Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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Dalhousie University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
813581 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 538 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 0 MMBtu
Option 3: Clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :

The following renewable energy projects have been implemented: solar wall, solar PV/duct system (new, so no data in the calculation) and Solar thermal for pre-heating domestic hot water. Additional solar and other renewable projects are in the planning and implementation stages. The Truro campus uses biomass for district heating.


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

Dalhousie has a goal in the University Sustainability Plan to identify and implement renewable energy on campus. Since the passing of the Plan in 2010 the university has undertaken a campus wide-solar study for the Halifax campuses and a Renewable Energy Plan for the Truro campus (new campus from recent merger -2012). This is not calculated in the score because since the merger there has not been enough time passed to have a full baseline and performance year of data.

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