Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.70 / 6.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 92,628,860 Kilowatt-hours 316,049.67 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 221,980.52 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
538,030.19 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,583,224 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 61,836 Square Feet
Healthcare space 17,865 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 143,578 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
5,886,204 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,664.70 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,642.80 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,307.50 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 95,813,599.92 Kilowatt-hours 326,916.00 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 168,114 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
495,030.00 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
5,392,147 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017

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

This baseline was adopted this year. In order to continue to challenge our campus to improve energy performance, we wanted to adjust the baseline to a more recent year, but still show several years of trend analysis. Also, a significant energy reduction project was completed prior to 2015, so we wanted our new baseline to include that performance level.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
1.83

Documentation 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:

MSU is developing an energy dashboard to publicize the EUI for the campus to show annual trends. The dashboard will also include building specific data and recommendations for students, faculty and staff to continually reduce energy usage. The EUI is a key performance indicator for the university.

A student is currently in the process of developing a new residence life sustainability guide to highlight specific actions residence can take to reduce energy consumption in their rooms.


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

The temperature of academic buildings is set according to occupied or unoccupied mode, depending upon time of day and class scheduling. When the building is occupied, temperature range is 70-75 degrees. In unoccupied mode, the summer maximum is 80 degrees and the winter minimum is 60 degrees.

Motion-activated occupancy sensors control lights in several areas of campus buildings, including classrooms, hallways, conference rooms, break rooms, offices, study rooms and restrooms. Some of the new buildings also include daylight harvest sensors for indoor lighting systems.

There are also some motion-activated sensors that control HVAC equipment.

All outdoor lighting systems have installed either a photocell, a timer or are linked with the building automation system.


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

MSU has been retrofitting lighting systems with LED in both outdoor applications (parking lots, pedestrian lights, underpass, etc.) and indoor spaces such as classrooms, offices, theaters, athletic venues, gym, etc.


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

We are utilizing a geothermal heat pump system at Kit Bond Learning Center.

Examples of sustainable principles incorporated into building renovations and new construction include lighting and daylighting, increased insulation values, control of solar gain at windows and installation of white roofs.

We have a small solar charging station and a Solar Bike Stop.


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

The university has an approved ENERGY STAR Certified Purchasing Policy. The policy recommends selecting U.S. EPA Energy Star Certified products and appliances for any new purchases and to consider the environmental impact of the product.


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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