Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.81 / 6.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 7,242,763 Kilowatt-hours 24,712.31 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 788,400 Kilowatt-hours 2,690.02 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 37,543 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
64,945.33 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
835,385 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 44,745 Square Feet
Healthcare space 367 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 3,571 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
929,180 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,842 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,012 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,854 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 8,126,374 Kilowatt-hours 27,727.19 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 22,871.60 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
50,598.79 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
774,180 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016

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

FY 2007 was chosen because it was the year BHSU performed its first greenhouse gas emission report.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.14 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.07 MMBtu / GSF 0.14 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
0.06

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

BHSU utilizes a building automation system with occupancy sensors. BHSU installed occupancy sensors in occupied spaces, both in new construction and during renovation projects.


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

BHSU completed a full replacement of outdoor lighting to LED. We have converted all of the indoor lighting to LED.


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

N/A


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

N/A


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

When acquiring energy-consuming products State agencies shall purchase ENERGY
STAR® designated products. An agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR® designated product if the head of the agency determines in writing, to the Office of Procurement Management, that no ENERGY STAR® designated product is reasonably available that meets the functional requirements of the agency; or that no ENERGY STAR® designated product is cost effective over the life of the product taking energy cost savings into account.
BHSU has contracted with UNESCO on an energy saving performance contract.


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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