Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.82
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.31 / 6.00 Rebecca Collins
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 678,340.65 MMBtu 684,037.10 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 229.21 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 9,509 MMBtu 3,807 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 1,030,423.17 MMBtu 805,388 MMBtu
Total 1,718,502.03 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 10,908,684 Gross square feet 8,266,175 Gross square feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.16 MMBtu per square foot 0.18 MMBtu per square foot
Source energy 0.29 MMBtu per square foot 0.36 MMBtu per square foot

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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4,368 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,574 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 991,354.23 Square feet
Healthcare space 0 Square feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
12,891,392.46 Gross square feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

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):

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

The university continues to invest in its building automation systems to regulate temperatures in buildings based on occupancy hours. The setback period is scheduled for evenings and weekends, certain setbacks are now automated using occupancy sensing.

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

Continuing throughout FY2019 the university has continued to invest in lighting projects using both external contractors and in-house maintenance personnel. Temple's maintenance groups have standardized on line-voltage LED bulbs and overall tens of thousands of these bulbs have been installed over the past few years.

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

Temple continues to evaluate geothermal opportunities at the design phase for new buildings or major renovations.

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

Temple continues to evaluate cogeneration opportunities at its plants.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Includes data through end of FY2019

Includes data through end of FY2019

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