Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.31
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Susquehanna University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.99 / 6.00 Katherine Straub
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 58036 MMBtu 56336 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) 68941 MMBtu 87700 MMBtu
Total 126977 MMBtu 144036 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):

Consistent with GHG inventory


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1474513 Gross Square Feet 1469190 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.10 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.17 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
5.41

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5197 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 943 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 33655 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1586300 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

All new and renovated spaces have building control systems and occupancy sensors. Smart controls utilize computers and sensors to adjust lighting, heating, air condition and fresh air flow—keeping buildings comfortable for occupants while maximizing energy usage.


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

Since 2013, the university has replaced less efficient lighting, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and high pressure sodium lamps, with more efficient LED lights, including the majority of the lights in Degenstein Campus Center, exterior pedestrian lighting, and parking lot lights.


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

All West Village dorms are heated and cooled via geothermal.


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

The Natural Sciences Center, opened in 2010 and certified LEED silver, is being recommissioned in 2017-18.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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