Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.23
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.74 / 6.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 254723.40 MMBtu 293280 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 8716.10 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) 929501.90 MMBtu 573500 MMBtu
Total 1192941.40 MMBtu 866780 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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):

2005 is the most recent year in which we have comprehensive energy data.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 9972184 Gross Square Feet 6839309 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.13 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.17 MMBtu / GSF 0.22 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
20.23

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4536 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 332 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 2737673 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
15561730 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:
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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):

Various programs target behavior change on a small scale. An updated list is covered in the Energy category of our blog: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/ecologue/?cat=356


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

Most OSU buildings have temperatures regulated by centralized building automation systems (BAS). The BASs adjust temperature depending on hours of occupancy for the specific building and, in some spaces, based on actual occupancy using interior sensors.

Buildings not on BAS systems also typically have some sort of timing for HVAC control.


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

LED lamps are currently being used in hundreds of locations on campus, usually replacing incandescent lamps, and most recently, replacing some fluorescent as well. New construction has implemented LED lighting technology for interior and exterior application.


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, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

At the LEED Platinum Energy Center, electricity is generated in a gas turbine (fueled by natural gas), which then creates high quality waste heat. This waste heat is used to make steam for campus. The Energy Center provides about 40% of the electricity for campus. fa.oregonstate.edu/sustainability/operations/green-building/completed-construction


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