Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.23 / 6.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 15,367,000 Kilowatt-hours 52,432.20 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 3,040,000 Kilowatt-hours 10,372.48 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 125,514 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
188,318.68 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,956,253 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 45,788 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 74,894 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,122,723 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,316 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,290 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,606 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 20,091,000 Kilowatt-hours 68,550.49 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 126,374 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
194,924.49 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,634,997 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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

2005 was adopted as our baseline year because it represents the baseline we used when signing the Presidents' Climate Commitment. It also represents a year where we know we have accurate and complete GHG data.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.21 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
26.48

Documentation 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:
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

The Energy Management System (EMS) has timers integrated within it that cover many of the building spaces on campus. There are also a number of stand-alone timers, however, few are used because the EMS is used instead.

Denison has a occupancy use standard that includes temperature set-points and set-backs when spaces are occupied and unoccupied. https://denison.edu/forms/energy-occupant-use-standards


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

Denison has replaced 95% of campus lighting with LEDs.


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

Many of our newer buildings including those constructed at the Denison Homestead utilize passive solar designs to reduce heating costs and to take advantage of day light.


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:

As a matter of course, Denison replaces appliances with Energy Star rated ones. As buildings are renovated, Denison utilizes its Green Revolving Loan fund to ensure high efficiency systems and technology are deployed.


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