Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.04
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Temple University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.26 / 6.00 Katherine Switala-Elmhurst
Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 752,115 MMBtu 684,037.10 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 247 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 14,729 MMBtu 3,807 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 926,001 MMBtu 805,388 MMBtu
Total 1,693,092 MMBtu 1,493,232.10 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, 2005 June 30, 2006

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):

2006 represents first year data is considered complete and reliable


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 9,665,936 Gross Square Feet 8,266,175 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 0.18 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.34 MMBtu / GSF 0.36 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
4.43

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3,926 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,662 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 969,904 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
11,605,744 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
26.11 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):

The university utilizes its building automation system to regulate temperatures in buildings based on occupancy hours. The setback period is scheduled for evenings and weekends.


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

In FY14, the university installed 120 LED lights in the Kiva Auditorium. Temple installed 17 Watt par 38 LED dimmable lamps, thereby replacing the 100 watt par 38 lamps that were previously used in the space.

In FY16, lighting upgrades were completed at the Carlisle Parking Garage, Klein Law Building, Liacouras Garage, Pearson and McGonigle Halls, Pearson Gym and Presser Hall basement.

In FY2017, Temple saved over $450,000 and 6,500 tons of carbon emissions by implementing energy conservation measures in its buildings through projects such as lighting upgrades and mechanical equipment optimizations.


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

Driven by rising utility costs, tighter budgets and a growing imperative to preserve natural resources, Temple has instituted an energy conservation policy designed to reduce energy consumption throughout the university community. https://sustainability.temple.edu/sites/sustainability/files/uploads/documents/TEMPLE%20UNIVERSITY%20ENERGY%20CONSERVATION%20POLICY%20FINAL.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Includes data through end of FY2017

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