Greening Government Operations

Not all targets are applicable to all departments. Please refer to Annex 1 of the 2013–16 FSDS: “Responsibility for Greening Government Operations Targets by Department/Agency”.

Performance indicators included in the table allow departments to succinctly report on targets under Theme IV. In most cases, only a few quantitative (e.g., kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent) or qualitative (e.g., ‘Yes’ [with planned/actual completion date]) indicators are required per target.

Departmental Strategies for Greening Government Operations Targets

Goal 6: GHG Emissions and Energy

Target 6.1: GHG Emissions Reduction

The Government of Canada will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings and fleets by 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

Departmental target: 21 percent below 2005 by 2020

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of federal operations.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Updated GHG reduction implementation plan in place by March 31, 2015. Yes (March 31, 2015)
GHG emissions (kt CO2 equivalent) in fiscal year 2005-06. 62.99 kt
GHG emissions (kt CO2 equivalent) in current fiscal year. 52.28 kt
Renewable power emission credits applied in current fiscal year (kt CO2 equivalent). 0.05 kt
Percentage change in GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005-06 to the current fiscal year, inclusive of renewable power emission credits, if applicable. -17 percent decrease (10.71 kt)
Adjustments made to base year GHG emissions. Not applicable

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

7.1 Target: Real Property Environmental Performance

As of April 1, 2014, and pursuant to departmental Real Property Sustainability Frameworks, an industry recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

An industry-recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Real Property Sustainability Framework in place to improve the management of energy, waste and water in departmental real property assets by March 31, 2015. Yes (March 31, 2015)
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings (over 1000 m2) and new lease or lease renewal projects (over 1000 m2) where the Crown is the major lessee, assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool, and associated floor space (m2). 0 Crown-owned buildings
0 m2
0 New lease or lease renewal projects
0 m2
Planned assessment tool to be used: BOMA BESt
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings, new construction, build-to-lease projects, major renovations projects, achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance, and associated floor space (m2). 0 Crown-owned buildings
0 m2
0 New construction projects
0 m2
0 Build-to-lease projects
0 m2
0 Major renovation projects
0 m2
Planned environmental performance level to be achieved: LEED Silver
Number of fit-up and refit projects achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance. 0 Fit-up and refit projects
0 m2
Planned environmental performance level to be achieved: LEED Silver

 

Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.1.1.1. Achieve a level of performance that meets or exceeds the custodian’s current commitments to sustainable buildings using industry-recognized assessment and verification tool. Achieved – LEED Silver
7.1.1.7. Develop an approach to building operator training in Crown-owned buildings. Achieved
Target 7.2: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2014). Yes (April 1, 2014)
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. 26
100 percent
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in the given fiscal year. 2
67 percent

Departmental Green Procurement Target: By March 31, 2017, 93 percent of Desktop Computing Equipment (personal computers and laptops/notebooks) purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value of Desktop Computing Equipment (personal computers and laptops/notebooks) purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value of all purchases for Desktop Computing Equipment in the year in question.

Annual amount spent on Desktop Computing Equipment.

Baseline: As of 2012–13, 90 percent of Desktop Computing Equipment (personal computers and laptops/notebooks) purchases included criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment.

$1,016,838 (93 percent)

 

$1,093,374

Departmental Green Procurement Target: By March 31, 2017, 30 percent of annual clothing and textile purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the material.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value of clothing and textiles purchased that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value of all clothing and textile purchases in the year in question.

Annual amount spent on clothing and textiles.

Baseline: As of 2013–14, 0 percent of annual clothing and textile purchases included criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the material.
$150,000 (75 percent)

$200,000

Departmental Green Procurement Target: By March 31, 2017, 95 percent of copy paper purchases will contain a minimum of 30 percent recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard to reduce the environmental impact of its production.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value of copy paper purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value of all copy paper purchases in the year in question.

Annual amount spent on copy paper.

Baseline: As of 2012–13, 93 percent of copy paper purchases contained a minimum of 30 percent recycled content and had Ecologo certification.
$188,328 (88 percent)


$214,925

 

Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Achieved
Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations

As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace is in place by March 31, 2015. Yes (March 31, 2015)

 

Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.3.1.1. Engage employees in greening government operations practices. Achieved
7.3.1.2. Integrate environmental considerations into corporate policies, processes and practices in accordance with departmental refresh cycles. Achieved
7.3.1.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e. printer ratios, paper usage, and green meetings). Achieved
7.3.1.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Achieved

Goal 8: Water Management

Target 8.1: Water Management

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will take further action to improve water management within its real property portfolio.

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Water is managed sustainably in Government of Canada real property operations.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Approach to improving water management included in Real Property Sustainability Framework by March 31, 2015. Yes (March 31, 2015)
Amount and percentage of floor space in buildings over optiona1 1000 m2 that includes water metering, in the given fiscal year (where feasible). 0 m2 / 0 percent Crown, existing
0 m2 / 0 percent New Crown, built-to-lease
0 m2 / 0 percent Major renovations
0 m2 / 0 percent Leases

 

Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
8.1.1.4. Meter the water usage in new projects. Achieved
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