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Parks Canada - 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 performance1.
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. (Optional in FY 2011–12) 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. (Optional in FY 2011–12) 0  
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Parks Canada’s Green Building Directive (pending approval) requires that
    1. all new buildings over 1,000m2 meet the Gold Level of applicable LEED« Canada rating system or equivalent, and must be registered and certified by the Canada Green Building Council, or equivalent; and
    2. major renovations of existing buildings (excluding heritage buildings) meet the Silver Level of applicable LEED« Canada rating system or equivalent, and must be registered and certified by the Canada Green Council, or equivalent.


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 1000m2, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) 60  
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 0  
FY 2012–13 TBD*  
FY 2013–14 TBD*  
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Parks Canada Green Building Directive (pending approval) requires that existing buildings over 1,000m2 that meet the following criteria will be assessed over a five year period beginning in 2012–13:
    • The building is used for operations, administration and/or public use;
    • The office/operations, public use or heated storage floor space combined is greater than 1,000 square metres;
    • The building is occupied by staff year-round;
    • The building was built prior to the year 2000.
* The Building Assessment Schedule has not yet been established and is expected to be completed in FY 2012–13.  It should be noted that this schedule might not include any building assessments for FY 2012–13. 


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. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A  
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. (Optional in FY 2011–12) N/A  
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) N/A  

Strategies / Comments

  1. All building space leases over 1,000m2 are managed by PWGSC so this target is not applicable (“N/A”) to Parks Canada.


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. (Optional in FY 2011–12) 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. (Optional in FY 2011–12) 0  
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Parks Canada’s Green Building Directive (pending approval) requires that fit-ups and refits with a project value greater than $1M within existing buildings (excluding heritage buildings), must meet Silver level of the applicable LEED« Canada rating system, or equivalent, and must be registered and certified by the Canada Green Building Council, or equivalent.

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. 10.1%  
Departmental GHG emissions in fiscal year 2005–06, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. 37.9  
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. FY 2011–12 37.5  
FY 2012–13 37.1  
FY 2013–14 36.7  
FY 2014–15    
FY 2015–16    
FY 2016–17    
FY 2017–18    
FY 2018–19    
FY 2019–20    
FY 2020–21    
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005–06 to the end of the given fiscal year. FY 2011–12 1.1% reduction  
FY 2012–13 2.1% reduction  
FY 2013–14 3.1% reduction  
FY 2014–15    
FY 2015–16    
FY 2016–17    
FY 2017–18    
FY 2018–19    
FY 2019–20    
FY 2020–21    
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions. Yes  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Targeted emissions include GHG emissions from energy consumed by facilities and fleet owned and operated by Parks Canada.
  2. A comprehensive emission tracking system is currently in place.
  3. Targets have been issued to each field unit and service centre.  Progress reports have been developed for each unit and will be shared annually.
  4. The Parks Canada Master plan for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases has been developed and communicated to staff.  This plan outlines strategies to improve the energy efficiency of the fleet and facilities, implement the use of renewable fuels and renewable energy systems, and engage employees.
  5. Because Parks Canada’s GHG output increased slightly from 2005–06 to 2009–10, the actual reduction required to meet the 2011–12 target is 2.2% from the 2009–10 fiscal year.
  6. Weather conditions have a significant influence over the quantity of energy Parks Canada consumes in a given year.

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. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes  
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 2011–12 100%  
FY 2012–13 100%  
FY 2013–14 100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of location: 33 field units, 5 service centres and the national office.
  2. Parks Canada has been applying the PWGSC Guideline for the Disposal of Federal Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment. 
  3. The Parks Canada Guidelines for the Disposal of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) including reuse and recycling strategies and processes in an environmentally sound and secure manner, will be developed and implemented in 2011–12. 
  4. These Guidelines will be distributed to each location and posted on the Parks Canada Intranet.

