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Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
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Transylvania University
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Norman Mudd
Operations Manager
Physical Plant
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 54434.39 MMBtu 77671.37 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 54434.39 MMBtu 77671.37 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 965647 Gross Square Feet 791455 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 82195 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4966
Cooling degree days 1265

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012

A brief description of when and why the building energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

We have an automated building control system as follows:
Morrison Main AHU – M-F on 6am off 5pm
BSC AHU’ and MAU’s – M-F on 7am off 5pm
Beck AHU’s – 7 Days week – on 7am off 10pm
MFA - AHU1 & 2 on 24/7
MFA Multi Zone – on 7am off 10pm
Campus Center – 7 days week – on 7am off 10pm (Varies depending on facility events)

In summary, all non-residence buildings temperature regulation is only operational during occupancy hours.


A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

We use LED lighting in the campus center.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

Thomson Hall, Clay hall, and Davis hall features motion sensor hallway and laundry room lights.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

The university currently has 3 Geothermal Heat Pump systems on campus in 3 separate facilities.


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

Lighting retrofits in 10 of our campus facilities.


A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

The Building Automation System is connected to 7 of the university's main facilities and controls approximately 446, 880 sq.ft. of building spaces. It incorporates more than 2500, monitoring and control points. It is primarily a DDC control network that utilizes a variety of different manufacturers operating systems..


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

N/A


A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

As members of the Jesse Ball DuPont green Revolving Loan Fund, have incorporated measures to reduce electrical consumption for HVAC Systems and Water Reductions with installation air cooled refrigeration equipment.
In addition, more than 100 WiFi remote access thermostats have been installed in 2 of our academic facilities which allow for programming unoccupied temperature parameters for each individual unit.


The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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