Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date June 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Bryant University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.23 / 6.00 Greg Gurney
Assistant Director Facilities
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 56,774.70 MMBtu 56,776.18 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 73,065.05 MMBtu 72,332.99 MMBtu
Total 129,839.75 MMBtu 129,109.17 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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 1,509,708 Gross Square Feet 1,353,888 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 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.10 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.17 MMBtu / GSF 0.19 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 5,417 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 793 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 4,500 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,518,708 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
13.77 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):

Emails to the campus community during winter break to shut off lights, turn down thermostats.
Facilities staff meets with Residence Life staff and resident assistants to educate students about energy conservation (i.e. shut off lights, turn down thermostats).

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

HVAC equipment operation and exterior lighting throughout campus is regulated by our Andover Continuum building automation system (BAS) which allows for complex clock routines and changes in schedule to accommodate the academic calendar. The system has approximately 8,500 control points. Among other functions, it is programmed to automatically reset temperature to save energy during night setbacks and unoccupied periods.When possible the system will shut down energy consuming equipment entirely when buildings are unoccupied. 90% of campus buildings are under the control of the campus BAS.

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

Yes, LED lighting is being used extensively in exit signs throughout campus. We are currently in a program of replacing halogen PAR lamps used in recessed fixtures with new LED lamps throughout campus in dining facilities, library, elevators, and other public spaces. Also, any new additions or renovated spaces utilize all new LED fixtures with occupancy sensors. Ongoing operations project of replacing exterior metal halide flood lights with LED type.

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

Geothermal systems exist in two dormitories and in the Callahan House Presidential Residence.

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):

Any new appliances must be Energy Star certified.
Any new/replacement condensing equipment has a higher SEER rating.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Baseline Year 2013
Energy Type Amount of Energy Consumed Unit
Electricity 58,003,347,964.00 BTU
Natural Gas 69,513,306,000.00 BTU
Heating Oil 2,950,000,000.00 BTU
Total 130,466,653,964.00 BTU
Total MMBTUs 130,466.65 MMBTU

Performance Year 2015
Energy Type Amount of Energy Consumed Unit
Electricity 56,776,179,923.00 BTU
Natural Gas 72,332,994,000.00 BTU
Heating Oil 370,000,000.00 BTU
Total 129,479,173,923.00 BTU
Total MMBTU 129,479.17 MMBTU

Performance Year 2018
Energy Type Amount of Energy Consumed Unit
Electricity 56,774,702, 094 BTU
Natural Gas 73,065,050,300 BTU
Heating Oil 166,200,000 BTU
Total 130,005,952,394 BTU
Total MMBTU 130,005.95

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