Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
OP-9: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.07 / 4.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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Total energy consumption (all sources, transportation fuels excluded), performance year:
109,760.87 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 35 MMBtu
Option 2: Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site 1,911 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 :

A new solar photovoltaic system for the TRU Student Union building has been operational since 2014, and is now producing TRU's first electricity! The system is tied-in with the grid and it's anticipated that the system will produce 35 MMBtu a year of electricity.


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

Solar arrays have been installed on the Campus Activity Centre, Old Main, and Culinary Arts in order to heat water and reduce reliance upon non-renewable sources of energy.
A geothermal heat pump system is used to provide heating/cooling at the House of Learning building.


A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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A brief description of the RECs and/or similar renewable energy products:
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The website URL where information about the institution's renewable energy sources is available:

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