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Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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Wilfrid Laurier University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie MacPhee
Manager: Sustainability Office
Facilities and Asset Management
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 91700.51 MMBtu 104056.11 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 253254.88 Gross Square Metres 212981.89 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 8035.83 Square Metres
Healthcare space 0 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 166
Cooling degree days 199

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 2.05
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

Timers are used within the building automation system (BAS) to regulate temperatures on the Waterloo campus. During off hours (11:00 PM to 6:00 AM and on weekends), building set points can be modified to reduce energy consumption. The BAS system actively monitors the space to allow for override temperature settings should the need arise. These temporary set point modifications will also allow for the throttling back of exhaust/supply air fans as required.


A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

Applications for LED lighting include exterior lighting (wallpack replacements) and some indoor (meeting room/office) spaces. There are plans in place to re-evaluate the gymnasium spaces in Athletic Complex and Stadium buildings within the next few years.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

Laurier's Brantford campus is equipped with comprehensive lighting control systems (Lutron). Passive Infrared and ultrasonic sensors are currently in use for these applications.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Laurier is equipped with utility sub-meters for electricity, natural gas, and water which are installed in all buildings on the Waterloo, Kitchener and Brantford campuses. Laurier's Energy dashboard virtually displays real-time data of energy consumption for every building and tracks usage patterns and building performance. It centralizes all information into one central location- the building dashboard webpage.


A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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*Baseline is 2009, performance year is 2012

Conversions done using online unit conversions. Original data is as follows:

Total building energy consumption 2009 = 30488166 kWh
Total building energy consumption 2012 = 26868008 kWh

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