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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.26 / 6.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 87,296.08 MMBtu 92,099 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (excluding transportation fuels) 141,307 MMBtu 183,782 MMBtu
Total 228,603.08 MMBtu 275,881 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year May 1, 2015 April 30, 2016
Baseline Year May 1, 2007 April 30, 2010

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

The building energy baselines are chosen in accordance with the timing of the energy projects. All buildings have undergone energy projects and the baselines are chosen the year piror to the energy project. The energy projects are tracked (measured and verified anually) and reported annually to the Board of Goveners. This is all accomplished with the oversite of the Energy Management Comittee.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 2,622,632 Gross Square Feet 2,622,632 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.11 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.14 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline (0-100):

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4,250.90 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 181.20 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 121,606 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,886,157 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
17.87 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:

In July 2017 LED retrofit was carried out in the Facilities Management building whereby the T8, Compact Fluorescent bulbs and exterior High Pressure Sodium lights were replaced by LED alternatives. The payback period for this is 2.8 years. The old system was using up 12.7 kW per year which was costing around $5,700 to the university. With the new system installed the energy consumption of the building is now more than halved. The new electrical load is 5.4 kW per year which now costs $2,300. 

A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives (e.g. building re-commissioning or retrofit programs):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.