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Energy Consumption Records

 

In order to measure our progress in achieving energy conservation goals we perform detailed tracking and analysis of our energy consumption and greenhouse gases emissions data which we have compiled from 1994 to current.

These data is broken down on a Campus by Campus basis as follows:

  • Cloverdale
  • Horticulture (part of the Langley Campus, but is metered separately)
  • Langley
  • Surrey
  • Richmond
Base Year

Energy reduction goals need to have a stable point of reference so they can be measured effectively. This is called a "Base Year". At Kwantlen there have been significant changes in technology and building size due to new construction and changes in our operations which complicate selecting a suitable base year.  There was minor construction in late 2005 and significant construction from 2006 to 2009 which had a major influence on our consumption and current overall size.

Due to the construction and changes in our buildings our base year used in setting past goals was established at the year 2000.

New mandatory goals established by the Government to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) provide our new target base years that we also need to work with for both of these initiatives. The base year for electricity is 2006 and the base year for reducing GHG emissions is 2007.

Benchmarking

We use internal and external benchmarking to evaluate our energy consumption and to help identify energy savings opportunities to further reduce our energy consumption.

Energy Records

We update our energy records and data annually and have included a link to share this information:

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