Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.54 / 6.00 Gretchen Vanicor
Director
Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 60,793,061.40 Kilowatt-hours 207,425.93 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 1,265,040 Kilowatt-hours 4,316.32 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 85,731 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
297,473.24 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
5,871,725 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 584,868 Square Feet
Healthcare space 14,799 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
7,071,059 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 1,299 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2,941 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
4,240 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 60,698,568.73 Kilowatt-hours 207,103.52 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 76,203 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
283,306.52 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
5,064,445 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:

2016 is the baseline year referenced in the University's 1st edition of the Strategic Sustainability Plan


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.05 MMBtu / GSF 0.12 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.06 MMBtu / GSF 0.14 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
11.92

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:

We run a week-long energy efficiency campaign each year, "Energy Week". We also perform outreach around Winter Shutdown encouraging staff, faculty, and residents to turn off + unplug electronics and appliances before leaving for winter break. More about these initiatives are in the engagement section.


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

The institution implemented half-day Fridays as an energy-saving initiative after Hurricane Rita. University hours are from 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30am-12:30pm on Fridays. Outside of those times buildings are put into "unoccupied" mode where the heat/ac are adjusted to lower/higher temperatures when people are not expected to be in the buildings.


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

We have commissioned a complete lighting retrofit in Bourgeois Hall, the student recreation center. All lighting is replaced with LED lights. Any other lights that are replaced on campus moving forward will be replaced with LEDs.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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