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Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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Dickinson College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 202247.20 MMBtu 186535 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 106054.80 MMBtu 101618.80 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1962411 Gross Square Feet 1883140 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 123000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5699
Cooling degree days 1032

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

The baseline matches our baseline used in tracking GHG emissions reduction.


A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

Dickinson College has a Siemens energy monitoring system that uses an Apogee Insight MLN layout to control, monitor, and trend internal/external temperatures and set points to maximize fossil fuel and electrical energy efficiency in twenty one academic, administrative, and residential buildings. These trends are then applied to occupancy levels to regulate temperatures.


A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

LED lighting is used in the hallways of Althouse, over the circulation desk of Waidner-Spahr Library, and in the Center for Sustainability Education office suite and library in Kaufman Hall. LED pin spots are used in our student union building to highlight wall plaques. We also employ solar powered LED pole lights in the parking lot of our Facilities Management Building and along the walkway adjacent to our athletic field.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

In FY 2009, Dickinson replaced approximately 250 fixtures in ten academic and administrative buildings with motion sensors. We also include motion or light sensing technologies in all new construction and renovation projects.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

The Siemens EMS that monitors and controls temperature also has adjustable PDL set points to control the campus peak electrical. Twelve residence halls have real-time electricity monitoring through Lucid.


A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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