Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drexel University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 6.00 Bo Solomon
University Sustainability Officer
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 229,525.51 MMBtu 229,525.51 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 122.84 MMBtu 122.84 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 104,664 MMBtu 104,664 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 43,799 MMBtu 43,799 MMBtu
Total 378,111.35 MMBtu 378,111.35 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

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):

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 4,613,881.31 Gross Square Metres 4,613,881.31 Gross Square Metres

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM
Source energy 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM

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 4,272 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 1,518 Degree-Days (°C)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 433,824.86 Square Metres
Healthcare space 738.03 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
5,483,007.09 Gross Square Metres

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
0 Btu / GSM / Degree-Day (°C)

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):

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

Approximately 85% of the campus uses computerized building automation systems (BAS) to control heating and cooling systems and building lighting systems. The BAS adjusts occupied and unoccupied setpoints.

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

All major renovations and new construction require lighting systems to be LED.

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):

The University follows building codes as approved by the City of Philadelphia at the time of a renovation and/or construction. Smaller appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, etc.) are required to be Energy Star certified.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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