Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.75 / 6.00 Kimberly Reeves
Interim Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 25,678,853 Kilowatt-hours 87,616.25 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 281,850.60 Kilowatt-hours 961.67 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 119,744.29 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
208,322.21 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
3,134,408 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 42,355 Square Feet
Healthcare space 9,547 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 35,701.71 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,273,913.71 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 7,425 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 684 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
8,109 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 18,684,699.19 Kilowatt-hours 63,752.19 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 53,442.95 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
117,195.14 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,392,472 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.07 MMBtu / GSF 0.12 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
30.37

Documentation 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:

UCCS Office of Sustainability collaborates with Environmental Health and Safety for the Green Labs program, which includes energy efficiency projects. Green Labs is currently focusing on the temperature of freezers in labs.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

Our campus has a BAS system in place to turn off air handlers during the night in campus buildings according to class schedule. For all new buildings, occupancy and vacancy sensors are utilized, and some daylighting controls as well.

For our climate, we have established 71 degrees F for our wintertime temperature setpoint and 77 degrees F for our summertime temperature setpoint. For consistency with HDD and CDD, we used the baseline of 65 degree F for both data points.


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

The Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center conducted an LED retrofit project along with our Gateway Garage parking structure.


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

N/A


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

N/A


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

Several energy audits have been conducted by Colorado Springs Utilities and the Energy Resource Center. Based on these, retrofit projects are selected for each year depending on budget. The Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center conducted an LED retrofit project along with our Gateway Garage parking structure. UCCS has an Energy Star appliance policy. IT selects EPEAT Gold, Energy Star computers. Energy performance is included in capital renewal projects as much as possible.


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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