Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Patrice Langevin
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.01 / 6.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 39,931.43 MMBtu 49,963.80 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 16,872.60 MMBtu 32,061.60 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 456,802 Gross square feet 367,004 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 34,264 Square feet
Healthcare space 0 Square feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 2,262
Cooling degree days 1,795

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, 2008 June 30, 2008

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

The building energy consumption baseline of 2008 was adopted because that is when the College's first GHG emissions report was completed.

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

-Heating set point is 68 degrees F
-Cooling set point is 74 degrees F

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

Selective implementation of LED lighting.

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

Occupancy sensors in the LEED certified buildings.

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

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

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

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

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

JCI Bacnet HVAC controls central system to manage and maintain our HVAC systems across the entire campus.

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

With each building renovation project, we implement more energy efficient design features.

A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

Substantially replaced turf areas on campus with drought tolerant landscaping and water efficient irrigation systems.

A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

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

This summer, the College employed a consulting firm to undertake a campus-wide energy audit to identify opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades. The College's Sustainability Committee is currently weighing the options.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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