Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

East Carolina University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.17 / 6.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 923,166 MMBtu 958,422 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 380,526 MMBtu 437,675 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 8,516 MMBtu 4,448 MMBtu
Total 1,312,208 MMBtu 1,400,545 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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):

To maintain consistency, we've used FY 2013 as the baseline for 3 other credits due also to the availability of data needed to determine weighted campus users.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 6,804,178 Gross Square Feet 6,220,312 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.19 MMBtu / GSF 0.23 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.49 MMBtu / GSF 0.57 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
13.11

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 2,377 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,948 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 231,671 Square Feet
Healthcare space 167,723 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
7,987,302 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

HVAC Staff engage Energy Manager when replacing equipment to purchase most energy efficient systems that budgets will allow.


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

Campus-wide temperature standards for each building is posted. Where practical, lighting is on occupancy sensors.


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

30,000 LED and more efficient fluorescent fixtures were recently installed in existing buildings. New buildings have LED lighting requirements.


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

N/A


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

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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):

N/A


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data Source: Les Hewlett, Energy Manager

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