Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 84.99
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.15 / 4.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
982,737 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
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Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:
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Total 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, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
36,744 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:

Since September 2018, Université Laval has replaced 8% of its natural gaz consumption (produced from fossile issue) by a renewable natural gaz (produced locally from organic matter residues). Therefore, the numbers declare above cover the period from September 2018 to August 2019 inclusively.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Geothermal ---
Hydro 50
Natural gas 48
Nuclear ---
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 2

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

http://www.hydroquebec.com/a-propos/notre-energie.html
The electricity used is all from hydroelectric source.

The other source is oil used for emergency generators ans for the heating system in case of emergency.


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 6.70
Coal ---
Electricity 15
Fuel oil 1
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 77.30
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

We put the portion of renewable natural gaz in the section biomass.
Since september 2018, we replaced 8% of our natural gaz produced from fossile issue by a renewable natural gaz, produced locally from Organinal matter residues.
For this reason, we used the energy from september 2018 to august 2019 inclusively.


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
3.74

We believe that no university in Québec, including Université Laval, can earn this credit. Practically all power used comes from Hydro-Québec, a state monopoly. Hydro-Québec supplies renewable energy (almost all hydroelectricity plus some wind energy). These types of energy create very little pollution, and the energy produced by Hydro-Québec emits very little greenhouse gas. What’s more, Hydro-Québec’s hydroelectricity is very competitively priced compared with other forms of energy.
http://www.hydroquebec.com/a-propos/notre-energie.html

For reasons beyond our comprehension, hydroelectricity is not considered a renewable source of energy in the United States even though it meets all the criteria. Applicants should be eligible for credit if they provide a sufficient explanation, but that is not currently possible.

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