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. (Optional) N/A  
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 5:1  
FY 2012–13 7:1  
FY 2013–14 8:1  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of printing unit: desktop printers, networked printers and multifunctional devices.   
  2. Scope:  Due to the operational structure of Parks Canada, some buildings have a lower ratio due to building occupancy and space configurations. These will be scoped out of the target.
  3. Method used for determining # of printing units: IT equipment inventory
  4. Method used for determining # of office employees: Active network accounts
  5. Environmental benefits:  longer-term reduction of e-waste, reduce paper/toner consumption, energy conservation. 
  6. Plans/Strategies:  Developing policy to limit the use of desktop printers. 
  7. Roles and responsibilities: Chief of Environmental Management in collaboration with the Information Technology section.
  8. The ratio of departmental office employees to printing units is unknown for fiscal year 2010–11, hence the information is N/A.

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. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) 2120  
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) FY 2011–12 3%
reduction
 
FY 2012–13 10%
reduction
 
FY 2013–14 20%
reduction
 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Parks Canada Agency has determined its baseline quantities from the 2010–11 fiscal year numbers.
  2. Employee is defined as full-time equivalent employees.
  3. Tracking methodology: PWGSC paper standing offer supplier reports.
  4. Three pronged strategy:
    • Technology: Playbooks, and/or other.
    • Procedures: Electronic processes and systems (ATIP, contracting, scanning, etc.)
    • Awareness: Memos, monitor and report paper use, promote paperless meetings.

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. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of “adopt”: The guide will be considered to have been adopted when the guide has been:
    1. approved by the Chief Administrative Officer;
    2. communicated across the Agency via memo; and
    3. posted on the Intranet.

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, 75% of vehicles purchased annually will be from the Parks Canada Preauthorized Vehicle List.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Percentage of vehicles purchased that were on the Parks Canada Preauthorized Vehicle List. 67%*
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. The Parks Canada Preauthorized Vehicle List includes vehicles that meet criteria (including fuel efficiency) stated in the Parks Canada Light Fleet Vehicle Management Directive.
  2. *The baseline of 67% was determined by using the average percentage of vehicles purchased from 2004–05 to 2009–10 that were on the Parks Canada Preauthorized Vehicle List.

Why this self selected target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific type of commodity and purchasing mechanism;
  2. Measurable: Information available from PWGSC and basic analysis;
  3. Achievable: Consistent with Parks Canada direction;
  4. Relevant: Promotes cost savings and greenhouse gas reduction;
  5. Time-bound: Date established for baseline, target implementation and completion.


By March 31, 2014, 90% of purchases and leases of printers, photocopiers and multifunctional devices will have one or more environmental feature.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of printers, photocopiers and multifunctional devices purchased or leased that has an environmental feature relative to total number purchased. 100
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 80%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Environmental features include duplex printing capability or automatic shutoff/sleep mode.
  2. Internal policies will be reviewed and communicated as required.
  3. Inventory system will be refined to ensure a tracking process is in place.

Why this self selected target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific type of commodity and purchasing mechanism;
  2. Measurable: Information available from financial records and inventory systems;
  3. Achievable: Consistent with Parks Canada direction;
  4. Relevant: Promotes cost savings, greenhouse gas reduction or reduced paper consumption;
  5. Time-bound: Target date established.


As of April 1, 2012, office computers will have a minimum average service life of three years.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Average service life of office computers 3 years
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Internal policies will be reviewed and communicated as required.
  2. Inventory system will be refined to ensure a tracking process is in place.

Why this self selected target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific type of commodity;
  2. Measurable: Information available from inventory systems;
  3. Achievable: Consistent with Parks Canada direction;
  4. Relevant: Promotes cost savings and electronic waste reduction;
  5. Time-bound: Target date established.

