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Supplementary Information Tables

Greening Government Operations

Overview

The Greening Government Operations (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.

Notes :

  • "RPP" refers to the Report on Plans and Priorities and represents planned or expected results.

  • "DPR" refers to the Departmental Performance Report and represents actual results.

  • "Departments" refers to departments and agencies.

  • "FY" refers to fiscal year.

Green Building Targets

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 MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)Under Development0
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, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)Under Development0
Existence of strategic framework (Optional for RPP 2011-2012)To be completed in 2011-12Yes: Completed Oct. 2011

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. Environment Canada (EC) completed its Green Building Strategic Framework in October 2011. Under this target, the framework outlines the following:

    • the minimum level of environmental performance: 3 Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) NC (New Construction)/CI (Commercial Interiors) Silver

    • the appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1M and 400 m2

    • the applicable building types: all departmental custodial buildings

    • the industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s) to be used: Green Globes or LEED

  2. As the Green Building Strategic Framework was in development in 2011, no (0) projects were assessed using Green Globes or LEED NC/CI in accordance with the framework in 2011-2012.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: EC has developed a Green Building Strategic Framework that outlines considerations for this target.

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As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing Crown buildings over 1000 m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.2
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Number of buildings over 1000 m2, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)Under Development18
Percentage of buildings over 1000 m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)FY 2011-12Under Development0
FY2012-1372% 
FY2013-1428% 
Existence of a strategic framework (optional for RPP 2011-2012)To be completed in 2011-12Yes: Completed Oct. 2011

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. EC completed its Green Building Strategic Framework in October 2011. Under this target, the framework outlines the following:

    • the minimum level of assessment: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 1

    • the appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2

    • the applicable building types: all departmental custodial, Crown-owned buildings over 1000 m2

    • the industry-recognized assessment tool(s) to be used: BOMA BESt

    • that certification will be sought

  2. As the Green Building Strategic Framework was in development in 2011, no (0) buildings were assessed using the BOMA BESt assessment tool in accordance with the framework in 2011-2012.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: EC has developed a Green Building Strategic Framework that outlines considerations for this target.

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As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000 m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.3
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)Under Development0
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)Under Development0
Existence of strategic framework (optional for RPP 2011-2012)To be completed in 2011-12Yes: Completed Oct. 2011

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. EC completed its Green Building Strategic Framework in October 2011. Under this target, the framework outlines the following:

    • the minimum level of assessment: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 1

    • the appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2

    • the applicable building types: all departmental custodial, direct leased buildings over 1000 m2

    • the industry-recognized assessment tool(s) to be used: BOMA BESt

    • that certification will be sought

  2. As the Green Building Strategic Framework was in development in 2011, no (0) buildings were assessed using the BOMA BESt assessment tool in accordance with the framework in 2011-2012.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: EC has developed a Green Building Strategic Framework that outlines considerations for this target.

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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 performance.4
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)Under Development0
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework (optional in FY 2011-2012)Under Development0
Existence of strategic framework (optional for RPP 2011-2012)To be completed in 2011-12Yes: Completed Oct. 2011

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. EC completed its Green Building Strategic Framework in October 2011. Under target 8.4, the framework outlines the following:

    • the minimum level of environmental performance: 3 Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) Silver

    • the appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1 million and 400 m2

    • the applicable building types: all departmental custodial buildings

    • the industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s) to be used: Green Globes or LEED

  2. As the Green Building Strategic Framework was in development in 2011, no (0) projects were assessed using Green Globes or LEED EBOM in accordance with the framework in 2011-2012.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: EC has developed a Green Building Strategic Framework that outlines considerations for this target.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance MeasureRPP5DPR
Target StatusOn Track
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by FY 2020-2021, relative to FY 2005-200617%17%
Departmental GHG emissions in FY 2005-2006, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent22.622.6
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalentFY 2011-1223.323.3
FY 2012-1323.2 
FY 2013-1423.0 
FY 2014-1522.7 
FY 2015-1621.9 
FY 2016-1721.1 
FY 2017-1820.2 
FY 2018-1919.4 
FY 2019-2019.1 
FY 2020-2118.8 
Change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005-2006 to the end of the given fiscal year, expressed as a percentageFY 2011-12+2.6%-0.1%
FY 2012-13+2.5% 
FY 2013-14+1.7% 
FY 2014-15+0.3% 
FY 2015-16-3.4% 
FY 2016-17-7.0% 
FY 2017-18-10.7% 
FY 2018-19-14.4% 
FY 2019-20-15.7% 
FY 2020-21-17.0% 
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions Yes - completed Oct. 2011

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. Targeted GHG emissions sources include facilities and fleet.

  2. EC monitors and reports GHGemissions on 93% of owned floor space and the entire fleet inventory. The quantification of emissions for the remainder of the floor space is impracticable due to the effort involved in obtaining complete and accurate data. EC owns many small structures located in remote areas, such as National Wildlife Areas and upper air stations.

