Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 6.00 James Leenhouts
Facilities Director
Facilities
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 2,174,085 Kilowatt-hours 7,417.98 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 0 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 34,920 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
42,337.98 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
448,694 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 6,210 Square Feet
Healthcare space 4,728 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 1,000 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
471,570 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 90 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 90 Degree-Days (°F)

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

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Oct. 1, 2021 Nov. 1, 2021

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 2,174,085 Kilowatt-hours 7,417.98 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 0 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 34,920 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
42,337.98 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
448,694 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Oct. 1, 2020 Nov. 1, 2020

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

Only one month was assessed.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.13 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.13 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:

Beginning to assess and collect data with STARS.


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

Centralized HVAC controls with occupied and unoccupied standards to reduce energy consumption.


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

LED lighting projects completed across campus. Currently replacing lighting as service life ends and during major renovations. 85% campus lighting is LED.


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

Where economical and grants available installed geothermal wells for athletic facilities. Roofing systems replaced with R22 and roofing type based on AC or no AC in building to reduce energy consumption.


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

None.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:

During major renovations recommission buildings with high efficiency boilers.


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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Was unable to obtain a full year's records of electric consumption so an estimate was obtained:

2021 October - November, 1 month basis
241565 kWh
This number multiplied by 9 months (summer months are low usage months for residence halls)
Total = 2174085

The same estimate was done with the steam plant numbers. 3880 x 9 months = 34920

2021 Yearly cost of electric was $28,518.30

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