Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 15, 2020
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STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.32 / 6.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Strategic Initiatives for Administrative Affairs
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 149,768 MMBtu 150,284 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 8,655 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) 109,389 MMBtu 112,054 MMBtu
Total 267,812 MMBtu 262,338 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Year July 1, 2005 June 30, 2006

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):
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Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 5,216,033 Gross Square Feet 2,886,367 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.05 MMBtu / GSF 0.09 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.11 MMBtu / GSF 0.20 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
44.25

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 1,558 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2,133 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 128,951 Square Feet
Healthcare space 11,291 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
5,541,082 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

Standard building temperature setting is Cool to 78° and Heat to 68°, but may adjust according to operational needs. New and replacement interior lighting standard uses LED lights with occupancy sensors lighting controls that are integrated with HVAC zone controls to turn down conditioned air in vacant spaces.


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

New and replacement lights for all general interior and exterior lighting needs are standardized to utilize LED light source.


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

At the Center for Regenerative Studies passive solar heating, plus passive cooling and ventilation strategies are employed to demonstrate and educate the use of such alternate heating and cooling strategies. Solar heating is also employed for the pools.


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

For new and replacement equipment, university has standardized on using premium efficiency motors & pumps, high SEER rated HVAC equipment, and Energy Star rated equipment. University has also initiated retro-commissioning on variety of existing academic facilities.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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