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Liaison Jennifer Asman
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Georgia State University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Asman
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 507,574.47 MMBtu 368,860 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 507,574.47 MMBtu 368,860 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 10,714,856 Gross Square Feet 3,879,115 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 691,379 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3,413 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3,302
Cooling degree days 1,750

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Jan. 1, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Jan. 1, 2010

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

A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

Currently GSU monitors approximately 95% of the campus space for temperature and has occ/unocc schedules for the buildings. This is all done through a BAS.

A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

Electronic Technology Occupation Sensor

A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Currently, GSU has a building automation system (BAS) that allows us to maintain a comfortable working environment. This system allows us to set occupancy schedules, run chiller plants at lower cost per ton of cooling, and more.

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

A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

During winter break, GSU shuts down all buildings for three weeks to save energy. All HVAC and lights are turned off during this time with the exception of security lighting and lighting and HVAC in university housing.

The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

Georgia State University did not start keeping accurate records until 2007, data submitted in STARS report for 2005 is for year 2009.

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