Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
3.78 / 6.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 29,604,870 Kilowatt-hours 101,011.82 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 1,362,908 Kilowatt-hours 4,650.24 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 85,954.19 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
191,616.25 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,248,235 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 60,574 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 66,409 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,435,792 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,889 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2,034 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
4,923 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:
15.98 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 22,587,280.45 Kilowatt-hours 77,067.80 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 40,824.80 Kilowatt-hours 139.29 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 107,386.02 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
184,593.12 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,548,245 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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

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


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
19.97

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:

We are drafting a temperature set point policy now (2020)


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

Some buildings are controlled by a Building Automation System


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

LED lighting is being installed systematically across campus


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

The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities and Hipp Hall both utilize passive solar heating. A ground-source geothermal system was installed in North Village, our junior/senior apartment complex, in 2013. The system includes 24 heat pumps and 20 wells for each apartment building. Each well is 517 feet deep. https://news.furman.edu/2013/01/18/north-village-geothermal-project-nearly-complete/


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:
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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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