Green transportation. Green wrap job. Green in the wallet. Energy-efficient electric vehicle joins UFV fleet UFV adds electric car to its vehicle fleet
In partnership with Fortis BC, and FRESCo (engineering specs), UFV participated in the Residential Apartment Efficiency Program. This program is aimed at reducing utility costs (water and natural gas) through the installation of water efficient shower heads and faucet aerators. The less hot water that is used, the less that needs to be heated – … Read moreBaker House Energy and Water Efficiency Upgrades… and for free!
UFV SEMP 2017-2018 It was a cooler than normal year, yet, we still managed to increase the efficiency in which we use energy (electricity and natural gas)! As UFV develops, some buildings are sold, some are purchased, others are leased, or leased out. Every building utilizes energy differently and more or less effectively. It is … Read moreStrategic Energy Management Plan Report 2017-2018
UFV has four Level 2 stations capable of charging up to 8 vehicles simultaneously that are available to all students, staff, and faculty free of charge. Installed in 2012/2013 at the Aerospace Campus (1), Abbotsford Campus (2), and CEP (1), there was been significant year-over-year increases in unique charging sessions, energy provided for cost-free charging, … Read moreElectric Vehicles – Have We Maxed Out Our Charging Stations?
Collaboration with other post secondary institutes is an easy way to improve our services. Collaborating with other schools to make group-purchases of natural gas? It’s a bit out there, but it works. Things seem to always be cheaper when purchases in bulk, and natural gas is no different. In 2017 we added another large account … Read moreApril 2018 – BCNET Bulk NG Purchases – Bulk Cost Savings
Each year a call for proposals is made for innovative projects and programs. In the summer of 2017 the Energy Manager proposed installing EndoTherm – a 100% organic, biodegradable and is proven to reduce the surface tension of the boiler water by 60-70%. This increases the effective surface area reached by the circulating water which … Read moreMarch 2018 – EndoTherm
Get Your Fleece On! Or, simply “The Fleece Blanket Program” as it became known had a successful sophomore heating season. With the overwhelming response from 2016/17, and the waiting list for inventory that ensued, a continuation of the program was essential. Similar to the previous year, fleece blankets were provided to employees who were feeling … Read moreWinter 2017/2018 – Get Your Fleece On! 2.0
November 20-24th, 2017, the annual Sweater Week was run, building on successes from the 2016 event. From an operational level, this year it was decided that temperatures would be lowered by 2c (to a minimum of 19.5c). These reductions would be realized across all academic buildings and offices at both main campuses in Abbotsford and … Read moreNovember 2017 – Sweater Week – Selfie Contest and Lots of Prizes
UFV is home to two LEED® Gold certified buildings. Canada Education Park Building A was built in 2012, and emits 68% less carbon per m2 annually than other non-certified buildings at UFV. On September 26th the plaque was unveiled with speeches and cake. Abbotsford Building S, the Student Union Building, was built in 2014, and … Read moreLEED Gold Celebration Events (September 2017 & January 2018)
In an effort to increase awareness of sustainability on campus, who better to involve than those that live on campus? The Energy Efficient Residences campaign was designed to start to connect students to the campus, and begin to participate in the increasing sustainability culture that is being developed. In coordinating with the Housing Operations staff … Read moreSeptember 2017 -> March 2018 – Energy Efficient Residences