Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Radford University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.36 / 6.00
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 133961.56 MMBtu 101703.82 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) 181819.46 MMBtu 145308 MMBtu
Total 315781.02 MMBtu 247011.82 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

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):
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Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 2833245 Gross Square Feet 2586434 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 0.11 MMBtu / GSF 0.10 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.21 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 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 4501 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 971 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 33018 Square Feet
Healthcare space 3016 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3051520 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
18.91 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):

The Sustainability Manager, sustainability interns, and sustainability student employees conduct education and outreach programming around energy use. This includes new employee orientation, class and group presentations, energy competitions in the residence halls, annual "sustainable behaviors on campus" publication, LEED building publications for all new residents, tabling at on campus events, and special events.


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

In new buildings and major renovations, temperature controls are adjustable within a 4 degree range (2 up, 2 down). Additionally, rooms are equipped with occupancy sensors and some with CO2 sensors.


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

All new parking lot lights are LED. New capital construction will include LED lighting – with exception for specialty lighting. All new Parking.


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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