Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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University of Victoria
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
301,000,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
402 Acres

IECC climate region:

Urban fringe of mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
3,892,667.06 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
3,737,000 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
39,889.28 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
13,121.86 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
857,706.97 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Geothermal 0
Hydro 100
Natural gas 0
Nuclear 0
Solar photovoltaic 0
Wind 0
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity 20
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 80
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

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

UVic's natural beauty and west coast island surroundings inspire our deep committment to civic engagement and environmental stewardship. The main Gordon Head campus is situated on 402 acres of suburban mixed developed and forested land on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. The buildings footprint takes up approximately 60 acres, with 39 acres of completely undeveloped land.

There are 61 classroom, office, and multipurpose buildings, and 70 residential housing buildings/units, together totalling 3,892,667 gross square feet of space. Of that, less than 0.5% is energy intensive space and 1.2% is laboratory space.

UVic is a public institution with a total endowment of $301 million, and total annual revenues in 2011/12 of $496 million (40% tuition, 24% from the provincal government, 13% federal government, 12% sales, 3% donations, 4% investment income and 4% other).

Energy used on campus is split between electricity from hydro sources supplied by the public utility company, BC Hydro, and natural gas from Fortis BC.

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