Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.30 / 6.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 25,325,790 Kilowatt-hours 86,411.60 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 2,200 Kilowatt-hours 7.51 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 177,136 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
263,555.10 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,536,527 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 159,806 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2,990 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 248,239 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,110,358 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,809 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 461 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,270 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:
13.51 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 25,481,084 Kilowatt-hours 86,941.46 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 2,200 Kilowatt-hours 7.51 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 195,732 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
282,680.97 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,916,095 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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

FY 2004-2005 was selected as the baseline year for energy use because it is also used as the baseline for our GHG inventories and was the oldest year for which accurate information was available.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.15 MMBtu / GSF 0.24 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
27.72

Documentation to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:
A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency:

SRU provides outreach and education efforts to shape behavior change in the direction of more sustainable, energy efficient lifestyles through a number of efforts including (among others):
- FYRST Seminars and tours of the Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Research & Education (demonstrating energy efficient technologies and sustainable life styles);
- Social media outreach; and
- The "Small steps, Big payoff" SRU Energy Action Pledge.
- Green Leaves Sustainable Department Certification program
- Annual Earth Day educational events and activities.


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

Almost every campus building is tied into the campus building automation system (Tridium Niagara). The air conditioning and heating is turned from occupied mode to unoccupied mode via electronic schedules within the system. The Energy Conservation Policy requires thermostat setpoint temperatures of 68F (Winter Occupied mode), 55F (Winter Unoccupied), 75F (Summer Occupied), and 85F (Summer Unoccupied).


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

Seesmart 4’ 15W LED Tube Light were retrofitted to replace T-12 lights in the Maintenance Center. LED light fixtures are also used extensively in the Bailey Library, and additional LED lighting, including exterior site lighting and interior building lighting, was included in a Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement recently completed. LED lights have become the new standard for renovations and new buildings, as has occupancy sensors/daylighting controls where appropriate.


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

The Harmony House at the Macoskey Center employs passive solar heating in the south-facing classroom area, where concrete flooring material is used to absorb heat during the day. The windows in this area are also provided with curtains for use to retain heat in the building during winter nighttime hours. The Center also employs a geothermal heat pump HVAC system. An in-progress Carbon Neutrality Planning effort is considering campus-wide geothermal systems in tandem with renewable electricity Power Purchase Agreements to achieve carbon neutrality.


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

NA


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

Projects included in a recently-completed guaranteed energy savings agreement covered a wide range of energy conservation projects, including recommissioning building control systems and adding individual building sub-metering capabilities.

SRU's Resource Conservation Policy also mandates the purchase of Energy Star appliances/equipment, and EPEAT-certified computer equipment is the standard setup by our IATS department.


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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