Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.28
Liaison Cynthia Philippe
Submission Date May 12, 2021

STARS v2.2

Universite du Quebec a Montreal
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.41 / 6.00 Cynthia Philippe
Sustainability advisor
Service du développement organisationnel
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 107,930,549 Kilowatt-hours 368,259.03 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 48,000 Kilowatt-hours 163.78 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 92,513.59 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
460,936.39 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
436,877.42 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 12,165.93 Square Metres
Healthcare space 0 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 5,304.61 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
466,513.89 Gross Square Metres

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,578 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 399 Degree-Days (°C)

Total degree days, performance year:
4,977 Degree-Days (°C)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period May 1, 2018 April 30, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 114,186,783 Kilowatt-hours 389,605.30 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 111,395.98 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
501,001.29 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
421,773 Gross Square Metres

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period May 1, 2012 April 30, 2013

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

Institutional targets for reducing unit energy consumption compared to 2012-2013 to be reached by 2029-2030, i.e. -15% reduction.

This is the baseline from the provincial goverment : https://transitionenergetique.gouv.qc.ca/affaires/secteurs/secteur-institutionnel/cibles-de-reduction-institutionnelles


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
2

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

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
10.11

Documentation to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency:

All University light switches have signage stickers inviting the community to turn off the lights.

The efforts made since the implementation (modernization of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment as well as the control systems) of the UQAM Energy Efficiency Program in 2006 have made it possible to reduce annual GHG emissions by 35%.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

Not applicable


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

Not applicable


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

90 photovoltaic solar panels have been installed on the Coeur des sciences building and operate all year round, even in winter. Three other installations can be found on the mechanical lean-to on the roof of the second floor of the Science Library, on the south-west facing part. Three different technologies have been installed, two of these three solar walls recover thermal energy only, while the third combines photovoltaic and thermal technologies (https://www.actualites.uqam.ca/2019/des-panneaux-solaires-UQAM).


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

Not applicable


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

Not applicable


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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