Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Baylor University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.35 / 6.00 Jack Reardon
Director of Operations
Baylor Facility Services
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 425107.46 MMBtu 389238.47 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 389176.08 MMBtu 318426.78 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Total 814283.54 MMBtu 707665.25 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Oct. 1, 2013 Sept. 30, 2014
Baseline Year Oct. 1, 2009 Sept. 30, 2010

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):

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 5982122 Gross Square Feet 5221646 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.14 MMBtu / GSF 0.14 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.32 MMBtu / GSF 0.32 MMBtu / GSF

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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 2608 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2683 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 380375 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
7123247 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

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):

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

Siemens Building Automation System is used to reduce energy consumption when buildings are not occupied.

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

We have been testing LED street lamps and select buildings have LEDs in their fixtures. We are also testing LEDs in parking garages.

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

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

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):

Baylor is undergoing an extensive retrocommissioning endeavor at this time. Across campus, including the Energy Complex, are undergoing drastic measures to reduce the amount of energy consumed. For instance, controls are being audited, equipment scheduling is being implemented, and upgrades are occurring to reduce the amount of energy consumed. Over the next ten years, we are committed to auditing and reducing the amount of energy consumed, as the campus grows larger.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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