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Liaison Brian Peery
Submission Date March 4, 2016
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Pittsburg State University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tonya Pentola
Physical Plant Supervisor
Physical Plant
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 134346 MMBtu 132295 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 57838 MMBtu 56970 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2011159 Gross Square Feet 1808569 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 38265 Square Feet
Healthcare space 11471 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4697
Cooling degree days 1584

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

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

The energy consumption baseline was adopted at the time of the energy management system installation.


A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

The university employs a standard of 70 degrees for a heating temperature set point and 74 degrees for a cooling temperature set point. Systems used to monitor and control standards are Honeywell XBS, Traine Tracer Summit and Sq. D Powerlink.


A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

LED lighting is used in approximately 80% of all lighting at the Crossland House on-campus residence, Throughout the gallery spaces at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, and is being implemented throughout campus as feasibility and funding allow.


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

The University uses Wattstopper Occupancy sensors (dual technology) throughout the entire campus.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

University has entered into an agreement with Westar Energy to install solar panels on a new building on campus during the upcoming year.


A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

The McPherson Nursing Center has 34 Florida Heat Pump ground-source pumps which were installed in 2010 and the Timmons Chapel has 1 Florida Heat Pump ground-source pump which was also installed in 2010.


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

Retrofitting was completed in 2010 by Energy Solutions Professionals in 27 buildings on campus. Upgrades included lighting, steam system improvements, boiler replacements and enhanced controls. Metering was also installed campus wide allowing for utility tacking at nearly real-time usage. Geothermal heating and cooling was also installed for two buildings.


A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

The university has three energy management systems: Honeywell EBI and Trane Tracer Summitt which control University HVAC Systems, and a Square "D" Powerlink system which controls electrical systems.


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

As the University replaces appliances on campus, Energy Star and/or energy efficient appliances are purchased.


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:

N/A


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

The University utilizes a centralized energy management system which consists of three systems; Honeywell XBS, Traine Tracer Summit and Sq. D Powerlink.


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

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