Ontario Provincial Election 2011 - Calculation Methodology

Campaign Office Assumptions

  • Office emissions assume 1500 ft2 office (see Table 1 below).
  • Office emissions includes emissions from electricity, heating and air conditioning.
  • Office emissions calculated based on Ontario Provincial average, obtained from Natural Resources Canada Comprehensive Energy Use Database – Commercial Building Sector - Offices.
  • Electricity emissions factors were used from the National Inventory Report Canada (2011): Part 3. This number fluctuates largely between reporting years since it is a function of the source of electricity (Coal, Hydro, Nuclear, etc.) that comprised the actual grid mix during the year.

Road Transportation Assumptions

  • Road Transportation calculated as Passenger Kilometer Travelled (PKT).
  • Assumes 50 people travelling 500km (or PKT).
  • Road Transportation emissions factors obtained from NIR Canada (2010): Part 1 Table 2-12. The updated NIR (2011) report did not contain updated emissions factors for road transportation, thus the 2010 values were utilized by Carbonzero (see Table 1 below).

Table 1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Details


*The rounded value includes a buffer to account for discrepancies in data integrity and the
ability to purchase carbon offsets.

Contact Information

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Daniel Lusina
Account Manager
Office Phone: (416) 640-8900 ext 2075