Energy Report Summary

Overview of Q2 of FY20-21

UBCO Campus total energy consumption over the past quarter (Q2 2020) was 22,894 GJ compared to 25,305 GJ for Q2 last year (Q2 2019), a 9.53% year over year quarterly reduction (in line with a 9.62% reduction in energy consumption in Q1) leading to a 6.4% reduction in total campus energy utility cost. This total energy consumption includes:

  • 70% reduction in campus Electricity consumption i.e. from 6,516 MWh in Q2 2019 to 5,949 MWh in Q2 2020
  • 20% reduction in campus Natural Gas consumption i.e. from 1,848 GJ in Q2 2019 to 1,479 GJ in Q2 2020

In Q2 2020, CDD increased by 30 degree-days from 242 in Q2 2019 to 272 in Q2 2020 whereas HDD remained flat i.e. 218 degree-days in 2020 vs 220 degree-days in 2019. Hence, this reduction in campus energy consumption can be primarily attributed to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) and a few energy conservation measures implemented in Q2 to Q4 of FY 19-20.

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.


Current Quarterly Report

Current Annual Report

Previous Reports

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