Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.64 / 6.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 76,197 MMBtu 92,010 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 7,965 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) 174,062 MMBtu 176,244 MMBtu
Total 258,224 MMBtu 268,254 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, 2004 June 30, 2005

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):

FY2005 used as baseline per previous STARS requirements


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,720,090 Gross Square Feet 1,555,293 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 0.15 MMBtu / GSF 0.17 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.24 MMBtu / GSF 0.30 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
18.11

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 7,623 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 402 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 180,070 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,119,022 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
15.19 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):

Smart Housing project provides direct feedback and motivation messages to students in some on-campus apartments
Sustainable office certification includes commitments and instructions for energy conservation (e.g., automatically put computer to sleep)


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

Building standards for 70 deg. In winter and 76 deg. In summer.


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

LED lighting retrofits completed for athletic buildings and outdoor street/sidewalk lighting


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

The LEED Gold Technology Advancement Center (TAC) includes south facing windows for solar gain with slates for overhang to reduce gain in summer months
Ground-source geothermal heat pump systems for heat and cooling in buildings at the CRC and Beacon satellite campuses


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

None


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):

All renovations include substantial energy upgrades per operations and construction standards. All academic buildings currently retrofitted with new district chiller system to improve efficiency. Products shall meet or exceed the Energy Star guidelines. (http://www.clarkson.edu/facilities/Engineering/hvacsystems.pdf)


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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