Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Oneonta
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.53 / 6.00 Patrick Ryan
Energy Manager
Facilities and Operations
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 83,691 MMBtu 78,079 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 188,121 MMBtu 186,747 MMBtu
Total 271,812 MMBtu 264,826 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

Fiscal 2012-13 is the first year that our utility data was available on EnergyCap.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 2,388,513 Gross Square Feet 2,290,750 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.11 MMBtu / GSF 0.12 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.19 MMBtu / GSF 0.19 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 6,357 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 634 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 35,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 12,000 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,497,313 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

Each year we have a "Do It In The Dark" competition in the residence halls to create electricity conservation awareness by awarding the residence hall that uses the least amount of electricity.

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

A Johnson Controls energy management system (EMS) is used on campus. The Energy Manager uses building schedules and the EMS to regulate temperatures and air flow based on occupancy hours. Demand controlled ventilation is used in several buildings where the outside air ventilation rate is based on the indoor CO2 levels.

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

The outdoor site, parking lot and roadway lighting for the campus was converted to LED. Six residence halls had their hallway lighting converted to LED. Many buildings have had ballrooms, atriums, soffits, lecture halls and labs converted to LED lighting.

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

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives (e.g. building re-commissioning or retrofit programs):

In 2017, we installed a high efficiency dish washer in Wilsbach dining hall that saves 500,000 gallons of water and $5,000 of natural gas per year.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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