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Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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South Dakota State University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Luke Ganschow
Energy Conservation Engineer
Facilities and Services
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 531137 MMBtu 544166 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 182332 MMBtu 174831 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 348805 MMBtu 369335 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3554878 Gross Square Feet 3400760 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 383816 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 8127
Cooling degree days 376

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2014

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

South Dakota State University has installed LED lighting in various locations across campus. As the price of LED's continues to decrease, more LED fixtures will be installed.
Examples of locations that LED fixtures have been installed:
Classrooms, Offices, Parking Lots, Sports Areas, Wallpacks


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

South Dakota State University has made it a standard to install occupancy sensors in occupied spaces, both in new construction and during renovation projects.


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:

South Dakota State University has one ground-source heat pump located at McCrory Gardens Visitor and Education Center.


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:

South Dakota State University has made it a standard to install energy meters and connect them to the building automation system (BAS) for each utility on new construction and major renovation projects. Facilities & Services monitors energy usage within the BAS. Monthly reports are reviewed by the Energy Conservation Engineer to identify areas for savings and energy reduction.


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

The State of South Dakota requires the purchase of Energy Star certified appliances. SDSU has made it a standard to purchase Energy Star certified appliances when they are available.

Link to Policy:
https://boa.sd.gov/services/government/policies/ES-10_environmentally_preferred_products.pdf


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:
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A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

South Dakota State University has a commitment to energy efficiency and conservation. Facilities & Services has had an Energy Conservation Engineer since 1999. This position is dedicated to creating a more efficient campus. Scope of work includes energy analysis and conservation identification, project proposals and development, increasing and maintaining metered utilities, and conservation habits.


The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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Baseline year data utilizes a 3-year average (FY12, FY13, & FY14).

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