Energy Report Summary

Overview of Q3 of FY20-21

UBCO Campus total energy consumption over the past quarter (Q3 2020) was 42,030 GJ compared to 43,609 GJ for Q3 last fiscal year (Q3 2019), a 3.62% year over year quarterly reduction leading to a 3.5% reduction in total campus energy utility cost. This total energy consumption includes:

  • 8.58% reduction in campus Electricity consumption i.e. from 8,154 MWh in Q3 2019 to 7,454 MWh in Q3 2020
  • 6.5% increment in campus Natural Gas consumption i.e. from 14,254 GJ in Q3 2019 to 15,193 GJ in Q3 2020s

In Q3 2020, a 4% reduction in Heating Degree-Days (HDD) was observed i.e. from 1,444 degree-days in Q3 2019 to 1384 degree-days in Q3 2020. A detailed investigation was conducted to understand the increment of Natural gas consumption in Q3 2020 compared to Q3 2019, refer to FY20-21 Q3 Quarterly Report for further details.

Energy Operations has been actively working on developing appropriate policies and guidelines that assist in meeting long-term campus energy and carbon goals through the following initiatives:

  1. Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP) 2020: explore potential energy demand-side management scenarios (DSM) towards achieving GHG emission goals
  2. High-Level Net-Zero Carbon District Energy (DE) Strategy: develop high-level options to reach a future state (with a view of modernization, renewal, and growth to serve both existing and new loads) anticipating Campus growth consistent with UBC Okanagan goals and aspirations
  3. Energy Monitoring and Data Management Platform: develop an intelligent data driven energy monitoring and management system for micro communities using statistical and advanced data analysis methods
  4. Other: Technical reviews and setting goals, targets and strategies as early as possible for future campus expansions and updating Technical Guidelines intended to provide minimum standards for campus projects

In terms of actual studies/ projects, a few projects have been completed/ in progress like Science Lab Demand Controlled Ventilation, Recommissioning of Arts Building, Recommissioning of RHS Building and other monitoring improvements.



FY20-21 Q3 Quarterly Report

Current Annual Report

Previous Reports

FY20-21 Q2 Quarterly Report
FY20-21 Q1 Quarterly Report
FY19-20 Q3 Quarterly Report
FY19-20 Q2 Quarterly Report
FY19-20 Q1 Quarterly Report
FY18-19 Q3 Quarterly Report
FY18-19 Q2 Quarterly Report
FY18-19 Q1 Quarterly Report
FY17-18 Q3 Quarterly Report

FY2018-2019 Annual Report
FY2017-2018 Annual Report
FY2016-2017 Annual Report