Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 6.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 5,852,287 Kilowatt-hours 19,968.00 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 30,000 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
49,968.00 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
505,331 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 5,565 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 15,000 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
531,461 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 260 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 105 Degree-Days (°F)

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

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Oct. 1, 2019 Oct. 1, 2020

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 5,852,287 Kilowatt-hours 19,968.00 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 30,000 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
49,968.00 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
505,331 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Oct. 1, 2019 Oct. 1, 2020

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

We started this reporting in October of last year and are planning to submit in October.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Documentation 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:

I have all this information on a google doc, it is attached here and then lower on the submission.


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

We use both Siemens and Structureware for building management systems. All new construction is brought up to State of Vermont Energy codes.


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

All exterior pole lights on campus are LED retrofitted. We have five buildings that are all LED. Whenever we procure new light fixtures, we ensure that they are LED


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

We have a geothermal heating and cooling system for our newest building, CAPA, which is also all LED.


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

We have no co-generation on site.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:

Whenever we purchase new equipment, we make sure it is all energy star or the like.


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

There is no steam coming onto campus or chilled water.We should be getting credits for this, as we have added square footage, removed fossil Fuel burning equipment, so our electrical use has gone up, but emissions have gone down.

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