Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.06
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Knox College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.87 / 6.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 9,427,324 Kilowatt-hours 32,166.03 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 8,663.01 Kilowatt-hours 29.56 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 120,066 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
152,261.59 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,204,699 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 38,338 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 63,940 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,345,315 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 6,317 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,110 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
7,427 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:
15.24 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 8,455,228 Kilowatt-hours 28,849.24 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 112,568.33 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
141,417.57 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,100,000 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2012 June 30, 2015

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

2012 is the year the sustainability office was established and collection of these data began. For the baseline, used an average of FY13-15 (three consecutive years) to reduce the impact of outliers.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
0.68

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:

Timers controlling HVAC are in place, and controlled through the Building Air Control system.


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

Knox College Facilities has been installing and retrofitting campus lighting with more energy-efficient LED lighting. Some of the major areas have included the outdoor campus lighting and the lighting in the T. Fleming Fieldhouse. The newly renovated Alumni Hall and newly built Whitcomb Art Center both have LED lighting.


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:
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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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