Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.26
Liaison Matt Wolsfeld
Submission Date March 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Saskatchewan
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.11 / 6.00 Vasily Bigildeev
Energy and Emissions Officer
Infrastructure, Planning and Land Development
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 127,849,054 Kilowatt-hours 436,220.97 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 37,248 Kilowatt-hours 127.09 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 1,131,351 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
1,567,699.06 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
754,874.87 Gross square meters

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 47,273.63 Square meters
Healthcare space 7,964.78 Square meters
Other energy intensive space 119,475.49 Square meters

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
984,827.18 Gross square meters

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,782 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 219 Degree-Days (°C)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,001 Degree-Days (°C)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period May 1, 2021 April 30, 2022

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 129,447,803 Kilowatt-hours 441,675.90 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 1,043,174 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
1,484,849.90 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
546,300.60 Gross square meters

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period May 1, 2009 April 30, 2010

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
The energy baseline reduction targets correspond to the GHG reduction targets.

Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
2

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 2.08 MMBtu per square meter 2.65 MMBtu per square meter
Baseline year 2.72 MMBtu per square meter 3.53 MMBtu per square meter

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

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:
Fume hood operation awareness program in labs. A recommissioning program is underway for twenty-six campus buildings to update heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment and control systems.

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:
The university follows its own Energy and Water Conservation Policy as seen here: https://policies.usask.ca/policies/health-safety-and-environment/energy-and-water-conservation.php

A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
The majority of university lights have been retrofitted with LED bulbs/ballasts. Those remaining are considered part of our ongoing renovation and recommissioning efforts.

A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:
Several of our buildings on campus feature passive solar water heating.

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:
No co-generation is currently used by the university, though potential for its use is part of an in-progress decarbonization study.

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
A recommissioning program is underway for twenty-six campus buildings to update heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment and control systems.

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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