Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.40 / 6.00 Duncan Pollock
AVP Campus Services
Campus Services
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 16,971,458 Kilowatt-hours 57,906.61 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 27,247 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 32,854 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
118,007.61 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,637,185 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 0 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 170,702 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,807,887 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,120.40 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,151.80 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,272.20 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 18,463,477.41 Kilowatt-hours 62,997.38 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 125,400 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 45,666.70 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
234,064.08 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,429,317 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2011 June 29, 2012

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

Emerson College has increased its campus square footage by 60% since 2007. While the campus continues to grow and revitalize its spaces, the majority of the current campus began operating in 2010. Thus, the first Sustainability Coordinator set the baseline year to be an average of FY11, FY12, and FY13, to better reflect the general resource use and associated emissions, both per capita and per square foot.


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 0.14 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.16 MMBtu / GSF 0.25 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
43.31

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:
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

The College recently adjusted set temperatures for campus buildings to be warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter.

We also have operable windows in most office spaces, classrooms, and residence halls.


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

Emerson College has replaced the majority of campus lighting with LED bulbs over the past several years. Remaining spaces without LED lighting are historic performance venues with hand-spun bulbs.


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

Emerson College's purchased steam is produced through combined heat and power. Vicinity Energy operates the Kendall Cogeneration Station, which provides both energy and steam to Boston and Cambridge.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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