Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

East Carolina University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.54 / 6.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 134,210,752 Kilowatt-hours 457,927.09 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 526,521.84 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
984,448.93 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
7,462,440 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 284,475 Square Feet
Healthcare space 234,051 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 103,953 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
8,603,445 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,678 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2,227 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
4,905 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 109,985,913.90 Kilowatt-hours 375,271.94 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 417,165.05 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
792,436.99 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
4,638,344 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2002 June 30, 2003

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

On October 29, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 80 establishing new targets for GHG emissions reductions throughout North Carolina. One of the order's specific actions directs a 40% reduction in energy consumption (per square foot) at state-owned buildings by the end of fiscal year 2025 from the baseline in FY 2002-03. As such, ECU continues to pursue equipment upgrades, retrofits, and conversions, while also ensuring the campus is operated as efficiently as possible. This will include such actions as continuing to establish and maintain building operating schedules and defining optimal building operating parameters for energy intensive locations, such as research labs. These efforts, combined with continued campus community education and involvement, will continue to allow ECU to move closer to targeted reductions.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.25 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.17 MMBtu / GSF 0.33 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
23.45

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:

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:

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 installed about 5 years ago in existing buildings through an energy performance contract. 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:

N/A


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

N/A


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

Data Source: Paul Carlson, Interim Energy Manager

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