Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.47 / 6.00 Rob Poff
Executive Director
Facility Operations
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 10,465,541 Kilowatt-hours 35,708.43 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 37,863.96 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
73,572.39 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
36,692.78 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 5,669.50 Square Metres
Healthcare space 0 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 489.23 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
48,521.01 Gross Square Metres

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,065.56 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 1,100.56 Degree-Days (°C)

Total degree days, performance year:
3,166.11 Degree-Days (°C)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 11,206,035 Kilowatt-hours 38,234.99 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 40,777.26 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
79,012.25 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
36,692.78 Gross Square Metres

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM
Baseline year 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
6.74

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:

The institution offers energy management tips on the facility operations webpage: https://www.ius.edu/facility-operations/department-services/sustainability.html
• Close drapes or blinds to reduce loss of heat or air conditioning.
• Use natural light whenever possible.
• Turn on energy-consuming equipment only when needed.
• Purchase energy-efficient equipment whenever possible.
• Reduce “Phantom Power”. Many electronics continue to use energy even when powered down. This is true of any charger, television, printer, etc. Unplug when not in use.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

IUS utilizes automation controls for heating and cooling seasons throughout the energy management system to reduce energy needs in the majority of the buildings on campus during unoccupied hours. In the winter months, the temperature is set to 68 degrees, and during summer months the temperature is set to 75 degrees during unoccupied hours.


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

The campus purposefully targets projects to upgrade lighting (both interior and exterior) to LED. All renovations/remodels include lighting upgrades to LED lighting.

IUS has incorporated energy reduction goals in the IU Southeast 2021-2026 Strategic plan. Goal 3 states “Reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint through establishing a campus greenhouse gas emission reduction plan, converting all parking lot and walkway lighting to LED and installing two dual-port electric vehicle charging stations in the Central parking lot.”

https://www.ius.edu/publications/2021-2026-strategic-plan/files/2021-2026-strategic-plan.pdf


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:

All new appliances, renovations/remodels of building systems equipment are purposefully upgraded to higher efficiency alternatives. This action is adopted through the IU- FIN-PURCH-14- Sustainable Purchasing policy.

Per IU policy, Energy Star or EPEAT certified electronics and equipment must be purchased when a version exists on the market.
https://policies.iu.edu/policies/fin-purch-14-sustainable-purchasing/index.html#:~:text=Policy%20Statement,qualified%20whenever%20possible%20or%20practical.

Additionally, the Facility Operations Office has initiated several energy conservation programs and projects in an effort to reduce utility costs across campus. Some of these include:
• Consistent temperature control throughout the campus.
• Replace and update older building HVAC systems. This includes new efficient equipment, converting to natural gas, and adding computerized energy management system controls to more precisely regulate building systems across campus.
• Update and replace window and door systems in buildings to improve the building envelope.
• Submetering for all buildings to measure usage and to understand utility needs and changes.
• Install of low flow restroom fixtures.
• Vending machine misers.
• Demand control for water heaters.
• Limit use of facilities during "off hours".
https://www.ius.edu/facility-operations/department-services/sustainability.html


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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Data was provided by the following IUS representatives: Director of Facility Operations and Accounting Assistant-Staff Council Vice President

Additional information:
Imported electricity, performance year, and baseline year (kWh): kWh was retrieved through Energy Cap-This number is for actual usages in FY19 (July 2018 – June 2019) and FY20 (July 2019 – June 2020).

Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy were based on FY19 and FY20 data.
Natural Gas usage- Was reported in DTHERM:
FY2019- 40787
FY2020- 27873
We converted to MMBtu to meet the reporting requirement.

Energy Star was used to determine the heating and cooling days

Facility operations (Sustainability) link: https://www.ius.edu/facility-operations/department-services/sustainability.html

IU Southeast 2021-2026 Strategic plan: https://www.ius.edu/publications/2021-2026-strategic-plan/files/2021-2026-strategic-plan.pdf

IU policy: https://policies.iu.edu/policies/fin-purch-14-sustainable-purchasing/index.html#:~:text=Policy%20Statement,qualified%20whenever%20possible%20or%20practical.

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