Quebec City, Canada
48,000 students University
Being the oldest center of education and one of the largest universities in Canada, Laval University enrolled over 38,000 students by 2012. It is ranked among the top 10 Canadian universities with regards to research funding and offers more than 350 programs.
Housing the Laval University horticultural research centre (CRH), the Envirotron building is designed for students and researchers who conduct research on the quality and safety of horticultural products and the use of environmentally friendly technologies
Energy Efficiency Measures
- Reconfiguration of fresh air systems
- Installation of variable frequency drives on fans
- Connection of cooling water loop to hot water piping
- Addition of a plate heat exchanger on glycol loop & a new pump for return chilled water
The energy efficiency measures implemented resulted in reducing the total energy consumption of the building by 33%. The new systems enabled the university to reduce the energy budget by $65,428 by saving 1,910,931 pounds of steam, 508,014 kWh of electricity and 304,029 ton-hours of chilled water.