Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.07
Liaison Michelle McCollum
Submission Date April 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 4.00 Stephanie Foster
Green Team/Sustainability Coordinator
George Brown College
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Total energy consumption, performance year:
184,790 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) 436,080 Kilowatt-hours 1,487.90 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, clean and renewable sources (rights retained/retired) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

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

The College purchase 34,260 kWh monthly (436,080 per year) from Bullfrog Power for 215 King Street East which is the home of the School of Culinary Arts The Chefs House restaurant.
Hi Stephanie,

Bullfrog uses a blend of sources from across Canada, with at least 50% coming from the region in which you’re operating (so at least 50% from Ontario in the is case). As we source from higher carbon grids (in addition to some lower carbon grids as well), this will alter the emissions factor and cause it be different from Ontario’s own emissions factor. You’ll notice that the emissions reduced is higher due to the national mix (so Ontario’s blended factor is 0.248 g CO2e/KWh).


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

Clean and renewable thermal energy (report MMBtu):
Clean and renewable stationary fuels used on-site to generate thermal energy 0 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:

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:
1,487.90 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 1
Coal 2
Geothermal ---
Hydro 23.40
Natural gas 10.90
Nuclear 57.90
Solar photovoltaic 0.80
Wind 3.90
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

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

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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