Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.98
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dickinson College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.75 / 6.00 Neil Leary
Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 16,794,882 Kilowatt-hours 57,304.14 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 140,000 Kilowatt-hours 477.68 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 82,087.60 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
139,869.42 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,931,506 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 218,339 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,663 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 21,738 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,393,248 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,678.70 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,372.70 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,051.40 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2017 June 30, 2020

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 17,398,314.19 Kilowatt-hours 59,363.05 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 75,384 Kilowatt-hours 257.21 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 83,253 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
142,873.26 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,683,256 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

FY 2008 matches the baseline year adopted for our Carbon Commitment and Climate Action Plan.

A 3-year performance period for FY 2018 to FY 2020 was chosen as more representative of energy use because of closure of the campus the last 15 weeks of spring semester in 2020 due to the pandemic.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.07 MMBtu / GSF 0.13 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.16 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
15.23

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:

Every spring we host an energy challenge and residence hall electricity competition to promote energy saving behaviors (dickinson.edu/energychallenge). Realtime energy use is monitored and displayed for more than 20 residence halls and other buildings using a Lucid Energy Dashboard.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls 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. Most buildings are equipped with occupancy sensors, including CO2 sensors and motion sensors.

Temperatures are setback to 68 degrees F during the heating season and 74 degrees F during the cooling season, instead of the more common settings of 70 and 72 degrees. Buildings are closely monitored and unoccupied spaces are kept at even lower temperatures in the heating season and higher temperatures in the cooling season. Stringent energy curtailment programs are implemented during breaks.


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

Dickinson completed a campaign in 2017 to replace more than 90% of campus lighting with LED lights.


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

Dickinson's 5 LEED Gold and 1 LEED Platinum buildings incorporate passive solar designs and use of daylighting.


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:

As older equipment is retired, Dickinson purchases only appliances and equipment that meet Energy Star standards of efficiency. These include motors and fans for air circulation, office equipment, classroom technology, and other equipment. In 2008, all washing machines in student residence halls were replaced with high-efficiency Energy Star front-load washers that substantially reduced electricity and water use.

Deferred maintenance projects incorporate energy efficiency improvements as part of Dickinson's Climate Action Plan.


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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