Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Greg Maybury
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.73 / 6.00 Greg Maybury
Director of Operations, Chief Sustainability Officer
Operations
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 265698 MMBtu 256169 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 92610 MMBtu 83319 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1869021 Gross Square Feet 1625506 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 150000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5779
Cooling degree days 785

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, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

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

2005 was the current standard baseline


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

Hope College uses set points of 72 degrees in the winter and 75 degrees in the summer. The buildings are also controlled by occupancy sensors or occupancy schedules.


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

Hope College utilizes LED technology in all new and renovated construction projects.
DeVos Field house was a large scale retrofit project in 2016.


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

Hope College uses occupancy sensors for lighting in all campus academic and administrative buildings to reduce energy.


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

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and Kruizenga Art Museum utilize a passive solar heat technology in the lobby area.


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

n/a


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

n/a


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

DeVos Field House replaced sport compact fluorescents with LED fixtures over its entire three basketball court system.


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

Hope employs an energy management system that regulates temperatures in campus buildings. This is a centralized system that can be programmed, monitored, and manipulated based on building occupancy.


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

As equipment fails newer and more efficient products are selected.


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

In 2016 Hope installed a green roof on DeWitt Cultural and Student Center.


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

Hope College does not own the vending machines.


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

GLCA Dashboard Project
Dorm and Cottage Competitions
50 Cottage Audits
Supplying energy efficient light bulbs to cottage residents.


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

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