ESFA Guidance for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting

To Financial Year End 31st August 2022 


In line with the guidance for Streamlined Energy and Carbon reporting, designed to increase awareness of energy costs and usage within organisations and provide data to assist in help with reducing negative impact on climate and the environment; Middlesbrough College can report the figures below calculated and based on UK Government Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Protocol. 

Quantification and Reporting Methodology 

Emissions have been calculated and reported in line with their individual scope and classification as per the guidance set out by the UK Government GHG Protocol. The college have followed 2022 HM Government Reporting Guidelines and used the 2022UK Government’s conversion factors for Company Reporting.  

Streamlined energy and carbon reporting for college corporations -

Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2022 -


Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) 2021-22 

The report below details Energy for the following buildings and car parks, as used by Middlesbrough College. 

Electricity   Gas   Solar PV  
 Main Building   Main Building    MC6, Sixth Form        
 MC6, Sixth Form  MC6, Sixth Form   STEM 
 STEM & HE  STEM & HE   
 TTE (South Bank)   TTE (South Bank)          
 MC6 Construction     
 Vulcan Street Car Park          
 Open Space Lighting    


Reporting of Carbon Emissions  

A widely accepted approach is to identify and categorise emissions-releasing activities into three groups known as scopes. These are defined in the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and are described below; 

Scope 1 - Direct GHG emissions 

Emissions from activities owned or controlled by the corporation that releases emissions into the atmosphere e.g. gas boiler emissions and owned vehicle fuel  

Scope 2 - Energy indirect GHG emissions  

Emissions from own consumption of purchased electricity, heat, steam and cooling. These are a consequence of the corporations activities but are from sources not controlled e.g. electricity.  

Scope 3 - All other indirect GHG emissions  

Emissions because of the corporation's actions where the source is not owned or controlled e.g. business travel in staff cars. 


SECR Energy Use and Carbon Emissions Disclosure 

Middlesbrough College disclose their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for which they are responsible in line with SECR requirements.  

 Energy Source  Consumption Scope  Emissions conversion factor  kgCO2e  tCo2e 
 Gas – total kWh (kilowatt-hours) used for the year, taken from gas bills for each site   5,455,396 kWh   Scope 1   .018   981971.2   981.97 
 Electricity – total kWh used for the year, taken from the electricity bills for each site   5,314,298 kWh   Scope 2  0.19338   1027679   1027.68 
 Transport – total miles of Fleet vehicles (passenger cars)   30761 miles   Scope 1   0.27465   8448.5   8.45 
 Transport – total miles of Fleet vehicles (Delivery)   

907 miles 

* 1.13 (conversion factor for kWh) = 2901.84 kWh (net cv) per unit 

 Scope 1   0.27   783.50   0.78 
 Transport – total milage reimbursed from staff claims   107,384   Scope 3  0.27465   29,493.01   29.50 
 Total           2,048.38 


Intensity measurement  

The chosen intensity measurement ratio is Total Gross emissions in metric tonnes (CO2e) per staff member (FTE) this is the ratio recommended for the sector.  

tCO2e  Volume  tCO2e Ratio 
 Tonnes of CO2e per member of staff (FTE)      1093.04 staff   1.87 tCO2e per member of staff (FTE) 
 Tonnes of CO2e per student    12347 students       0.166 tCO2e per Student 
 Tonnes of CO2e per £100,000 Turnover   £50,246,000   4.08 tCO2e per £100,000 Turnover