Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.65
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Furman University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.79 / 6.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 107204 MMBtu 189087.82 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 1351 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 72450 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Total 181005 MMBtu 189087.82 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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):

Furman's fiscal year 2012 STARS report utilized the baseline year 2005, thus for consistency, the 2005 baseline remained.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 2441935 Gross Square Feet 1548245 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 0.07 MMBtu / GSF 0.12 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.17 MMBtu / GSF 0.38 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
56.17

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 1862 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 3214 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 239671 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3384690 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
10.54 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):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):
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A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

The Shi Center for Sustainability and Hipp Hall both utilize passive solar heating.


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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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