Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.09 / 6.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
Facilities Services
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 19,900,777 Kilowatt-hours 67,901.45 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 226,864 Kilowatt-hours 774.06 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 99,570 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
168,245.51 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,768,275 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 30,600 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 135,000 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,964,475 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,354 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,493 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
5,847 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period June 1, 2021 May 31, 2022

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 19,285,545 Kilowatt-hours 65,802.28 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 86,295 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
152,097.28 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,511,631 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period June 1, 2004 May 31, 2005

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

This was the year Gettysburg College signed and adopted the American College and University President's Commitment to Climate Change, which outlined emission goals for the future.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.19 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
8.49

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:

College uses TRANE BAS system to manage our building operations and temperature controls.


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

We are using some LED technology in our Exit signs and street lighting applications. We continue to upgrade spaces as they are renovated, several years ago we replaced all the ligths in the field house with LED's.


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

As we renovate mechanical or MEP systems in existing buildings, we commission the projects. We haven't recommissioned buildings that haven't been renovated. We are in the process of upgrading all of our lighting on the campus, so each year we do another building or two.


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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