Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.38
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date June 17, 2014
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Johnson County Community College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.32 / 6.00 Kristy Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 102,008.52 MMBtu 124,585.64 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 102,008.52 MMBtu 124,585.64 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,771,828 Gross Square Feet 1,771,828 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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4,053
Cooling degree days 1,956

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

We chose our energy consumption baseline because FY2008 happened to be the last year JCCC added a significant amount of building square footage to campus and also prior to any major campus energy efficiency efforts being made.


A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

Our building automation system has temperature setback programming that automatically alters building setpoints based on time of day and occupancy.


A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

We have completed LED lighting retrofits where feasible including stairwells and some outdoor lighting. We completed a lighting retrofit to T8 fluorescent fixtures relatively recently and will continue to evaluate the financial feasibility of retrofitting to LEDs as market prices continue to decrease.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

We utilize motion sensors in classrooms, restrooms, and various storage closets across campus.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

We have an Invensys building automation system that allows us to view and control energy, mechanical, lighting and temperature data in realtime. Energy use data is available on a per building basis. Temperature data can be viewed with detail down to the individual room level.


A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

Vending machines on the JCCC campus have a low-power saving mode.


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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