Pulse Energy Webinar - Strategies for Reducing Energy Use on Campus


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Are you charged with reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases on your campus? View this webinar to learn how two top universities are meeting this challenge by reducing building energy use.

This webinar featured Jerome Conraud, McGill's Energy Manager, Utilities & Energy Management, and John Metras, University of British Columbia's Managing Director of Infrastructure Development and their presentation of:

* UBC's ECOTrek project and the keys to its success in reducing energy consumption across the campus by 23%
* McGill's plans for reducing campus energy use by 12%
* The role of building energy management software in communicating energy conservation to internal and external stakeholders

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Pulse Energy Webinar - Strategies for Reducing Energy Use on Campus

  1. 1. Strategies for Reducing Energy Use on Campus John Metras, University of British Columbia Jerome Conraud, McGill University David Helliwell, Pulse Energy
  2. 2. 3 Things You Want to Know AboutThis Presentation1. The presentation will be 60minutes including Q&A2. You can send your questions tous via the GoToWebinar controlpanel at any time3. We will send out a link to therecording after the presentation
  3. 3. About Pulse Energy• Founded in 2006• Co-founders’ backgrounds: • software • building energy
  4. 4. Pulse Energy Management Software
  5. 5. Pulse Energy Management Software• Manage Your Energy Data
  6. 6. Pulse Energy Management Software• Engage Your Building Occupants in Energy Reduction
  7. 7. Pulse Energy Management Software• See How Your Buildings Measure Up
  8. 8. Occupant / Public Engagement
  9. 9. Reducing Energy Use Through Contests
  10. 10. Data Management
  11. 11. Measuring and Reporting Energy Savings
  12. 12. The University of British Columbia • 2 campuses: Vancouver and Kelowna • 48,000 students • Global leader in Clean Energy, Forestry, Sustainable Urban Development, Health Research, Asian Studies • Kyoto targets achieved in 2007 in a context of 30% growth
  13. 13. UBC Ecotrek Program• Canada’s largest university energy/water retrofit project• $35M in energy and water retrofits to 288 buildings• Interior and exterior lighting upgrades• HVAC and BMS system upgrades• Steam system refurbishment and upgrades• Energy management training for ops staff
  14. 14. Ecotrek Objectives• Reduce energy and water costs• Minimize environmental impacts• Reduce deferred maintenance backlog• Improve building occupant comfort
  15. 15. Implementation Strategy• Partnered with BC Hydro and internal stakeholders• Negotiated performance contract including energy usage baselines• Started with small lighting retrofit to prove concept
  16. 16. Implementation Strategy, Continued• Employed rigorous project controls and internal coordination• Created program name and logo• Promoted successes to make partners look good
  17. 17. Ecotrek Results & BenefitsCompared to 2000 levels, in 2007/2008 Ecotrek hadachieved:• 23% reduction of energy consumption per m2• 35% reduction of water consumption per m2• 23% reduction of GHG emissions per m2• 86% reduction in NOx emissions• $15-20M reduction in deferred maintenance• Improved indoor air quality• Enhanced reputation for leadership in sustainability
  18. 18. Energy Management• Technical training for operations staff (EcoTrek)• Energy dashboard pilot programs (Pulse Energy) – Phase 1: Dashboard for building users – Phase 2: EM software for operations staff
  19. 19. Energy Management, Continued• Energy management policy• Continuous optimization program (BC Hydro) – Pilot program to audit, retrofit and monitor campus buildings
  20. 20. Future Plans• Smart Energy System Project – Biomass and alternative energy – District energy system - steam to hot water conversion – Continuous optimization• Goal to reduce carbon emissions by 33% by 2015, 67% by 2020 and 100% by 2050• Reduce or avoid carbon tax and emission off-set costs ($3.3M/year)
  21. 21. Biomass Demonstration UBC Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Project Building: Four story CLT building Gross Power: 1.95 MWe for export Net Thermal: 8000 lbs/hr for district heating CO2 Red: 4,000 tpy of GHG reduction
  22. 22. Steam to Hot Water Conversion• Replaces aging steam heating system with hot water district energy system.• Reduces energy demand and GHG emissions by 24%• Capital cost: $84.8M• Implementation to be phased over 5 years• Generates ~$4.0M in average annual operational & energy costs savings
  23. 23. Continuous Optimization• The UBC Continuous Optimization Program is targeting a 10% reduction in energy consumption and GHG emissions by 2015• Optimization (audits and re-commissioning), Monitoring, Targeting and Reporting, Sustainable Behaviors.• Measurement & verification of results with Pulse Energy’s software
  24. 24. Energy Management at McGillUtilities and Energy Management Jerome Conraud, Jr. Eng. Pulse Energy Webinar |Strategies for Reducing Energy on Campus| March 29, 2011
  25. 25. > presentation• Who we are History and energy facts• Where we’re heading Ambitious, yet achievable goals• How to get there Five-year action plan
  26. 26. > history facts• Established in 1881• 21 faculties and professional schools• 9 million square feet (2011)• 35,000 students (2011)• 14,000 employees (faculty, researchers, administrative and support staff)• Ranks in top 5 of all Canadian universities in terms of research endowment
  27. 27. > energy facts Energy Use (all campuses) in GJ – FY 2009-2010 • 1.4 million GJ total energy use622,602 • $19 million expenditures • 30,000 tons CO2 equivalent 2.1 ton CO2 equivalent / FTE • Two power houses producing 500,000,000 lbs/yr 779,317 4,224 • Classrooms, research labs, office space, athletic facilities, residences, etc. Electricity Natural Gas Heating Oil
  28. 28. > yesterday…Historical energy use per square meter2.302.
  29. 29. > … and tomorrow Predictions on future energy use per square meter2.30 2.302.25 2.252.20 2.202.15 2.152.10 2.102.05 2.052.00 2.001.95 1.951.90 1.901.85 Ministry of Education 1.851.80 objectives: -14% 1.80
  30. 30. > a holistic approach Five-Year Energy Mgmt Plan CatalyzeInnovation change, and empoweralternative and engage energies the Energy community Management Integrate energy Energy agenda to standards CRD projects on campus
  31. 31. > energy mgmt plan• $35M investment over five years (2010-2015)• $6M annual energy savings• 14% energy intensity (GJ/m²) reduction• 35,000 tons CO2 eq. (6,400 cars off the road for one year)
  32. 32. EMP > energy monitoring system• 50 buildings – 350 meters for electricity, steam, natural gas, chilled water, hot water• Annual reports on savings for Accounting/Finance• Reach out to the community, foster student initiatives, annual energy competition in student residences, and much more
  33. 33. EMP > energy monitoring system• 50 buildings – 350 meters for electricity, steam, natural gas, chilled water, hot water
  34. 34. EMP > energy monitoring system• Annual reports on savings for Accounting/Finance
  35. 35. EMP > energy monitoring system• Reach out to the community, foster student initiatives, annual energy competition in student residences, and much more
  36. 36. EMP > energy conservation measures• Lighting retrofits • Energy Audits• Building ReCx • Other Major Projects
  37. 37. > thank youJerome ConraudEnergy Manager | Utilities & Energy Mgmt | McGill514.398.5870jerome.conraud@mcgill.cawww.mcgill.ca/facilities/utilities/energymanagement
  38. 38. Survey ResultsMy biggest challenge when it comes to reducing energy use on campus is:
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  44. 44. Thank you! Additional questions?  Contact Pulse Energy at: 1-877-331-0530 or at info@pulseenergy.com Look for future and archived webinars on our website: www.pulseenergy.com/resources/webinars