Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.09
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

New Mexico State University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.13 / 6.00 Lorraine Silva
Facilities Utility Manager
NMSU Facilities and Services
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 34,946,338 Kilowatt-hours 119,236.91 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 586,339 Kilowatt-hours 2,000.59 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 577,111 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
698,348.49 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,060,210 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 558,556 Square Feet
Healthcare space 8,036 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 77,529 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
6,270,923 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,202 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2,815 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
5,017 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:
22.20 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 47,180,132 Kilowatt-hours 160,978.61 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 43,960 Kilowatt-hours 149.99 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 641,235 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
802,363.60 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
5,134,218 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

This is the baseline we used for our first STARS report.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.14 MMBtu / GSF 0.19 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.16 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
15.64

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:

NMSU has a full-time Facilities Sustainability Manager to drive education and initiatives related to energy efficiency. This is collaboration between NMSU, City Agencies and private entities to host informational events.


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

A temperature set point standard of 70 degrees heating and 76 degrees cooling is in place on buildings tied to the energy management system. Design guidelines are in place to incorporate occupancy sensors on lighting systems. An energy performance contract was completed in 2016 that included the installation of HVAC direct digital controls and installation of variable frequency drives on air handling units and water circulating pumps.


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

We have a policy in our Facilities and Services Electric Ship that whenever lamps need to be changed we use LED lamps to replace them.

Working with Project Engineering and Development we upgrade lighting to LED's whenever possible for energy conservation during a remodel or upgrade.

An energy performance contract was completed in 2016 which included high efficiency lighting retrofits in approximately 25 buildings. Parking lot and exterior building lamps were converted to LED as part of this project.


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

Co-Generation is basically producing two forms of energy from one. In our case we use natural gas as the fuel to power a turbine whose spinning shaft turns a generator and produces about 50% of the electricity for the campus.

The hot (1200 *F) exhaust gases from the turbine enter a water tube boiler and produce steam, which is used to drive a steam driven centrifugal chiller, heat the campus buildings, domestic hot water and swimming pools.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

2013 Baseline renewable used past STARS report.

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