Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.62 / 6.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 27,003,210 Kilowatt-hours 92,134.95 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 421,744 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
513,878.95 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,931,725 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 132,772 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 276,400 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,473,669 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 6,348 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 891 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
7,239 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Jan. 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 24,437,151 Kilowatt-hours 83,379.56 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 581,105 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
664,484.56 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,625,506 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

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

2005 is the recommended baseline year.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.27 MMBtu / GSF 0.36 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.41 MMBtu / GSF 0.51 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
29.33

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:

May 2018 - projects across campus included new windows installed in Ross and Visscher cottages. Maintenance free, energy efficient and attractive!


A brief description of energy use standards and controls 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.

Some practices shared by our CIT Team:
Local virtualized server environment that consolidates data center functionality onto a minimum number of devices and allows for lower HVAC load.
Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are the default for new projects, moving load from local data centers to highly-efficient facilities.
Automatic shutoff for projectors in classrooms.
Solid state storage in all new PC purchases reduces cooling needs and lowers electrical consumption.
Robust learning management system that allows for electronic distribution of content in lieu of printing
Recycling of all campus electronics as well as employee/student personal equipment through MI DEQ registered facility


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

Hope College utilizes LED technology in all new and renovated construction projects.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies 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.

Local virtualized server environment that consolidates data center functionality onto a minimum number of devices and allows for lower HVAC load.
Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are the default for new projects, moving load from local data centers to highly-efficient facilities.


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

n/a


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

Major projects include:
DeVos Field House - replaced sport compact fluorescents with LED fixtures over its entire three basketball court system.
DeWitt Tennis Center - replaced lights with LEDs


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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