Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
PRE-4: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Katie Koscielak
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Mgmt
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Endowment size:
32,556,356 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
1,498.80 Acres

Small town

IECC climate zone:
4 - Mixed

Gross floor area of building space:
1,999,609 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
41,964 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
10,630 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
29,513 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :

• Endowment size represents the value for FY 2019 and can be found by navigating to http://advancement.humboldt.edu/info-for-campus >> Reports & General Documents >> VSE Data >> page 3, #3 Endowment Market Value
• Total Campus Area was calculated by summing the main area of campus (252 acres) with acreage at the Telonicher Marine Lab (1.3 acres), Schatz Demonstration Tree Farm (353 acres), Natural History Museum (.23 acres), Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (.94 acres), Corp Yard (Samoa Facility, 7.3 acres), and a new significant land acquisition called the Jacoby Creek Forest & Upper Watershed that came into being in February 2019. The Jacoby Creek Forest adds a significant portion of land (884 acres) to the institution's holdings and will be used for research, education, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, and demonstration of working forest land best practices. Assessor parcel numbers for the Jacoby Creek parcel include: 404-121-020, 404-121-021, 404-121-026, 404-121-027, 404-12 1-028, 404-121-029, 406-041-001, 314-111-001, 314-111-002 and 314-131-030.
• Gross floor area of building space is equivalent to the campus measurement called Basic Gross Square feet, which eliminates covered/unenclosed square feet. It also does not include buildings that do not experience any kind of functional use, buildings leased to third parties whose primary activities are not related to the institution, and spaces that do not contain structures with usable square footage (e.g. playing fields).
• Floor area of lab space includes only information about research laboratories, which are given the space codes 0016 and 0017 in the internal database called Facilities Link. Readers may notice that the calculation for lab space in this report and that submitted in 2017 are slightly different from each other and previous STARS reports, which is due to the fact that researchers and instructors frequently change the way they use campus spaces, from teaching to research activities and vice versa, and this is reflected in the way the campus categorizes space. In other words, campus has not completed new construction for additional research space, but instead has re-categorized space from other uses.
• The calculation for floor area of health care space adheres to Technical Manual specifications, which stipulates the exclusion of non-care space such as hallways, restrooms, elevators, electrical corridors, telecom, custodial, restrooms, lobbies, etc. This number was accordingly calculated using “assignable square feet” for the Student Health Center only.
• To calculate energy intensive square footage, HSU counted only data centers and food production spaces. It would be impossible for the campus to calculate "other energy intensive space" (any space with average EUI of at least twice that of office/admin space) because at the time of assembling this report and for the primary reporting timeframe (FY 18-19), specific buildings and rooms are/were not sub-metered. The estimation for energy intensive square footage therefore included all room types given the “telecomm” designation in Facilities Link (internal database), which aligns to our campus Information Technology definition that data centers would include space where the primary function is to house servers and network drives. HSU calculated food production square footage by determining square footage in the five buildings where Dining Services (an auxiliary under University Center) prepares food on campus. Specifically, HSU used square footage from only areas containing large pieces of energy intensive equipment, such as dish washers, refrigerated spaces, coolers, or fume hoods in the Jolly Giant Commons, the College Creek Community Center, the Depot, the Hilltop Market, and the Library. As of Spring 2020, campus has installed a number of new building specific meters, so in the future this figure may be refined.

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