Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Maryville College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.83 / 6.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 58,843.91 MMBtu 65,216.19 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 41,887.01 MMBtu 43,837.16 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 798,660 Gross Square Feet 798,660 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 0 Square Feet
Healthcare space 860 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3,020
Cooling degree days 1,581

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, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

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

First full calendar year after adoption of campus sustainability plan;

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

Signage in all buildings encouraging occupants to maintain temperature range of 65 to 75 degrees (winter, summer respectively). Thaw Hall asks occupants to check all room thermostats at end of day.

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

LED lights exist on campus solar picnic tables for research and meeting space in evening and for added security.

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

Anderson Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts, at least 1 campus residence hall have occupancy and/or vacancy sensors.

A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

Crawford Hall employs passive solar heating during daytime operations as part of its LEED performance standards.

A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

Maryville College steam plant uses re-purposed wood chips as its primary fuel stream to make steam heat in winter months for campus buildings.

A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

No formal program, however, Anderson Hall was retrofitted and reopened in 2014-2015 academic year. Installation of 21st century HVAC systems in 19th century historic building was key feature of retrofit;

A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Maryville College uses the LUCID Dashboard system, in which, real-time energy data flows from at least six campus buildings and displays on interactive screens in many campus buildings and online.

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

No formal program, but MC encourages purchasing practices that includes US-EPA Energy Star and other government and private energy efficient appliance standards.

A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

Maryville College maintains 142-acre college woods, the largest contiguous wooded space in the City of Maryville, Tennessee. This wooded area provides a cooling-space offset for the heat island created by the city in summer months. Additionally, MC installs native plantings/regional plantings on buildings and grounds as finances permit.

A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

Maryville College purchased 11 vending misers in 2013 to assist with decreasing the amount of energy-used in campus vending machines and installed them as part of a TVA-EnergyRight Solutions in Higher Education grant the college received.

A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

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

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