Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Harvey Mudd College
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.64 / 6.00 Joel Peterson
Assistant Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities
Facilities and Maintenance
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 69260 MMBtu 82675.80 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 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) 34674 MMBtu 34328 MMBtu
Total 103934 MMBtu 117003.80 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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):
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Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 651315 Gross Square Feet 651315 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 0.16 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.39 MMBtu / GSF 0.45 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
14.21

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 1137 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1593 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 42510 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
765544 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
49.73 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):

Our primary efforts have included the annual 5C PowerDown Competition, which is a Claremont Colleges-wide initiative that encourages students to reduce their electricity consumption in residential living spaces and has often times yielded declines in consumption.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

Occupancy sensors have been installed in the R. Michael Shanahan Center, Libra Complex, and many campus offices. Facilities and Maintenance is looking to add sensors in Kingston Hall, one of our administrative buildings. With our recent renovations, we have implemented sustainable systems wherever possible (occupancy sensors, new HVAC controls, low-emission paints, products, glues, and carpets).


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

Nearly 100% of exterior and interior light fixtures have been replaced with LED light bulbs, which have proven to be more efficient, cheaper, and easier to maintain.


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, 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):

We will soon be replacing exhaust fans in a couple of residence halls, and in recent years we have combined server rooms to reduce heat load.


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