Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.54
Liaison Stephane Menand
Submission Date June 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Missouri University of Science and Technology
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.79 / 6.00 Jim Packard
Physical Facilities
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 173,908.50 MMBtu 142,601.69 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) 66,242.28 MMBtu 301,059.56 MMBtu
Total 240,150.78 MMBtu 443,661.25 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 July 1, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 July 1, 2010

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 2,506,634 Gross square feet 2,317,291 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 per square foot 0.19 MMBtu per square foot
Source energy 0.24 MMBtu per square foot 0.32 MMBtu per square foot

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 3,149 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,011 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 212,472 Square feet
Healthcare space 8,896 Square feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,952,306 Gross square feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
19.55 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):

Missouri S&T implemented a Solar Village housing system in which students can choose to live 100% solar. Along with that, the E-Bus is an emission free transportation option for students to get to and from campus.

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

Missouri S&T utilizes an automated building control system in several campus buildings to regulate temperatures based on the “occupied” and “unoccupied” status of the building space. In addition, sensors are used in some buildings to regulate temperature. The University currently has plans to install occupancy controls for energy conservation in three additional buildings.

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

Missouri S&T uses LED lighting applications in several locations across the campus. LED lighting is mostly used in external locations such as building entrances and parking lots.

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

Missouri S&T uses geothermal heating and cooling systems. The Solar Village has houses that are heated using solar power.

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):

Missouri S&T uses an E-Bus for transportation around campus.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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