Public Disclosure of Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
ITC FEDERAL 2022 GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Scope 1: Fleet Vehicles and Generators
Information Technology Coalition (ITC), Inc., dba ITC Federal calculated its company-controlled fleet vehicles using the vehicle make, model, and year in addition to fuel consumption in gallons and distance traveled in miles provided by our corporate office staff associated with each vehicle type to calculate total annual emissions. We converted the reported data into Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol’s tool for calculating emissions from mobile sources. Emissions in the calculation include CO2, Methane (CH4), and Nitrous Oxide (N2O), and the emissions factors and global warming potential values that were used from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GHG Emission Factors from Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories (www.epa.gov).1
Scope 2: Facilities
ITC occupied approximately 837 square feet of leased space and no residential space in 2022. Consequently, all facilities’ emissions fall in Scope 2. We used data from company utility bills and average annual electricity used by square foot data for similar Professional and Administrative Offices from the U.S. Energy Information Administration 2018 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey to calculate annual kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity used in these facilities.
After kWh consumption was determined, we used the GHG emissions factors from the EPA’s eGRID202 to calculate each building’s emissions (differentiated by region). The formula we used to calculate emissions is GHG emissions = Electricity consumed (in MWh) x EPA regional GHG emissions factor. We converted Nitrous Oxide and Methane emissions to Carbon Dioxide using global warming potentials from the EPA GHG Emission Factors from Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories (www.epa.gov).2 Emissions in the calculation include CO2, CH4, and N2O.
FY2022 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Company Statement
ITC’s 2022 GHG emissions are listed in the following exhibits below.
ITC Federal’s GHG 2022 Annual GHG Scope 1 and Scope 2 Emissions Breakdown.
ITC Federal’s GHG 2022 Annual GHG Scope 1 and Scope 2 Emissions Summary.
Compliance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard
The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard establishes standards and guidelines for businesses and other organizations creating a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory. The standard covers the accounting and reporting of seven greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol – CO2, CH4, N2O, Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PCFs), Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), and Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3).
In ITC’s current 2022 report, ITC’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions were calculated in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and its latest GHG emission factors. Our report summarizes emissions from three of the most important gases: CO2, CH4, and N2O.
The two reporting scopes are understood and defined as emissions from:
SCOPE 1 – Company-owned fleet vehicles and generators
SCOPE 2 – Electricity purchased from utility providers
To create this report and its summary figures, we used the following protocol:
(1) Identify GHG emissions sources
(2) Select a GHG emissions calculation approach
(3) Collect activity data and choose emission factors
(4) Apply calculation formulas
(5) Summarize GHG emissions data at the corporate level.
In the reporting statement provided, common guidance on reporting to the corporate level was followed, including:
- Brief description of the emission sources
- A list with a comparison of previous years was provided
- Reporting period covered
- Trends evident in the data