Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.49 / 6.00 Gary Falasca
Director
Facilities Services
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 599,974 MMBtu 595,132 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 220,058 MMBtu 191,310 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 379,916 MMBtu 403,822 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 4,566,228 Gross Square Feet 4,171,377 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 182,268 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3,092 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5,602
Cooling degree days 1,083

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 Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

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

First year of complete available data


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

74 cooling, 68 heating


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

Emergency exit signs and a portion of street lighting.


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

Lighting occupancy sensors for all residential common area spaces and select administrative office spaces


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:

13 steam meters installed on high use buildings. Steam trap maintenance program in place for all steam distribution mains.


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:

Main campus is maintained as an arboretum, with shade trees diminishing the need for air conditioning in summer months.


A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

Large volume field houses and arena areas have been converted to high output T5 lighting for enhanced performance at lower wattage.


The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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