Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15

Greening Government Operations

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% below 2005 levels by 2020.
Departmental target: 11% below 2005 by 2020
Scope and Context
  1. Fisheries and Oceans Canada monitors and reports GHG emissions on 70% of owned floor space and the entire motor vehicle inventory.
  2. Emissions from Canadian Coast Guard vessels and aircraft are monitored and reported; however, they are excluded from the target for national safety and security reasons.
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 37.7 kt
GHG emissions (kt CO2 equivalent) in current fiscal year 35.2 kt
Renewable power emission credits applied in current fiscal year (kt CO2 equivalent) 0 kt
Percentage change in GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005-06 to the current fiscal year, inclusive of renewable power emission credits -6.5% kt
Adjustments made to base year GHG emissions. No

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.
Scope and Context
Detailed scoping criteria used to identify new construction, build-to-lease, major renovation, new lease, lease renewal, fit-up, refit and existing buildings projects subject to this target are included in DFO's Strategic Framework for Green Buildings.
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). 5 Crown-owned buildings 35,149 m2
0 New lease or lease renewal projects 0 m2
Planned assessment tool to be used:

Existing Crown-owned Buildings: BOMA BESt

New lease and lease renewal projects: N/A
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). 5 Crown-owned buildings 35,149 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:

Existing Crown - owned Buildings: BOMA BESt

New construction, build-to-lease, major renovations: LEED Silver, Green Globe Design 3 Globes, or equivalent
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: N/A
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 commitment(s) to sustainable buildings using industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s). Department is seeking to reach “Achieved” status.

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). Completed as of December 31, 2013.
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. 25 (100%)
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 (100%)
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
By March 31, 2017, 90% of purchases of audio visual equipment will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment. Department is seeking to reach "Achieved" status.
By March 31, 2017, 70% of office furniture purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the furniture Department is seeking to reach "Achieved" status.
By March 31, 2017, 90% of vehicles purchased are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient in their class available at the time of purchase and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle. Department is seeking to reach "Achieved" status.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Department is seeking to reach "Achieved" status.
7.2.2. Incorporate environmental considerations into procurement instruments. Not applicable to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Department is seeking to reach "Achieved" status.
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Department is seeking to reach "Achieved" status.

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
7.3.1.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e. printer ratios, paper usage, and green meetings). Printer Ratios: Department is seeking to reach “Achieved” status.
Paper Usage: Department is seeking to reach “Achieved” status.
Green Meetings: Department is seeking to reach “Achieved” status.
7.3.1.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Department is seeking to reach “Achieved” status.

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 optional 1000 m2 that includes water metering, in the given fiscal year.

Amount m2 / Percentage % Crown, existing

Data is not available

Amount m2 / Percentage % New Crown, built-to-lease

Data is not available

Amount m2 / Percentage % Major renovations

Data is not available

Amount m2 / Percentage % Leases

N/A

Offsets

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 included here.
Scope and Context
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is not planning on purchasing any greenhouse gas emissions offset credits.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Emissions associated with major international events are offset through purchased greenhouse gas emissions reductions or removals.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Quantity of emissions offset in the given fiscal year 0