Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.32
Liaison Robert Monico
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Fleming College
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.73 / 6.00 Andrew Lloyd
Project coordinator
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 49,178.32 MMBtu 48,077.32 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 36 MMBtu 35.83 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 70,396 MMBtu 60,490 MMBtu
Total 119,610.32 MMBtu 108,603.15 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2017 March 31, 2018
Baseline Year April 1, 2012 March 31, 2013

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Start year of our Sustainability Plan: April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 891,154 Gross Square Feet 846,257 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.13 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.19 MMBtu / GSF 0.19 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 7,804 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 232 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 180,666 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,267,222 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
11.75 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

"Power-down" initiatives before long weekends and Christmas break. Students living in residence are provided with information on how to save energy (e.g. unplug appliances, close curtains, switch off lights). Information about energy saving measures is also provided on website.

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

The building automation system is utilized to regulate temperatures based upon occupancy schedule and close to 100% of college lighting utilizes occupancy sensors

A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:

In 2018 Fleming output $1.36MM spent in upgrades at Frost, Sutherland and Haliburton Campuses.

Peerless Mino LED - Direct Recessed 37-watt fixture delivering 93 lumens per watt and rated for 50,000 hours of use.

A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

The new Kawartha Trade and Technology Centre features passive solar heating. Taking into account the local climate (heating climate), the building features effective insulation, the orientation of windows to capture the sun for heating (south-facing walls), reduction of windows on the north-facing wall, window features aimed to keep the heat and strong summer sun out.
Fleming College's Frost campus has 66 geothermal wells that cover the heating/cooling needs of the Environmental Technology Wing.

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives (e.g. building re-commissioning or retrofit programs):

See attached GGRP list for mechanical upgrades. Approximately $6.6MM

The wall insulation in A-wing renovation was mineral wool, which is made from a non-toxic waste product of the metal smelting industry. Mineral wool has the unique quality of not holding moisture and not promoting mold development.

New low U value windows were installed throughout A-Wing

The ACM panels have a large component of recycled aluminum, which typically makes them eligible for a LEED credit

Additionally, the renovated areas of the building’s lighting were entirely converted to LED, which would reduce the electrical load of the lighting by anywhere between 70%-80%. There are additional savings in environmental waste created by the longevity of LEDs over traditional fluorescent bulbs, which works out to between 18-20 fluorescent bulbs to 1 LED over 25000 hours.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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