Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 10,035,417 Kilowatt-hours 34,240.84 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 13,847.99 Kilowatt-hours 47.25 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 80,141.93 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
114,430.02 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
833,673 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 63,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 5,500 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 62,500 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,033,173 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 6,556 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 852 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
7,408 Degree-Days (°F)

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

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 9,046,207 Kilowatt-hours 30,865.66 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 67,691 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
98,556.66 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
809,638 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.14 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.20 MMBtu / GSF

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

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:

Kalamazoo College has facilitated an energy competition "Konserve Kzoo" between the dorms on campus as a means to encourage students to reduce their energy and water consumption.


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:

Kalamazoo College has a set of solar panels on the roof of the Upjohn Library Commons. The Arcus Center for Social Justice and the Kalamazoo College Field House are both heated with geothermal heating.


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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