Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.40 / 6.00 Julia Williams
Sustainability Tracker
Sustainability Office
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 93,756.78 MMBtu 95,602.80 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 4,554.32 MMBtu 3,867.40 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 52,269.60 MMBtu 61,446 MMBtu
Total 150,580.70 MMBtu 160,916.20 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 1, 2016 May 31, 2017
Baseline Year June 1, 2007 May 31, 2008

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 352,063.16 Gross Square Metres 281,066.97 Gross Square Metres

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.04 MMBtu / GSM 0.05 MMBtu / GSM
Source energy 0.09 MMBtu / GSM 0.12 MMBtu / GSM

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3,405 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 385 Degree-Days (°C)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 11,363 Square Metres
Healthcare space 175 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
4,209,885.49 Gross Square Metres

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
5.24 Btu / GSM / Degree-Day (°C)

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

energy contests, green awareness, email campaigns, outreach, education, retrofits, schedule changes, green office program

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

Loyola Marymount University has timers for temperature control within the campus based off class schedules and office hours of the professors. This energy management system allows the university to schedule building temperature depending on its occupancy.

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

LED lighting is currently used around the campus in landscaping, and landscaping features such as Shea Terrace. In the past two years, there have been two complete building changeouts to LED. Two parking structures have upgraded their lighting to LED along with all parking lot and street lighting. Loyola Marymount University is continuing to introduce LED lighting across the entire campus.

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


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives (e.g. building re-commissioning or retrofit programs):

As things burn out, standardize with efficient LED lights, energy star, progressive energy saving switches, systems, standards for high efficiency.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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