Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Case Western Reserve University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Stephanie Corbett
Director
Energy & Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 117,022,270 Kilowatt-hours 399,279.99 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 97,818 Kilowatt-hours 333.76 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 115,438 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 991,178 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
1,506,229.74 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
8,499,923 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 920,400 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,000 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
10,342,723 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,994 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 925 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
5,919 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:
24.60 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity --- 0 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) --- 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 83,978 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 686,768 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
770,746 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
6,707,796 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.18 MMBtu / GSF 0.28 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.11 MMBtu / GSF 0.11 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

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:

An energy strategy plan is currently in development, outreach to school-based stakeholders is underway to strategize messaging to motivate school level behavior to reduce energy intensity.
Two undergraduate sustainability ambassadors (interns) focus on energy intensity in the University's res halls and work to implement annual outreach campaigns to reduce usage.


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

Almost every building on campus uses Direct Digital Control to automatically keep HVAC systems within a seasonal-specific and occupancy-based temperature range. Additionally in 2011, the University adopted a temperature set point policy of 68-72 degrees: 68 for winter, 72 for Summer with a two degree range on both.


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

Common spaces - stairwells, hallways, elevators, classrooms - wherever LEDs can affordably be installed - are systematically converted with 75% of academic campus buildings completed while 95% of garages have been converted to LED through an Illumination Purchase Agreement (IPA). Additional LED lighting is used in external / outside lighting applications. Additionally, all vending machines on campus are fitted with LED lighting.


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

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

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

The University does have a retro-commissioning strategy plan. A new building audit prioritization tool and system is being employed with focuses on 5-10 buildings per year based on work order data, building energy intensity and cost of operation.


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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