Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.08
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Aug. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Susquehanna University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.65 / 6.00 Katherine Straub
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 13,066,314 Kilowatt-hours 44,582.26 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 3,195,252 Kilowatt-hours 10,902.20 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 74,171 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
129,655.46 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,447,754 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 33,655 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 44,477 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,559,541 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,602 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 860 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,462 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 16,523,138 Kilowatt-hours 56,376.95 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 96,344 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
152,720.95 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,469,190 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.09 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
16.35

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

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

We use energy star appliances when available, we offer Microfrdige rentals to all of our students.


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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