Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.46
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

Concordia College - Moorhead
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.86 / 6.00 Dallas Fossum
Director
Facilities
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 13,058,781 Kilowatt-hours 44,556.56 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 104,337 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
148,893.56 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,437,561 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 33,589 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 66,698 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,571,437 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 9,516 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 710 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
10,226 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period May 1, 2018 April 30, 2019

Total site energy consumption per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
9.27 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 13,745,821.55 Kilowatt-hours 46,900.74 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 98,530.70 Kilowatt-hours 336.19 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 98,530.70 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
145,767.63 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,483,170 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Oct. 1, 2014 Oct. 1, 2015

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

This was the baseline used for past STARS Reports


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.17 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.16 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:

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:

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, Concordia 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:

in 2018 Concordia transitioned it's EcoHouse (a 4 person Sustainability-focused living learning community) to geothermal energy. The college is also currently in the process of seeking approval for a whole-campus geothermal plan that would transition the campus off the use of natural gas.


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:

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


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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