Assessment of entity level greenhouse gas emissions: A case in Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

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Assessment of entity level greenhouse gas emissions: A case in Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Leslie Sam L. Paculba, Rialona Christine An C. Mabida, Geneca Claire M. Perico, Monaliza Joy Zaragoza-Magsayo
J. Bio. Env. Sci.23( 6), 15-25, December 2023.
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Institutions and universities are considered as one of the main contributors of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology (NMSCST) is among the institutions in Northern Mindanao that is perceived to emit relevant amount of GHGs from its different sources. This study therefore aimed to quantify the GHG emissions of NMSCST by utilizing the GHG Protocol Guidelines of 2006. Results revealed a total emission of 655.35 tCO2e covered by Scope 1 and Scope 2. Among the categories under Scope 1 emissions, cooking and heating activities got the highest emissions with the total of 102.52 tCO2e. On the other hand, Scope 2 emissions, which are associated with power use, were found to be the largest source contributing 446.25 tCO2e to the total, or 68% of emissions. Overall, this study highlights the significant GHG emissions at NMSCST, particularly in the areas of cooking and heating emissions and electricity consumption. The findings of the study emphasized the importance of implementing eco-friendly practices to eventually reduce emission patterns of NMSCST and promote a more sustainable future.


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