Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.89
Liaison Claire Jackson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Alabama in Huntsville
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.90 / 6.00 Claire Jackson
Director, Utilities & Sustainability
F&O
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 52,671,915 Kilowatt-hours 179,716.57 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 58,181 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
237,897.57 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,326,331 Gross square feet

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

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,326,331 Gross square feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,756 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,744 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
4,500 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Oct. 1, 2019 Sept. 30, 2020

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 53,562,931 Kilowatt-hours 182,756.72 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 54,058 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
236,814.72 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
3,141,573 Gross square feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Oct. 1, 2017 Sept. 30, 2018

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
Baseline year FY2018 Performance year FY2020

Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.07 MMBtu per square foot 0.19 MMBtu per square foot
Baseline year 0.08 MMBtu per square foot 0.20 MMBtu per square foot

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
6.37

Documentation 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:
https://www.uah.edu/facilities-and-operations/facilities/energy/energy-resources

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:
https://www.uah.edu/policies/06-06-14-energy-management-policy

A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
We have done some recent lighting improvements projects to the campus: upgraded lighting in the parking deck, Spragins Hall basketball court lighting, University Fitness Center basketball court lighting, library first floor, parking lot, and sidewalk lighting.

A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:
https://www.uah.edu/news/news/morton-hall-reopens-with-21st-century-panache-versatility

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:
We do have three heat machines on campus that are super-efficient. Please see this article for details. https://www.achrnews.com/articles/137379-high-performance-projects-provide-comfort-sustainability-and-roi

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
We have a multi-year Annual Capital Development Plan that tracks deferred maintenance and plant adaptation projects as well as energy-related projects that is used to budget for large projects. Several buildings on campus have recently undergone Facilities Condition Assessments to address additional needed upgrades (building envelope, HVAC, lighting, etc.)

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Energy data baseline year (FY2018) and performance year (FY2020) were prior to the completion of the Morton Hall addition and the square footage reported in this category does not include that additional square footage. Morton Hall's square footage was added in FY2021 date for PRE4

Energy data baseline year (FY2018) and performance year (FY2020) were prior to the completion of the Morton Hall addition and the square footage reported in this category does not include that additional square footage. Morton Hall's square footage was added in FY2021 date for PRE4

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