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 April 1, 2012, 75% of procurement and contracting personnel will receive green procurement training.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of procurement and contracting personnel with formal green procurement training, relative to total number of procurement and contracting personnel. 35/42
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Specific: Achievement level of 75%, type of employee and type of training
  2. Measurable: Information available from PCA HR and CSPS
  3. Achievable: Procurement and contracting goal of all existing and new employees to take Green Procurement training
  4. Relevant: Targets all relevant employees
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion 

Other reporting considerations:

  1. The number of procurement and contracting personnel with formal green procurement will be tracked.
  2. This is to be achieved by means of an online course offered through the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) Campus Direct.
  3. All new and existing functional specialist staff will be asked to take the training within a specified time frame.
  4. At least 35 of the total 42 procurement and contracting personnel have completed or will have completed the online green procurement training by March 31, 2012.
  5. All procurement and contracting personnel are strongly encouraged to formally engage in green procurement training, as well as Finance and Administration Officers for low dollar value contracts.


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

By April 1, 2012, environmental considerations will be incorporated into the performance evaluations of all managers and functional leads of procurement and contracting.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of performance evaluations of managers and functional leads of procurement and contracting that incorporate environmental considerations, relative to the total number of performance evaluations of managers and functional leads. 6/6
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Specific: Achievement level of 100% and type of employee
  2. Measurable: Information available from PCA HR
  3. Achievable: Procurement and contracting goal of all existing and new managers and functional leads include environmental considerations in their performance evaluations
  4. Relevant: Targets all relevant employees
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion

Other reporting considerations:

  1. The number of performance evaluations of managers and functional leads of procurement and contracting that incorporate environmental considerations will be tracked.
  2. Each manager and functional lead will have an objective included in his/her appraisal to ensure environmental considerations are taken into account in all procurement activities.
  3. Parks Canada has a total of 1 manager (PG-6) and 5 functional leads (PG-5) for procurement and materiel management. Each person has identified environmental considerations within their respective performance evaluations.  


Management processes and controls.

By April 1, 2013, 75% of identified management processes and controls, relating to procurement and contracting will incorporate environmental considerations.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of departmental procurement and contracting processes and controls that incorporate environmental considerations, relative to total number of departmental procurement and contracting processes and controls that should address environmental considerations. 17/19
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Specific: Achievement level of 75% of identified processes and controls
  2. Measurable: Information available within procurement and contracting community
  3. Achievable: Dedicated employees responsible for target
  4. Relevant: Decision making authority for purchases decentralized
  5. Time–bound: Date established for target implementation

Other reporting considerations:

  1. The number of procurement and contracting processes and controls that should address environmental considerations will be tracked.
  2. Parks Canada will continue to explore the integration of environmental performance into planning, acquisition, use and disposal, which can improve the purchasing of green products, reduce the in-use costs and ensure disposal is in accordance with environmental standards. This will include the purchasing of greener products, whether more energy efficient, less harmful or containing a higher percentage of recycled material, which can make a significant impact.
  3. Internal policies on procurement and materiel management will be reviewed and updated to integrate environmental considerations in decision making, from the procurement through to the disposal process.
  4. Parks Canada uses, in addition to its own, processes and controls established by Public Works and Government Services Canada for a large part of its acquisitions.  

Voluntary Reporting on Any Other Greening Government Operations Initiative


By March 31, 2014, carbon emissions resulting from airline business travel will be reduced by 25%.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in carbon emissions by fiscal year 201314, relative to fiscal year 200809. 25%  
Departmental carbon emissions in fiscal year 200809, in tonnes. 2,640  
Departmental carbon emissions in a given fiscal year. FY 2011–12 2420  
FY 2012–13 2200  
FY 2013–14 1980  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Scope: Departmental carbon emission resulting from airline business travel;
  2. Baseline year has been established as 2008-09;
  3. Tracking Methodology: Data is obtained from AMEX travel services and progress reports will be developed and shared annually;
  4. Strategy: Parks Canada has implemented a green meeting guide and travel directive that aims to reduce business travel.



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.