Energy Report Summary

Overview of FY20-21

UBC Okanagan total energy consumption over the last fiscal year (FY20-21) was 135,427 GJ compared to 144,588 GJ for FY19-20, a 6.34% year over year reduction leading to a 3.61% reduction in total campus energy utility cost from $2.75M in FY19-20 to $2.65M in FY20-21. Greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by approximately 1.3% to 1,981.5 tCO2e/ year mainly due to reduction in Natural Gas consumption by Residences as a result of COVID-19. The total campus energy consumption includes:

  • 8.27% reduction in campus Electricity consumption i.e., from 29,409 MWh in FY19-20 to 26,977 MWh in FY20-21
  • 1.05% reduction in campus Natural Gas consumption i.e., from 38,716 GJ in FY19-20 to 38,310 GJ in FY20-21.

In FY20-21, Heating Degree-Days (HDD) fairly remained same at 3,729 degree-days compared to 3,764 degree-days in FY19-20 whereas Cooling Degree-Days (CDD) reduced by around 10% from 359 degree-days in FY19-20 to 330 degree-days in FY20-21.

Energy Team 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. UBCO Net Positive Modelling Study – Archetype update and Analysis: update the five archetype models from the previous UBC Net Positive Modelling Study using Okanagan climate files and building archetypes that are representative of UBCO new construction with TEUI, TEDI, GHGI results for each archetype
  4. 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
  5. Other: Technical reviews and setting goals, targets and strategies as early as possible for future campus expansions, updating the infrastructure HVAC Asset Management database and updating Technical Guidelines intended to provide minimum standards for campus projects.

In terms of energy efficiency studies/ projects, a few projects have been completed/ in progress like Science Lab Demand Controlled Ventilation, Recommissioning of Arts Building, Recommissioning of RHS Building, Recommissioning of EME Building, Recommissioning of UCH Building, lighting projects and other monitoring improvements. Energy Team related activities such as energy conservation measure implementation, equipment upgrade, personnel funding, new construction etc. in the past fiscal year received around $400,000 in FortisBC incentives.



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

FY2019-2020 Annual Report
FY2018-2019 Annual Report
FY2017-2018 Annual Report
FY2016-2017 Annual Report