Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.07
Liaison Cary Gaunt
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Keene State College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.20 / 6.00 Diana Duffy
Energy Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 19,706,354 Kilowatt-hours 67,238.08 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 65,014 Kilowatt-hours 221.83 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 257,631.93 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
325,091.84 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,687,018 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 95,809 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 14,141 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,892,777 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 7,144 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 596 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
7,740 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:
22.19 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 19,394,753 Kilowatt-hours 66,174.90 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 132,405 Kilowatt-hours 451.77 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 150,568.07 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
217,194.73 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,606,242 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

FY 2015 was the baseline year from our last greenhouse gas inventory and STARS submittal. We chose that year then as it was KSC's most complete year KSC submitted consistent energy data for the entire campus.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.19 MMBtu / GSF 0.27 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.14 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 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:
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

KSC's building automation systems regulate temperatures in most buildings based on occupancy hours in many of our buildings. In some of our older buildings, we use timers for managing exhaust hoods and fans.


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

Keene State College is equipped with its own team of electricians, that has been converting incandescent, metal halide, and older lighting technology with LED and other more efficient lighting fixtures throughout our campus for years. Our utility supports us in this effort with incentives and urges us to take full advantage of system benefits to do so. During 2019, KSC replaced 996 lights and fixtures with Design Light Consortium (DLC) or EnergyStar certified LED replacements, and received utility-sponsored incentives from EverSource as a result of those installations.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

The College opened its first geothermal heated/cooled residential hall in August of 2016, the Living Learning Commons. This is a 23-well system that conditions 85,546 square feet of space.


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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Heating Degree Days are for FY 2019, data from EnergyStar Porfolio Manager
https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/degreeDaysCalculator

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