Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Mike Harrington
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

The New School
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.98 / 6.00 Erik Eibert
Assistant Director for Sustainable Initiatives
Facilities Management, Design & Construction
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 63,841 MMBtu 65,040 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 7,088 MMBtu 7,088 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 55,843 MMBtu 74,065 MMBtu
Total 126,772 MMBtu 146,193 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 July 1, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 July 1, 2015

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):

FY2015 was chosen for three reasons: First, prior to FY2015, the campus underwent drastic changes, including the construction of a new building that currently makes up about a quarter of square footage, and the sale of several other buildings. Second, it was the date for which the most reliable data existed. Third, a new position was created for a mechanical engineer to oversee the management of various sources of data.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 127,029.62 Gross Square Metres 127,029.62 Gross Square Metres

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 1 MMBtu / GSM 1.15 MMBtu / GSM
Source energy 2.08 MMBtu / GSM 2.26 MMBtu / GSM

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 2,359.44 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 828.89 Degree-Days (°C)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 134.15 Square Metres
Healthcare space Square Metres
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
128,935.89 Gross Square Metres

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

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):

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

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

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

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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

See appendix of the Annual Sustainability Report FY16 for details on building energy performance ('Key Performance Indicators Summary').

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