Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.23
Liaison Brian Webb
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Houghton College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.98 / 6.00 Brian Webb
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 6,958,293 Kilowatt-hours 23,741.70 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 2,880,015 Kilowatt-hours 9,826.61 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 50,003 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
83,571.31 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
915,687 Gross Square Feet

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

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
915,687 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 7,524 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 375 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
7,899 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 5,900,226 Kilowatt-hours 20,131.57 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 50,003 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
70,134.57 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
741,125 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

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

2009 is the year we began calculating our annual carbon footprint, and thus is the first year for which we have reliable and accessible data.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
3.93

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:
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A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
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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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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