Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.14 / 6.00 Christie Nairn
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 374,899 MMBtu 249,909 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 107,784 MMBtu 110,572 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 13,699,707 MMBtu 14,042,413 MMBtu
Total 14,182,390 MMBtu 14,402,894 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year April 1, 2016 March 31, 2017
Baseline Year April 1, 1990 March 31, 1991

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):

The baseline year, 1990/1991, was adopted because the University began, at that time, its energy and water saving measures.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 6,400,712 Gross Square Feet 4,172,862 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 2.22 MMBtu / GSF 3.45 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 2.22 MMBtu / GSF 3.46 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 5,056.50 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 161.10 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 456,137 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,368 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
7,480,918 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
363.35 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):

The Green Office program and Residence Advisor handbooks help guide sustainable lifestyle practices including turning off the lights when not in a room or turning off computers overnight. These outreach efforts are organized by the Office of Sustainability.

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

Variable air volume systems work in tandem with CO2 sensors to control fresh air intake.

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

EXIT signs have been switched to energy conserving LED lights.
Over 85,000 light fixtures around the campuses have also been updated.

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

Heat recovery from several buildings with high solar gain (e.g. Pembina Hall).

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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