Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.55
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Concordia College - Moorhead
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.80 / 6.00 Brett Drevlow
STARS Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 46,902.69 MMBtu 46,902.69 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 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) 98,530.70 MMBtu 98,530.70 MMBtu
Total 145,433.39 MMBtu 145,433.39 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Oct. 1, 2014 Oct. 1, 2015
Baseline Year Oct. 1, 2014 Oct. 1, 2015

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):

The baseline was set at 2014/2015 due to the Science Center going offline at the end of 2015 to be renovated. With the Science Center being such a large consumer of energy, the energy data for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 is very skewed.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,483,170 Gross Square Feet 1,483,170 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.10 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.17 MMBtu / GSF 0.17 MMBtu / GSF

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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 8,292 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 660 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 35,305 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,561,121 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
10.41 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):

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Green Office program through the Office of Sustainability. As part of the program, the certification includes commits to shifts in individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency. Such actions include, turning off lights, shutting down computers, using smart power strips, closing blinds to keep heat out, not using space heaters and keeping windows closed.

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

Air handling units operate on a scheduled run-time established based on occupancy hours. This is the practice in all academic, administrative, and support buildings (that is, all buildings except residence halls and on-campus apartments.)

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

As the cost of investment into LED lighting technology comes down and the quality of light output rises, Colncorida will seek out opportunities to implement LED products where feasible. Any new LEED certified and non-LEED certified projects shall be designed with energy saving lighting and lighting controls as essential to the goal of reducing energy consumption.

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

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

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):

Concordia's Facilities Management sets out to replace aging and broken appliances, equipment, and systems with newer high efficiency alternatives as needed.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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