Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Tanya Jagdish
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Albion College
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tanya Jagdish
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 31,744.78 MMBtu 43,920.40 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 12,989 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 111,120 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Total 142,864.78 MMBtu 56,909.40 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Here baseline was considered to be 2013 since it was the last time extensive data collection was done


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,625,626 Gross Square Feet 1,042,708 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.05 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
11.91

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 6,153 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 816 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 49,500 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,769,626 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

Building temperatures are 72 in the occupied mode and 55-60 in unoccupied. The times for these modes vary on building and space. We do have sensors that turn the HVAC systems from occupied mode to unoccupied in the labs of Palenske, Putnam, and Kresge science. Metering for the majority of campus is done through central meters in the facilities building.


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

Approximately 1/10 of owned exterior lighting has been replaced with or converted to LED.

Interior QH lighting being phased out and convereted to LED.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives (e.g. building re-commissioning or retrofit programs):

Retro-commissioning is ongoing in several buildings. Ferguson Building and Science complex labs have been completed.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Some information such as steam and natural gas usage is missing.

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