Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.18 / 6.00
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 11,285,851 Kilowatt-hours 38,507.32 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 83,032.88 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
121,540.20 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
90,067.41 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 5,144.41 Square Metres
Healthcare space 258.27 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 6,840.45 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
107,713.22 Gross Square Metres

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,372 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 197 Degree-Days (°C)

Total degree days, performance year:
2,569 Degree-Days (°C)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018

Total site energy consumption per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
0 Btu / GSM / Degree-Day (°C)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 11,234,319 Kilowatt-hours 38,331.50 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 75,324 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
113,655.50 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
86,247.24 Gross Square Metres

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0 MMBtu / GSM 0.20 MMBtu / GSM
Baseline year 0.12 MMBtu / GSM 0.21 MMBtu / GSM

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
0.10

Documentation 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:

Saint Mary's is implementing a number of initiatives to shift behavior and practices regarding energy efficiency including but not limited to: signage to turn off lights and monitors, messaging and outreach requesting campus user to turn down their thermostat at the end of the day and during holidays, working with key personnel (food service providers, etc) to ensure energy efficiency measures are being implemented, etc.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

SMC utilizes a software program to control temperatures and run times in approximately 95% of the campus.

For the buildings where central control is possible, the managed temperature is kept at the following:
Cooling Season - Occupied Set Points 74-78F
Unoccupied Set Point 85F
Heating Season - Occupied Set Points 68-72F
Unoccupied Set Point 55F


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

SMC has an exciting projected underway to replace ALL outdoor lighting with LED lighting as well as all classroom buildings. This project is being completed in collaboration with Constellation Energy and Ameresco.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

SMC is currently exploring thermal solar heating for our pool.


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

None.


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

SMC is currently exploring opportunities with our energy providers, PG&E, Constellation & MCE, for building recommissioning and/or retrofit programs.


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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