Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Don Forster
Submission Date March 30, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seneca College
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.63 / 6.00 Paula Echeveste
Sustainability Supervisor
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 108,889 MMBtu 104,014 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 12,910 MMBtu 11,587 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 107,203 MMBtu 74,724 MMBtu
Total 229,002 MMBtu 190,325 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2018 March 31, 2019
Baseline Year April 1, 2015 March 31, 2016

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):

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 284,027.70 Gross Square Metres 219,147.10 Gross Square Metres

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM
Source energy 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM

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 3,189 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 798 Degree-Days (°C)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 26,974.90 Square Metres
Healthcare space 53 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
384,787.90 Gross Square Metres

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

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):

Energy dashboard at entrance to NH campus; turn off lights/computer stickers/reminders

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

Installation of occupancy sensors in classrooms, offices, WCs to control lighting; overnight/weekend/holiday temperature setback; OA temperature reset; demand-control ventilation in limited meeting rooms; HVAC and lighting overnight scheduling

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

LED is standard new installation; implemented low-mercury lighting policy; undergoing LED retrofit at Newnham Campus (70% complete) and King Campus (80% complete)

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

Installed geoexchange system (97 boreholes) at King Campus in 2019

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):

Energy efficient units considered during renewal projects; appliances in residences and kitchen ES rated

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Minor discrepancies for gross floor area, laboratory space, other energy-intensive space due to IC-2 numbers being the most recent available data while OP-5 numbers are solely from performance year.

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