Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.43
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date May 3, 2011
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Simon Fraser University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Candace Le Roy
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Science buildings are the greatest users of energy on SFU's Burnaby campus. The South Science Building is one of the single highest energy consumers.

To support the work on building retrofits done through the BC Hydro Continuous Optimization program which aims to reduce energy use in buildings, we have launched a new pilot green labs program in the South Sciences Building.

Working within an overall goal of ‘helping to achieve the Sustainability Advisory Committee’s 5-year goal of reducing total energy use by 2% per year’, the program has the following objectives:

* Reduce energy consumption in the SSB building by 7% (2% minimum) by November 2011.This 7% energy reduction is for total energy which includes natural gas. The energy cost reduction will save the university $16, 104
* Create a single mail list for the SSB (permanent occupants) to ensure better communication
* Ensure energy conservation is part of the orientation process for new students, instructors and lab techs by November 2011 and materials are provided to enable this
* Where appropriate, review and revise employee job descriptions and standard operating procedures to include energy management (e.g., cleaning staff, security staff, purchasing RFPs, etc.)
* Develop energy conservation training and communication materials that can be used on a semesterly basis
* Develop an SSB Energy Committee
* Provide SSB occupants with tools to assist them in their energy saving efforts

Part of this pilot program is the development of an energy conservation tool that provides occupants with a detailed breakdown of how much energy their lab or office uses and where they can assist with reductions in energy use.

It is proposed that the energy savings achieved through this program will be reinvested back into the building and its system upgrades.


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