Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-7: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.66 / 8.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Total building energy consumption, 2005:
1,896,824 MMBtu

Building space, 2005 :
12,932,444 Gross Square Feet

Total building energy consumption, performance year:
1,773,088 MMBtu

Building space, performance year:
14,494,700 Gross Square Feet

STARS reporting on Energy Use Intensity (EUI) illustrates the total gross energy and the total gross building area. Gross numbers miss the nuances in a broad spectrum of energy consumption from labs at one end to parking structures at the other end - especially on an urban campus. A more meaningful metric we suggest AASHE consider in the future would include the gross conditioned space.

Boston University's approach and progress on energy efficiency can be found on the following websites:
http://www.bu.edu/sustainability/what-were-doing/energy/
http://www.bu.edu/facilities/what-we-do/energy/

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.