Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Karen Talentino
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.05 / 6.00 Karen Talentino
Professor of Biology
Biology
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 11,021,266 Kilowatt-hours 37,604.56 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 202,362 Kilowatt-hours 690.46 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 30,215 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
68,510.02 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,415,000 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 56,370 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 52,565 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,580,305 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 7,471.10 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 980.80 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
8,451.90 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 11,634,394 Kilowatt-hours 39,696.55 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 269,918 Kilowatt-hours 920.96 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 85,149 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
125,766.51 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,317,348 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.05 MMBtu / GSF 0.11 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.16 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
34.18

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:

We have worked with Efficiency Vermont since 2001 on a number of initiatives (see IN-48) as part of a Continuous Energy Improvement program, to educate the campus community regarding energy efficiency. Our EcoRep program is designed to have student advocates promoting sustainability overall to the community. More recently, the new Center for the Environment promotes sustainability and energy efficiency through programming and leadership. In 2020, we participated in the inaugural CEI campus-based program led by Efficiency Vermont. Student intern worked with our facilities staff and student community to analyze, identify and develop a plan to improve campus energy efficiency. The report of that work is in IN-48.


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

Vacancy sensors are present in all campus bathroom, a portion of classrooms, and recently in our Science Center (the most energy-intensive building on campus). We have also replaced lights with LED in about half of campus buildings, and have a plan to continue the replacement to 100%. Our building energy management system has established temperature regiments and lighting regiments throughout campus, and provides continuous information about energy use in buildings, and is monitored by our Facilities staff, who can make adjustments to environmental variables.


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

LED lights are in about half of campus buildings, and we have (as part of our CEI plan) a schedule for replacement of all lights. Recently, we replaced all lights with LED in our Science Center, and installed motion sensors as well.


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

We have two geothermal installations, which provide all heating and cooling for our Student Center and two residence halls.


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

As part of our CEI plan, we have replaced many appliances and equipment (e.g., washers, dryers, kitchen cleaning and cooking equipment) with high efficiency alternatives.


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