Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 6.00 Matt Brubaker
Energy Manager
Facilites Management
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 463,912 MMBtu 483,484 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 303,116 MMBtu 279,468 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,435,970 Gross square feet 2,385,470 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 156,622 Square feet
Healthcare space 1,800 Square feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 7,716
Cooling degree days 618

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.33
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 July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

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

The baseline was adopted based on Executive Order 88 and prior STARS reporting.

A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

The campus has an energy management system that controls most buildings by occupancy and scheduling.

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

The LED technology is currenlty used at the West Campus Apartment Complex, Dowd Fine Arts, Bowers Science Building, Smith Casey Towers, Van Hoesen Hall and the Professional Studies Building.

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

Most of classrooms. offices and restrooms are equipped with the light and occupancy sensors for the lights since 1995.

A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

Passive solar thermal water pre-heating is employed on four residential buildings.

A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

The Professional Studies building utilizes a ground-source heat pump loop system.

A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

As part of the Executive Order 88, SUNY Cortland must comply with a robust recommissioning plan that adhears to a certain standard.

A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

The campus is equipped with both an energy management system at the heating plant with individual meters at each building and a load shedding program that is monitored on daily/hourly

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

As appliances are purchased or replaced as they are at the end of their useful life, the appliance is replaced with Energy Star rated appliance.

A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

The campus has many no-mow zones totaling approximately 4 acres and additional low maintenance landscape areas of an additional 4 acres.

A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

Most of the campus vending machine are equipped since 2008 with vending misers or sensors to reduce enegy for after hours.

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

The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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