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Energy Management Program

Our mission

  • Reduce energy use on the Fredericton and Saint John UNB campuses by operating the buildings and equipment in the most efficient manner possible
  • Enhance the campuses learning environments with improved lighting and occupant comfort
  • Increase awareness of energy consumption on both campuses and recommend measures to be more energy efficient

Timeline

1996 

Board of Governors (BOG) approves formalized Energy Management Program (EMP) for UNB - Fredericton to invest in energy projects that will have a return on investment through utility cost avoidances. Budget: $3.4 million.

2009

Amendment #2 approved by BOG for campus-wide total-building retrofits. Budget: $7 million.

2012

Amendment #3 approved by BOG with a focus on emerging technology, and stakeholder engagement. Budget: $4 million.

2017

BOG approves official Energy Management Program for UNBSJ. Budget: $2.85 million.

2020

BOG approves EMP2.0, a new funding structure that takes a holistic approach to approving projects. Budget: $2 million for small scale, Energy Management Committee (EMC) approval for projects over $500,000.

Continued investments

The BOG continues to invest in the Energy Management Program for energy projects to mitigate the financial impact of rising utilities costs, to reduce UNBF’s environmental footprint, to demonstrate continued leadership in energy efficiency and fiscal responsibility, and to create a more comfortable work and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Performance highlights up to 2020

  • $13.7 million invested in 176 projects with forecasted cost avoidance target of $23.3 million over 10 years.
  • Cost avoidance of $22.3 million, which is $5.9 million in excess of target to the end of 2019-2020 fiscal.
  • Third party funding of $2.1 million has been received and reinvested into the EMP.
  • In FY 2019-20, the EMP was responsible for avoidance of $2.1 million of utility costs.

Annual reports

Energy Management Committee

The Energy Management Committee reports annually on the performance of the Energy Management Program.