Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.82
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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Dalhousie University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
478,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
453.65 Hectares

IECC climate region:

Mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
497,674.96 Gross Square Metres

Conditioned floor area:
488,325.48 Square Metres

Floor area of laboratory space:
54,263.43 Square Metres

Floor area of healthcare space:
1,350.72 Square Metres

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
67,357.18 Square Metres

Floor area of residential space:
82,862.51 Square Metres

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 2
Coal 63
Geothermal 0
Hydro 7
Natural gas 12
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 9
Other (please specify and explain below) 7

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

These % are from electricity supplied to the university from Nova Scotia Power - https://www.nspower.ca/en/home/about-us/how-we-make-electricity/default.aspx

7-9% (4% oil and diesel and 5% imported)

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 8
Coal 0
Electricity 3
Fuel oil 5
Geothermal 0
Natural gas 84
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.00

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

We have solar thermal systems that pre-heat hot water; solar air and duct system that pre-heats air, and solar pv system that provides electricity to an electric heated house.

Total campus area includes agricultural field acres. These stats include all four campuses. The three urban campuses in downtown Halifax and the Agricultural Campus 100 km away in a rural setting. A few credits include just the Halifax campus as the AC campus merged with Dalhousie recently and baseline data is under establishment.

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