Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Columbia University
OP-7: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 8.00 Cathy Resler
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Total building energy consumption, 2005:
3,397,782 MMBtu

Building space, 2005 :
15,637,308 Gross Square Feet

Total building energy consumption, performance year:
4,023,935 MMBtu

Building space, performance year:
16,464,845 Gross Square Feet

Columbia continues to expand and with this growth has come the addition of several research buildings including: the Irving Cancer Research Center on the CUMC campus, the Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building on the LDEO campus, and the Northwest Corner Building on the Morningside Campus. These facilities house extensive lab spaces with additional fume hoods that makes up a representative amount of additional energy. The University has made efforts to improve lab and fume hood energy efficiency through the development of the Columbia University Guidelines for Laboratory Ventilation and Fume Hood Exhaust Systems http://www.ehs.columbia.edu/FinalLabDesign4-09.pdf

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