  3. Due to program growth since the baseline year, EC's emissions as of 2010-2011 increased for its facilities.

  4. EC's implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions includes site-specific targets and actionable measures focused on specific categories (e.g. operations).

  5. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected - as per the mandatory implementation strategies for target 8.5 in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), the Department has done the following:

    • reported baseline GHG emissions

    • set a departmental GHG target

    • developed and put into action its Reduction of GHG Strategy and Implementation Plan, which outlines how the Department will achieve its 2020-2021 GHG reduction target

    • demonstrated that GHG emissions are on a downward trend. Although much of the reduction in 2011-2012 can be attributed to the warmer-than-normal winter (reduced energy consumption), increased engagement and energy awareness is a contributing factor

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Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target

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 MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Existence of an implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally generated EEE (optional for RPP 2011-2012)Anticipated completion by September 2012Draft document developed Final copy anticipated by September 2012
Total number of departmental locations with an EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal yearFY 2011-1233% (2/6)33% (2/6)
FY 2012-1366% (4/6) 
FY 2013-14100% (6/6) 

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. Definition of "location": For the purpose of this DPR, departmental locations will be defined as regions.

  2. Number of locations: EC is located within six regions across Canada.

  3. Implementation strategies: In FY 2011-2012, EC drafted an EEE implementation plan that outlines all considerations as required by the mandatory implementation strategies for this target in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. A final version is anticipated by September 2012.

  4. In parallel, the information technology (IT) section of the Department is working on a national approach via the implementation of a national distribution centre for all IT end users' devices-related equipment. This approach addresses new and life-cycling of old equipment.

  5. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: The Department is on track to achieve 100% of locations with an EEE implementation plan fully in place by March 31, 2014.

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Printing Unit Reduction Target

By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply the target where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track 
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year 2010-2011, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow (optional)Data not currently available 
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 allowFY 2011-125:16.5:1
FY 2012-138:1 
FY 2013-148:1 

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. Definition of Printing Units: For this target, EC defines "printing units" as network printers and multi-functional devices. In upcoming years, EC will work to include other categories such as desktop printers, scanners, fax machines and/or photocopiers as departmental inventories progress and improve.

  2. EC includes all departmental employees, instead of just office employees, and will track its calculation using annual data from a departmental human resource inventory. Printing units will be tracked using departmental inventory data.

  3. A number of accommodation moves have allowed for the implementation of printer rationalization, thereby decreasing the need for network printers.

  4. EC has installed an enterprise solution to centrally report on printer distribution across the organization. This will help better address key areas of concerns while having solid reporting and measurable data.

  5. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: EC is on track to achieve its target of an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units by March 31, 2013.

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Paper Consumption Target

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 MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, according to the departmental scope (optional for RPP 2011-2012)Data not available4742:1
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to the selected baseline year (optional for RPP 2011-2012)FY 2011-12To be developed0.3%
FY 2012-1310% 
FY 2013-1420% 

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. In FY 2011-2012, EC determined the baseline year, baseline paper consumption quantities, tracking methodology and applicable scope. More effort will be placed on implementation strategies to reduce paper consumption in 2012-2013, with the goal of achieving a 10% reduction in 2012-2013 and 20% by March 31, 2014.

  2. EC has had a number of best practices in use for many years, including default duplex printing (i.e. installation of new printers are set on duplex as default) as well as printer rationalization, which contributes to less paper being consumed as fewer printers are employed and used. Other activities include the use of ECollab, an e-document management and collaboration tool that enables better collaboration, improved information management across the Department and offers significant improvement in how we create, store, organize, find and manage documents electronically.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: EC is on track to achieve a 20% reduction in paper consumption by March 31, 2014.

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Green Meetings Target

By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusAchieved
Presence of a green meetings guide (optional for RPP 2011-2012)Yes - updated August 2007Yes - adopted August 2007

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. EC developed the Green Meeting Guide and has encouraged its use in all types and levels of meetings since it was released. It is also applied to major events hosted by EC.

  2. Evidence that the green meeting guide has been adopted:

    • EC is reallocating low-usage videoconferencing (VC) equipment and redistributing it to frequent departmental travellers so as to increase monthly average usage.

    • EC has increased its personal and boardroom VC equipment to address the needs of departmental travellers.

    • EC is in the process of deploying a new generation of laptops that enable desktop-to-desktop videoconferencing.

    • The Green Meetings Guide is referenced in several locations on EC's intranet site.

    • Over 100 videoconferencing locations across Canada are accessible to EC employees so that they can have virtual meetings or attend presentations with colleagues throughout the Department. 

  3. Roles and responsibilities: DG of Assets, Contracting and Environmental Management is target lead.

  4. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: EC has adopted a green meetings guide.

