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Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 2,856,987 MMBtu 2,804,268 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 447,258 MMBtu 382,943 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 12,125,930 Gross Square Feet 10,250,000 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 1,123,020 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2,533,608 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5,572
Cooling degree days 931

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 5

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, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

This baseline year was adopted after the start of the university's participation in the ACUPCC.

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

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

Stony Brook is currently retrofitting all surface lots on campus with energy efficient LED lights. We have also retrofitted several campus buildings with LED lighting, which has resulted in monumental energy savings.

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

Stony Brook currently has occupancy sensors in many of our buildings and classrooms. We are currently evaluating new areas where these sensors can be installed. It is our goal to have occupancy sensors in all possible locations while maintaining a safe campus environment.

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

New buildings on campus are required to be built at least to the LEED Silver level, as prescribed by the USGBC.

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

The Advanced Research Energy and Technology Center in R&D Park, The Simon's Center on West Campus, and the Library in Southampton employ ground source heat pumps.

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

Stony Brook University has a Cogeneration plant located on West Campus. The plant provides the majority of energy for the West and East Campus' buildings.

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

Stony Brook requires that all retrofit buildings be at least LEED Silver as described by the USGBC.

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

Stony Brook uses Schneider Electric Power Monitoring Expert and EnergyCap to manage and monitor building energy consumption.

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

All new appliances and equipment on campus must meet the highest possible efficiency standards set by the U.S. EPA.

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

Stony Brook has been replacing grass areas with natural bio-swales to reduce irrigation, fertilizer and pesticide use on campus.

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

All vending machines on campus are being replaced with more efficient models.

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

Stony Brook has a variety of energy saving programs on campus. They range from retrofitting old buildings, making sure all new buildings are as efficient as possible, and challenging the campus community, to be conscious of the way they use resources. We have also partnered with NYPA and Honeywell on Energy Efficiency audits and projects.

The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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