Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.11 / 6.00 Bernard Chan
Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 519,547.70 MMBtu 499,602.51 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 237,784.88 MMBtu 224,007.55 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 11,279 MMBtu 7,280 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,580,845.37 Gross Square Feet 4,310,066.09 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 476,377.18 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3,054
Cooling degree days 2

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 1.05
District steam/hot water 1.50

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:

The energy building consumption baseline was adopted to align with the same year when SFU began taking a full inventory of operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the year 2010.

A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

LED lighting has been installed in numerous parts of the university. One recent project featured the replacement of older lighting in the Academic Quadrangle concourse with LED lighting, funded by the SFU Sustainable Utilities Revolving Fund.

A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

In the summer of 2008, SFU has put up 2 sets of solar collectors on the roof of the Facilities Management Building.

The solar hot water system utilizes the energy from the sunlight to heat the water. It is designed to work with the domestic hot water heater in the building. In the system, a heating fluid (Glycol) is pumped into the solar collectors where it is heated. The heated fluid is then pumped into a heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to the water.

The solar hot water system not only provides domestic hot water to the building, but it also helps SFU reduce natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The system allows SFU to reduce about 40 GJ of natural gas and offset about 2,000 kg of greenhouse gas annually.

A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

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

A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Through the BC Hydro's Continuous Optimization Program (C-Op) program a total of 19 buildings on the Burnaby campus are now connected to energy dashboard displays. These displays provide live data on energy performance, and increase the ability of the Energy Management Office and the operational staff to review energy performance of all the buildings in close to real-time. Performance by the remaining SFU buildings continues to be monitored for future energy project opportunities.

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

A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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