Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.27 / 6.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 11,445,477 Kilowatt-hours 39,051.97 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 155,076 Kilowatt-hours 529.12 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 103,820.70 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
143,401.79 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,989,963 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 33,826 Square feet
Healthcare space 0 Square feet
Other energy intensive space 3,038 Square feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,060,653 Gross square feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,653 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 800 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,453 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2022 June 30, 2023

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 14,879,226.10 Kilowatt-hours 50,767.92 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 137,864.30 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
188,632.22 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,524,671 Gross square feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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

New York State (NYS) Energy Authorities (NYSERDA, NYSDEC, NYPA, and the NYS GreenNY Council) have agreed to utilize FY 2014-2015 July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015 as the baseline (data) year toward achieving their published 2030, 2040, and 2050 carbon reduction goals. As a State University of New York, at Morrisville this directive is followed. (The CLCPA-Climate Act was signed on July 18, 2019; initially selecting 1990 as the baseline year, however on review, data to support 1990 as a baseline year was lacking; so the GreenNY Council has provided guidance to use FY 2014-2015 as the NYS baseline year.)


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.07 MMBtu per square foot 0.11 MMBtu per square foot
Baseline year 0.12 MMBtu per square foot 0.19 MMBtu per square foot

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
41.51

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:

Process performance with ECM's - Energy Conservation Measures have saved SUNY Morrisville over $81,000 dollars year-over year in energy savings since embarking on an On-Site Energy Manager - NYSERDA grant program in 2019, and more than $55,000 in utility rebates have been received over this period. Human performance change is a work in process. A light-switch sticker project: "Conserve Energy- Please turn off the lights", has gained little traction. Though, in another area, an on-campus recycling program gained ~ 5 points of change through the addition of more waste/recycling receptacles to separate waste, from recycling (cans, bottles, plastics and tin), and paper.


According to the Energy-Star Portfolio Manager, TECHNICAL REFERENCE (August 2023) on Source Energy in the USA, pg. 7 of 18, on the attached .pdf (Source: Based on values from Tables 7.1 (Electricity Overview), 7.2b (Electricity Net Generation: Electric Power Sector), 7.3b (Consumption of Combustible Fuels for Electricity Generation: Electric Power Sector), and Appendices A3-A6 of the June 2017 Monthly Energy Review. Values in Quadrillion Btus (Quads). https://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/.)


The USA Source-Site Ratio calculation for Electricity in calendar year 2014 was 2.80.
The USA Source-Site Ratio calculation for Electricity in calendar year 2015 was 2.76. 
The AVERAGE between these two years is 2.78, which should be utilized as the Electric Source-Site Ratio for our BASELINE YEAR: FY-2014-2015: July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, but we have left it 3.0 as directed. (Please consider that the New York Upstate Electric grid is cleaner and more efficient in upstate New York, and other sources put the Regional NYUP eGrid at ~ 2.23 Source-Site Ratio (by annum 2018), source: AASHRE 100-2018: Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings - thank you).


 


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

68 Degrees in Heated Buildings is a New York State standard. Nighttime setbacks are 3 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the thermal mass / efficiency of the building. A 5 degree dead zone between heating and cooling is a NY State standard. SUNY Morrisville is 850 feet above the SYR-acuse Airport, and this higher elevation reduces the cooling season even more than other areas in the state. Buildings with cooling are usually only cooled to 74 degrees with a nighttime setback of 78 or 80 degrees, depending on the building.


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

LEDs are now requested as the option of preference by O&M staff. NYS Buildings and exterior lighting, are to be 100% LED by 2025; SUNY Morrisville may not make this deadline but most lighting replacements are heading to LED's, with end of useful life.


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

One building on campus at 27,589 GSF had 32 geothermal wells installed in ~ 2010; soon this old farm building will become the new Morrisville Campus Welcome Center (bldg. # 138). This classroom / office building has the lowest energy use intensity of any SUNY Morrisville building at 11.9 kBtus per square foot, using just ~ 328 MMBtus per year.


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

None. Backup generation can occur via diesel, propane and natural gas generators. The campus is replacing diesel or propane generators with natural gas backup generators wherever feasible.


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

Our Clean Energy Master Plan in now in sync with the campus Facilities Master Plan. Over time, the (NY) State University Construction Fund (SUCF) will perform various campus building and renovation projects. Projects of certain scope qualify as deep energy retrofit projects and must attempt to reach EUI - Energy Use Intensities put forth in SUNY's 1B-2 directive. Other SUCF qualifications and directives apply to all projects; these standards can be found at the web-link shown below.


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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Baseline: Fiscal Years 2014-2015, July through June. Performance Year: Fiscal Years 2022-2023, July through June. Most data has been saved in excel format, for future example and use.


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