the required elements and non-mandatory information specified in the Guideline for Setting Green Procurement Management Framework Targets. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, our Green Procurement implementation plan can be found online.

Reporting on the Purchases of Offset Credits


   Mandatory reporting on the purchase of greenhouse gas emissions offset credits, as per the Policy Framework for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Major International Events, should be reported here.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Quantity of emissions offset in the given FY (Optional for all RPPs)    

Strategies / Comments

Not Applicable.



Notes:

  • 1 This would be demonstrated by achieving leed nc Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.

  • 2 Assessment tools include: boma best, Green Globes or equivalent.

  • 3 Assessment tools include: boma best, an appropriately tailored boma International Green Lease Standard, or equivalent.

  • 4 This would be demonstrated by achieving leed ci Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.

  • 5 Alternatively, departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA) can follow the approach required of FSDA departments for green procurement by setting and reporting on green procurement targets as specified in the "Green Procurement Targets" section in the above table.

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