Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 4.00 Bernard Chan
Energy Manager
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
490,896.46 MMBtu

Clean and renewable energy from the following sources::
Performance Year
Option 1: Clean and renewable electricity generated on-site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 34.10 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 37.90 MMBtu
Option 3: Clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes 0 MMBtu
Option 4: Purchased third-party certified RECs and similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a certified green power purchasing option) 0 MMBtu

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

Solar Photovoltaic Panels
In the summer of 2008, SFU installed 54 solar photovoltaic panels on the south face of the Facilities Management Building to convert sunlight to electricity. It is a demonstration project and the purpose is to collect data to determine the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic array.

The panels can generate up to 10 kilowatts of power, and about 10,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. On average, a typical household in the Lower Mainland consumes 8,900 kilowatt hours of electricity.

The project allows SFU to offset 250 kg of greenhouse gas annually.

Interested in finding out how much electricity the panels are generating? Visit our website for live data: http://www.sunnyportal.com/Templates/PublicPageOverview.aspx?page=1486548f-a496-4ea0-bed5-48dd50e90b7c&plant=4afcfd2b-1d53-46d7-b8f4-21348f09fc1d&splang=en-US


A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

Solar Hot Water Panels

In the summer of 2008, SFU installed 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 off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
---

A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
---

The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.