Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.05
Liaison Katherine Spector
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.94 / 6.00 Allen Bradberry
Director of Major Projects
Major Projects
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 20,529,239 Kilowatt-hours 70,045.76 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 275,864 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
345,909.76 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,456,016 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 186,350 Square feet
Healthcare space 16,398 Square feet
Other energy intensive space 94,167 Square feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,955,679 Gross square feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 6,705.70 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 761.30 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
7,467 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Nov. 1, 2021 Oct. 31, 2022

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 22,829,910 Kilowatt-hours 77,895.65 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 319,377 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
397,272.65 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
3,143,096 Gross square feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 1990 June 30, 1991

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
The 1990 baseline year has been adopted because it is consistent with New York State's GHG emissions targets.

Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu per square foot 0.14 MMBtu per square foot
Baseline year 0.13 MMBtu per square foot 0.18 MMBtu per square foot

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
20.08

Documentation to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices in regard to energy efficiency:
Programs and courses offered throughout the institution, peer-to-peer outreach, promotion of sustainable transportation, prevalence of LED lighting and LEED rated buildings, and related on-campus events have contributed to a culture of energy efficiency.

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:
In all campus buildings an Building Automation System is employed.The base systems for the campus are by Trane and Carrier. These systems automatically (on programmed schedule) turn the building AHUs on/off, reset space temperatures, control ventilation rates, adjust lighting levels, etc. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standards are utilized.

A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
Replacement program and projects for interior and exterior.

A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:
The campus currently has one geothermal field (240 wells), and will soon have another (for Hewitt). The long term goal will be to switch to a hot water distribution system in lieu of the current steam system, with multiple geothermal fields contributing to those loops. We have a solar chimney in Waterbury Residence Hall.

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
All construction projects require high efficiency lighting, motors, appliances, etc. The campus has already installed soft start VFD controls on the majority of the large motors and equipment in the buildings, and will continue to do so.

Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
EnergyCap and internal records.

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