Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.82 / 6.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Executive Vice-rectorate
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 457202 MMBtu 397950 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 425793 MMBtu 516857 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 922666 MMBtu 1057148 MMBtu
Total 1805661 MMBtu 1971955 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year May 1, 2014 April 30, 2015
Baseline Year May 1, 2004 April 30, 2005

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 7701825 Gross Square Feet 6498958 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.23 MMBtu / GSF 0.30 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.31 MMBtu / GSF 0.38 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 9574 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 218 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 2653950 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
13569007 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
13.59 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

Centralization using Delta controls allows for schedules (start-stop) of all HVAC systems. Office and classrooms with digital thermastats are connect to this system. In addition, many systems, the make-up of fresh air is adjusted according to the level of occupancy and several VFDs were installed on air conditioning systems and pumps.

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

The student bar-restaurant, The Pub universitaire, is using LED Lighting in almost all applications.

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

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives (e.g. building re-commissioning or retrofit programs):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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