Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.57
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Marcos
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.99 / 6.00 Lindsey Rowell
Director
Energy Management & Utility Services
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 14,759,531.40 Kilowatt-hours 50,359.52 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 114,000 Kilowatt-hours 388.97 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 81,222.51 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
131,971.00 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,741,173 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 117,529 Square Feet
Healthcare space 20,000 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 46,657 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,062,888 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 1,428 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 629 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
2,057 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 16,069,379.84 Kilowatt-hours 54,828.72 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 30,811 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
85,639.72 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,263,548 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014

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

The baseline was chosen as this is a plateau period for building additions.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.05 MMBtu / GSF 0.09 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.07 MMBtu / GSF 0.16 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
45.56

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:

Staff attempts to reach out through student clubs, staff meetings and individual education to explain the importance of each person’s role in reducing energy use. The use of marketing materials on bulletin boards and common spaces serves as a resource for the campus community to understand energy consumption practices.


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

-Temperature comfort zones set to 68 degrees (winter) and 78 degrees (summer)
-All classrooms spaces and most offices are equipped with occupancy and/or vacancy sensors.
-Common spaces are on lighting control panels that can be dimmed or turned off in naturally lite areas or during curtailment events.


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

LED fixtures are used to replace fixtures as needed. The campus has a full scale LED and control upgraded planned, both internally and externally.


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

Many of the buildings on campus have large windows, these are our only PSH.


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

A fuel cell became operational in December 2015 through PPA. Waste heat is used to preheat boiler water and power absorption chiller to supplement cooling. The campus pays for the electricity produces and natural gas to supply fuel cell.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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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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Note: There is a discrepancy with our baseline reporting and current reporting of Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy. In 2015 a fuel cell was installed which runs completely off of natural gas, roughly quadrupling our natural gas consumption. Therefore, you see a jump from our baseline year, which is reporting zero, to our current year reporting due to this installation.

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