Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.97
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 30, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.69 / 6.00 Tara Chrzanowski
Energy Data Analyst
Office of Physical Plant
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 70,022 MMBtu 70,022 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) 72,676 MMBtu 72,676 MMBtu
Total 142,698 MMBtu 142,698 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Year July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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):

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College hired their first campus Sustainability Coordinator in January 2019. We have chosen FY 2018-2019 as our baseline year, therefore, so that changes and plans moving forward are judged based on the emergence of these efforts.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,369,180.40 Gross Square Feet 1,369,180.40 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 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.10 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.21 MMBtu / GSF 0.21 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5,946 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,021 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 75,131.76 Square Feet
Healthcare space 625.07 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,631,866.85 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
12.55 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):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):
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A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
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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):
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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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Please see the attached report from EnergyCAP for the electric and natural gas totals. I used the electric site-source value found in the Energy Star Portfolio Manager document. For the HDD and CDD, weatherunderground was utilized

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