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Green Procurement Targets

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

By April 1, 2012, Environment Canada will utilize green consolidated procurement instruments for 95% of its standard office desktop computer purchases.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusAchieved
Number of standard office desktop computer units purchased using green procurement instruments that meet the target relative to the total number of all standard office desktop computer units purchasedTo be completed in 2011-1219.2/20
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year95%96%

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target-that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

  2. EC will make its standard office desktop computer purchases from PWGSC's standing offer (SO) for IT equipment. The SO provides equipment that meets internationally recognized and multi-faceted environmental standard such as EPEAT Silver, as well as a number of environmental considerations that include levels of hazardous materials content, energy efficiency, design for end of life/disassembly, reduced packaging, supplier environmental performance and extended life of computer assets.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: The Department has achieved its target.

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By March 31, 2014, Environment Canada will achieve a 90% reduction in bottled water purchases from 2007-2008 levels.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track to Exceed
Departmental expenditures on bottled water purchased in 2007-2008149K6.7K
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year50% reduction95% reduction

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target - that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

  2. By March 31, 2011, a departmental policy on bottled water will be implemented to support the elimination of supplemental bottled water purchases where potable water is already being supplied through the building's infrastructure.

  3. Scope: This target is applicable throughout EC and applies to all buildings where employees occupy a full-time place of work.

  4. Exceptions to this target: Bottled water purchased for field work or in remote locations, scientific experimentation, emergencies, travel status as outlined in the National Joint Council Travel Directive and for hospitality as per the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Hospitality Policy.

  5. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: As a result of implementing a policy on bottled water, the Department is on track to exceed its reduction target.

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By March 31, 2014, 90% of copy paper purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and have a forest certification or EcoLogoM or equivalent certification.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Dollar value of paper purchases meeting the target relative to the total dollar value of all paper purchases in the given year of reportingData not available179K of 214K
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year70% of purchases83.6%

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. The data for this target are complementary to the data supplied from PWGSC for the paper consumption target.

  2. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: The Department is on track to achieve its target of 90% of copy paper purchases containing a minimum of 30% recycled content. 99% of the Department's purchases have a forest certification.

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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 material managers and procurement personnel will have taken a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) or any other federal department.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Number of designated material managers and procurement personnel who have taken the course relative to the total of all designated material managers and procurement personnel who must take a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the CSPS or any other federal departmentTo be developed by March 31, 201117-32
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year50%53%
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target-that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

  2. By March 31, 2011, an internal assessment will be completed to determine the type of positions that should take the training, and then to determine the total number of employees impacted, minus those who have already taken the course, to indicate the departmental target population (determining baseline information).

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: The Department is on track to ensuring that 90% of designated material managers and procurement personnel have taken a recognized training course in green procurement.

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Employee Performance Evaluations for Managers and Functional Heads of Procurement and Materiel Management

As of April 1, 2014, environmental considerations will be incorporated into 100% of all the performance evaluations of designated functional heads of procurement and material management.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusOn Track
Number of performance evaluations of designated functional heads of procurement and materiel management that incorporate environmental considerations, relative to the total number of performance evaluations of all designated functional heads of procurement and materiel managementTo be developed by March 31, 20112
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year50%50%
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. By March 31, 2011, an internal assessment will be completed to determine the positions that should incorporate environmental considerations in performance evaluations, to then determine the total number of employees impacted, minus those employees who already have environmental considerations incorporated in their performance evaluations (determining baseline information).

  2. The two positions identified (reported) are filled positions; two others (not reported) were vacant in 2011-2012.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: The Department achieved its set target of 50% for 2011-2012.

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Management Processes and Controls

By March 31, 2014, a minimum of four designated management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement, will have incorporated environmental considerations.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target StatusAchieved
Number of management processes and controls that pertain to procurement that have environmental considerations34
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year44
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. Comment: this will always be a dynamic, variable number as year-round planning and departmental priorities vary from year to year. Increasingly, program areas or enabling services find it necessary to incorporate management frameworks to continually measure and monitor progress in the current results-oriented environment.

  2. Management processes and controls identified: IT Assets Management Policy, Integrated Investment Planning process, and Accommodations Investment Planning and Accommodations Framework.

  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: The Department has a minimum of four management processes and controls in place, pertaining to procurement, that incorporate environmental considerations.

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1 High environmental performance is demonstrated by achieving LEED NC Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.

2 Industry-recognized assessment tools are BOMA BESt, Green Globes, or equivalent.

3 Industry-recognized assessment tools are BOMA BESt, an appropriately tailored BOMA International Green Lease Standard, or equivalent.

4 High environmental performance is demonstrated by achieving LEED CI Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.

5 These targets are as they appear in the 2011-2012 Report on Plans and Priorities GHG Emissions Table.

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