City of Brantford - Energy Management 

Energy Management in City of Brantford Facilities

The City of Brantford is dedicated to corporate energy conservation and environmental sustainability. Energy is essential to the operation of the City’s buildings, services and production of water and treatment of wastewater. Facilities Management staff work closely with all City departments to identify energy-saving opportunities, investigate and capitalize on rebate and grant-funding programs and implement cost effective energy retrofit projects throughout City facilities.

City Council endorsed the Corporate Energy Management Plan 2014-19 on June 23, 2014. Click to learn more about City’s Energy Management Plan.

Energy Use for City Facilities

The 2011 through 2014 average energy intensity for City facilities is shown in the table below. The unit of measure is "equivalent kilowatt hour" per square foot of space. Kilowatt hour (kWh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt of power expanded for one hour of time; for energy such as natural gas, units are converted to ekWh (equivalent kilowatt hour). There are a number of factors that influence energy use over any given year; some factors are energy reduction initiatives, climate, building occupancy and operational practices.

2011-2014 Average Energy Intensity ek Wh/sq ft

Public Works & Corporate Facilities 2011 2012 2013 2014
Trend
Corporate Facilities (Administrative) 23.3 23.9 21.8 21.8 downward trend
Works Yards 20.4 22.0 27.5 32.9 upward trend
Farmers' Market 22.4 24.2 23.3 26.4 upward trend
Market Parkade (Office) 17.4 17.3 20.5 17.3 downward trend
Airport Records Building 8.5 5.4 4.2 1.2 downward trend
Public Works - Corporate Average 18.2 22 25.0 26.2 upward trend
2011-2014 Average Energy Intensity ekWh/sq ft

Community Services Facilities 2011 2012 2013 2014 Trend
Arenas/Pools (including multi-use) 67.5 70.4 74.7 80.8 upward trend
Community Centres 23.6 19.9 22.8 23.9 upward trend
Museum/Historical Sites 18 16.7 17.1 14.7 downward trend
Tourism Centre 37.7 31.8 35.1 40.1 upward trend
Recreation Facilities 19.2 20.8 23.9 20.3 downward trend
Cemeteries 6.2 5.2 5.8 6.4 upward trend
Golf Operations 25.8 22.7 22.5 19.1 downward trend
Community Services Average 42.7 34.4 45.9 49.0 upward trend
2011-2014 Average Energy Intensity ekWh/sq ft

City Service Facilities 2011 2012 2013 2014 Trend
Fire/EMS 27.2 27.9 28.5 30.7 upward trend
Libraries 17 14.5 14.7 17.6 upward trend
Police 46.6 39.7 43.8 39.5
downward trend
City Services Average 30.6 27 28.8 28.9 upward trend
2011-2014 Average Energy Intensity ekWh/sq ft

City Average 2011
2012
2013 2014
Trends
City Average
33.3 30.7 33.4 35.5 upward trend
2011-2014 Average Energy Intensity ekWh/sq ft

Public Works - Water & Wastewater Facilities 2011 2012 2013 2014
Trends
Water Treatment & Distribution 574.9 537.9 709.0 357.7 downward trend
Wastewater Treatment & Distribution 401.1 419.8 420.3 434.3 upward trend
Public Works - Corporate Average 479.1 476.1 552.4
389.7 downward trend
2011-2014 Average Energy Intensity ekWh/sq ft

If you have questions or would like further information about the City’s Energy Management Program please contact: Jim Quin, Manager of Facilities Management, at jquin@brantford.ca.

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