Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.23 / 4.00 Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
789,149.12 MMBtu

Clean and renewable electricity (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity from certified/verified clean and renewable sources (i.e., bundled green power purchases) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 178,290 Kilowatt-hours 608.33 MMBtu

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable electricity:

None to date. In our biomass co-gen system we create electricity for the grid that is not counted here.

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

We have on our campuses: 1 kw pole mounted system at the agricultural campus, 11.4 kw system wall mounted at the SUB, 4.16 kw roof ballast mounted at the Weldon Law Bld, 4.2 kw system ground mounted at Sexton campus, 19.5 kW pv as part of a pv/air duct system at the Computer science bld, and 150 kW DC/ 125 kW AC PV at the Innovation and design buildings.

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 44,937 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water from certified/verified clean and renewable sources 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the clean and renewable stationary fuels:

We use waste residue biomass for the District Energy System at the Agriculture Campus.

A brief description of the certified/verified sources of clean and renewable thermal energy:

Unbundled renewable energy products (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Purchased RECs, GOs, I-RECs or equivalent unbundled renewable energy products certified by a third party 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

A brief description of the unbundled renewable energy products:

Total clean and renewable energy generated or purchased:
45,545.33 MMBtu

Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for clean and renewable energy is available:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 3
Coal 55
Geothermal 0
Hydro 9
Natural gas 12
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 15
Other (please specify and explain below) 6

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

Other is "Imports"
These % are from electricity supplied to the university from Nova Scotia Power - https://www.nspower.ca/en/home/about-us/todayspower.aspx#

Natural gas numbers include oil. - Other is imported from neighbouring provinces

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 9.48
Coal 0
Electricity 4.48
Fuel oil 1.99
Geothermal 0.31
Natural gas 83.53
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.21

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

Other = propane

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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