Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.50 / 6.00 Brandon Sager
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 29,975,582 Kilowatt-hours 102,276.69 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 351,679 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
453,955.69 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,580,000 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 17,950 Square Feet
Healthcare space 9,401 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 37,104 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,671,806 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 9,679 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 213 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
9,892 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:
12.50 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 36,738,876 Kilowatt-hours 125,353.04 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 363,467 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
488,820.04 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
3,483,468 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

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

N/A - The Performance year for OP5 showcases consumption at the completion of a phased-in performance contract period that began in FY10/11, but the data reported in OP5 come from within the past three years, FY 18/19.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.19 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.14 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
13.52

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:

EcoReps conduct "Sustainability Week" on campus with several workshops scheduled each day. Facilities will send email blasts to campus on energy saving ideas or initiatives.


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

NMU utilizes Johnson Control Metasys for the majority of building automation functions. The building automation system is utilized to control both lighting and HVAC infrastructure. NMUs in house energy management program adjusts HVAC and Lighting schedules for all applicable buildings to ensure all systems are running at the most efficient setting based upon occupancy and need. Schedules are reviewed on a daily basis to ensure accuracy and effectiveness.
In addition to effective scheduling, all systems have seasonally relevant set points (summer 74 ± 2 °F, winter 70 ± 2 °F). Occupancy sensors have been installed in initial construction for areas which have high occupant capacity.
In addition to JCI Metasys, NMU has also begun to utilize KGS Clockworks fault detection software on a number of buildings. This software monitors all data points within Metasys to determine any potential system issues that are or will cause excess energy usage. NMUs energy management staff monitor this software on a daily basis and report issues to the Trades department to correct both software and hardware issues.


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

NMU has eliminated installation of all fluorescent, incandescent lamps, HPS, and MH where applicable. In event of lamp failure, LED retrofits are being installed where available or the entire fixture is replaced as needed. Renovation and new construction specifies only LED fixtures.
To date the NMU campus is approximately 15% LED converted and is anticipated to retrofit approximately 10% per year.


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

NMU utilized Johnson Controls in 2010 to perform retro-commissioning on all HVAC systems. All systems are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure there has been no drift in performance for these systems.
Steam Trap Surveys, Boiler and Chiller Tuneup/Testing are all completed on an annual basis as well to ensure optimization of these system and the most efficient output.
Any systems that are scheduled for repair or replacement (whether by age or in new construction) are reviewed for the potential of increased efficiency. NMU strives for LEED certification of all new construction as part of the push towards a more sustainable campus.


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

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