Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.20 / 6.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 48,653.82 MMBtu 55,171.30 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 48,497.47 MMBtu 55,171.30 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,403,057 Gross Square Feet 1,180,987 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 44,800 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 4,263
Cooling degree days 1,336

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.13
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, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

All buildings on our Building Automation System (37 buildings in total) employee timers to regulate temperatures based on occupancy hours.


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

Sewanee currently uses LED lighting in the dining hall chandeliers, in theater design studio high ceilings.


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

Sewanee uses wall-mounted occupancy sensors for numerous classrooms, offices in Gailor Hall, Spencer Hall, and Snowden Hall, as well as and dorm restrooms.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Sewanee uses a web-based building automation system in 37 buildings; all campus buildings are individually metered for electricity, natural gas, and water.


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

No motion sensors used at this time.


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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Performance Year 2014
Baseline Year: 2007

Heating/ Cooling Degree Days calculated from Winchester, TN

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