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George Washington University
OP-7: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.31 / 8.00 Doug Spengel
Manager, Energy and Environment Program
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Total building energy consumption, 2005:
975,741.30 MMBtu

Building space, 2005 :
7,315,674 Gross Square Feet

Total building energy consumption, performance year:
840,227.60 MMBtu

Building space, performance year:
7,940,445 Gross Square Feet

List the start and end dates of the energy consumption performance year:
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013


Energy use in existing buildings comprises 80 percent of the university's GHG emissions. In the first years of implementing the Climate Action Plan, GW has prioritized improving building energy efficiency and enhancing IT systems that result in energy use reductions.

GW's Eco Building Program provides a comprehensive capital improvement plan to strategically implement energy and water conservation projects in campus buildings. Implementation of this program will result in a reduction of energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and will produce short-term and long-term financial savings. Through these projects, GW aims to reduce energy use from the buildings by 15%.

Within the last 3 years, 30% of GW's buildings (by square footage) have undergone an energy-efficiency oriented retrofit as part of the Eco Building Program. That trend is poised to continue in the coming years, with capital projects already scheduled.

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