Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.30 / 6.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 10,780,765 Kilowatt-hours 36,783.97 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 4,528.23 Kilowatt-hours 15.45 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 28,571.70 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
65,371.12 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,022,795 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 25,492 Square Feet
Healthcare space 5,601 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 2,487 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,087,468 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,887 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,923 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
4,810 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

Total site energy consumption per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
12.50 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 12,162,332.18 Kilowatt-hours 41,497.88 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 21,465 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
62,962.88 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
965,795 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:

The baseline was adopted across STARS credits based on Agnes Scott's best historic data within recent years. This same baseline has been used across all STARS reports.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.06 MMBtu / GSF 0.14 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.07 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
10.11

Documentation to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency:

The Center for Sustainability marked Energy Efficiency Day (Oct. 2) in 2019 through awareness in the Irvine, encouraging staff, faculty and students to challenge themselves in the month of October to do three easy energy saving activities (turning lights off when not needed, keep their thermostats at an energy-saving temperature and unplug devices that are not needed) to eventually turn these into habit. October 2 also marked the start of the People’s Drawdown Ecochallenge where we had the Agnes Scott community engage in efficiency and conservation habits across a wide variety of topics, including energy.

The Environmental Residents also create signage in the residence halls as simple sustainable habit reminders some of which were on energy conservation.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

The Office of Facilities manages building temperature standards and occupancy/vacancy controls, including adjusting campus-wide temperatures when the College is closed for winter and summer breaks.


A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:

Through funding from the College’s Green Revolving Fund, more than 80% of campus lighting has been updated to LED.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

Agnes Scott has two geothermal HVAC systems on campus, meaning that 10% of the College’s square footage is cooled and heated with geothermal.


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

Agnes Scott employs the Green Revolving Fund to replace energy-consuming equipment, such as the chiller and boiler in McCain library, and the re-commissioning of the Bullock Science Center.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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