Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.08
Liaison Andrew McMahan
Submission Date June 24, 2015
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Central Carolina Community College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.68 / 6.00 Phillip Price
Vice President for Administrative Services
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 44,426.22 MMBtu 45,952.16 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 44,339.87 MMBtu 45,952.16 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 610,762 Gross square feet 512,590 Gross square feet

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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3,401
Cooling degree days 1,418

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:
CCCC has building automation systems on multiple buildings in the 3 county service area that provide setback temperatures for off hours. These systems are software based computer controlled systems that provide schedules for setbacks during evenings, holidays, and weekends.

A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:
Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology is being used at the Siler City Center for wall mounted outdoor emergency lighting units.

A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:
Central Carolina Community College, Siler City Center, uses motion, dimming, and light sensor technology to reduce lighting energy use in that building. Restroom motion sensors have been installed in Building 41,42 and 45 at the Pittsboro campus to reduce lighting energy use when restrooms are unoccupied. The Science Building on the Lee County campus has lighting sensors in restrooms in that building.

A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:
Visual display monitors show a comparison of the building's performance to a baseline model. Current data is continuously collected and presented in daily and monthly charts to track the building's energy consumption.

A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
CCCC follows NC State Government purchasing policies requirements for energy star appliances. Funds earmarked for maintenance, refurbishment, and replacement of current equipment will be used to purchase economically viable and energy efficient equipment, and makes sustainability a part of faculty and staff performance reviews, especially for purchasing, facilities, and construction segments.

A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:
Chatham County campus has a green roof on the Sustainable Technologies building. This helps reduce the cooling load of the building and provides a habitat for native pollinating plants and other wildlife.

A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
Low flow fixtures are used in several buildings, and Chatham county campus also uses waste water reclamation. This waste water treatment system uses a series of sand filters and special plant species to treat on-site waste water from toilets, sinks, and showers to an acceptable standard of cleanliness. the water is then reused in the buildings and on site for non potable uses like flushing toilets, supplying the cooling tower, and irrigation. Treating waste water on site reduces the amount of potable water demand on the county water supply. A water cooled chiller uses evaporated cooling to help cool the air for the building with minimized energy usage. Recycled water from on site waste water treatment system is used to augment water supplied to the chiller.

The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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