Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.72
Liaison Lindsey Abernathy
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Mississippi
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.36 / 6.00 Lindsey Abernathy
Associate Director
Office of Sustainability
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 445821.06 MMBtu 390237.31 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
District steam/hot water (sourced from offsite) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Energy from all other sources (e.g., natural gas, fuel oil, propane/LPG, district chilled water, coal/coke, biomass) 352682.31 MMBtu 360566.89 MMBtu
Total 798503.37 MMBtu 750804.20 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 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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):

The baseline was adopted for data collection feasibility. The UM Office of Sustainability was in the process of collecting information for FY 14 and 17 greenhouse gas inventories, so we used FY 14 as the baseline year.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 7025755 Gross Square Feet 7025755 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.11 MMBtu / GSF 0.11 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.25 MMBtu / GSF 0.23 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
0

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 2033 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2267 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 1396880 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
9819515 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):
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A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
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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, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):
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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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

The square footage reported as laboratory space is the total square footage of buildings on campus that contain spaces categorized in the U.S. Department of Education's Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual 250 and 255 series.

We do not have data to support energy intensive space, so we recorded this as "0" though we do have buildings on campus that would be in this category. It is a recommendation of UM's Utilities Master Plan to install meters and data collection methods to comprehensively track total building energy use.

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