Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.19
Liaison Allison Lutz
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Selkirk College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.76 / 6.00 Ron Zaitsoff
Director of Facilities
Facilities and Maintenance
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 35054.80 MMBtu 44639.42 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 15910.50 MMBtu 16641.30 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 46358 Gross Square Metres 41929 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 117 Square Metres
Healthcare space 0 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3667
Cooling degree days 322

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 2.05
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

In 2014, exterior lighting at the Silver King and 10th St. campuses was upgraded to LED.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

Geothermal heating is employed at the MIR Centre for Peace at the Castlegar campus. The 10th St. Residence building also uses geothermal heating.


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

In 2015, Prism Engineering wrote a Re-Commissioning Report for Selkirk College, Castlegar Campus. The study resulted in a list of measures that could be taken to make operational improvements and reduce energy consumption. The College has taken action on a number of these measures and has completed the following ones, with respect to the Direct Digital Control (DDC) system :
-Adjust Weekly Schedules
-Implement a DDC Summer Schedule
-Gym Air Handling Units (HVU’s) - Demand Controlled Ventilation


A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:
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A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:

A Power Saints Campaign was launched in 2015. This campaign was the result of an audit carried out that documented total appliances in personal offices. Education about the college's energy reduction goals and about alternatives to high energy consuming appliances was offered to employees. Incentives were offered to employees who made changes that increased energy efficiency.


A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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