Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.94
Liaison Tanya Roberts
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Durham College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Doug Crossman
Manager, Mechanical Systems & Energy
Facilities Management
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
21,165,759.80 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
162.76 MMBtu

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

Solar panels: DC expanded the Whitby campus in 2009 to build capacity. The 20,000-square-foot expansion allowed for 350 solar panels to be installed. The photovoltaic cells provide clean energy back to the grid with a combined capacity of 72 kilowatts of electricity.

The new CfCE LEED Gold building also includes 64 rooftop solar panels with a capacity of 20.8 kilowatts of electricity.

https://durhamcollege.ca/new-notable/dc-highlights/dcs-centre-for-collaborative-education-has-achieved-leed-gold-level-certification

http://durham.solarvu.net/green/solarVuLive.php?ac=durham&dr=cachelan


Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

Geothermal: the Whitby campus expansion incorporated a new ground source heat pump (GSHP) system to provide adequate and energy-efficient heating and cooling to the expansion. The GSHP system uses 70 tonnes of refrigeration cooling-load pumped through 32 U-shaped pipes installed approximately 150 m underground. Depending on the season, the system circulates to transfer hot or cool air into the building.


Total 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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
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A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:
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Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
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A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:
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Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
0.00

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