Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 6.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 1,197,863.89 MMBtu 1,126,245.77 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 404,977.39 MMBtu 407,978.43 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 792,886.50 MMBtu 718,267.34 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 8,164,105 Gross Square Feet 7,298,430 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 227,146 Square Feet
Healthcare space 26,170 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5,985
Cooling degree days 781

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

LED lighting is the standard operating procedure for lighting applications in all OU buildings. The institution is currently participating in an Energy Performance Contract which will assist in the upgrades of any lighting applications that currently are not energy efficient.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

Motion sensors are used in a majority of buildings. All new construction utilizes this technology.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

The Lausche Power Plant used to be a cogeneration facility, but is currently only producing steam.


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Ohio University uses Power Monitoring Expert to track energy usage. "Power Monitoring Expert is an open, interoperable and scalable power management software package that tracks real-time power conditions to help improve energy efficiency, improve system reliability and availability, and maximize the performance of your electrical assets" (http://www2.schneider-electric.com). Ohio University also uses a Lucid dashboard for total campus electricity use and for the EcoHouse utilities. (http://buildingdashboard.net/ohiou/campus/#/ohiou/campus/)


A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

Energy conservation has become ingrained in every part of campus operations and is built into new buildings, major renovation projects, transportation programs and other campus operations. Conservation measures in existing buildings occur during closures, including shutting down the escalators in Baker University Center; a measure that could realize nearly $9,000 in savings annually


The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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