Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University South Bend
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.88 / 6.00 James Mason
Assistant Director of Facilities
Facilities
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 48,936 MMBtu 48,936 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) 65,825 MMBtu 65,825 MMBtu
Total 114,761 MMBtu 114,761 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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):

The energy consumption baseline was adopted in 2019.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,439,427 Gross Square Feet 1,439,427 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 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.08 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.15 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 6,626 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 900 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 95,221 Square Feet
Healthcare space 4,205 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,710,388 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
8.92 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):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

In an effort to conserve energy, IU South Bend utilizes timers throughout the energy management system to reduce energy needs in the majority of the buildings on campus during unoccupied hours. In winter months the temperature is set to 68 degrees, and during summer months the temperature is set to 76 degrees during unoccupied hours.


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, 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):

All new appliances that IU South Bend purchases are required to be Energy Star rated. All appliances that are retired are recycled.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data for this credit was retrieved from the IU South Bend FY2019 Monthly MMBTU Report. The IU South Bend FY2019 Monthly MMBTU Report was retrieved from the IU Office of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities and from the Assistant Director of Facilities at IU South Bend. The rest of the data for this credit was retrieved from the Assistant Director of Facilities at the IU South Bend campus.

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