Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.38
Liaison Brandon Hoover
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Messiah University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.12 / 6.00 Brandon Hoover
Director of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 53,771.45 MMBtu 93,181.93 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 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) 88,227.70 MMBtu 22,948 MMBtu
Total 141,999.15 MMBtu 116,129.93 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 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):

2008 was the first year the college began reporting on our GHG emissions. We've been trying to use this as our baseline year for all sustainability assessments.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,403,908 Gross Square Feet 1,317,908 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.09 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.18 MMBtu / GSF 0.24 MMBtu / GSF

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 4,640 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,470 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 217,140 Square Feet
Healthcare space 4,586 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,918,727 Gross Square Feet

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

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):

The College offers regular torus of the solar thermal array and our new natural gas power plant to talk about energy and efficiency. We also run student campaigns and educational forums on energy consumption, production, and impacts.

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

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

frey 110
brubacker hitchcock
fit trail
all individual lights being replaced are LED
student give-a-way- trade and incandescent bulb for an LED bulb

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

NORth complex
112 Solar thermal panels provide heat and hot water for 3 residence halls. supplemented by gas boilers

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

The college recently built a CCHP (Combined cooling, heat, and power plant) that has allowed us to move away from propane as a heating source. The plant also captures waste heat to both heat and cool buildings. This has allowed us to participate in a demand response program, from which all funding will go to the Green Revolving Fund.

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):

deferred maintenance program, all building are entered in individually

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Messiah College Facility Service

MMBTU - all other sources (not including transportation) - natural gas, propane, heating oil

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.