Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
3.70 / 6.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 126,846 MMBtu 166,386 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 1,009,307 MMBtu 65,496 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) 1,696,637 MMBtu 2,968,414 MMBtu
Total 2,832,790 MMBtu 3,200,296 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, 2007 June 30, 2008

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):

Required if end date of the baseline year is prior to 2005.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 14,415,671 Gross Square Feet 13,146,549 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 0.20 MMBtu / GSF 0.24 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.22 MMBtu / GSF 0.27 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
20.40

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 4,126 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 3,622 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 2,960,249 Square Feet
Healthcare space 235,604 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
21,796,552 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
16.77 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):

Standard temperature set points for offices and classrooms are 76 degrees for cooling and 70 degrees for heating with adjustment band of +/- 2 degrees.


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

Lighting – In 1990 most lighting on campus was either incandescent or low efficiency fluorescent with magnetic ballasts. Today over 99% of the exterior lighting and over 90% of the interior lighting on campus has been converted to high efficiency lighting. Incandescent exit signs have been replaced with LED technology, reducing energy consumption by 80 – 90%. LED lighting has also been installed in several outdoor locations such as Speakers Circle and the area around Switzler Hall. LED interior lights were installed as part of the recent Gwynn Hall renovation and in the power plant as part of the Combined Heat and Power Upgrade Project. LED is now the campus standard for new and major renovation projects and moving forward, parking garages and exterior lights will also be LED. For example, Conley Avenue Parking Garage was retrofitted with LED lights which resulted in better lighting and over 60% energy savings. Daylight harvesting is used to automatically turn off or dim interior lights in areas that receive adequate sunlight.

Approximately 250 LED lights were installed in Jesse Hall's Auditorium and almost all of the internal areas of the recently completed Gwynn Hall Renovation used LED lighting technology. LED lights have also been installed in the dressing rooms in the Fine Arts Building. Outdoor lighting in several areas across campus have also been upgraded using LED technology.


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):

The MU power plant uses a combination of 4 cogenerating steam turbines and 2 combustion turbines with heat recovery to simultaneously generate electricity and steam that is used for heating and cooling.


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):

Animal rooms are recertified every three years by measuring air flows and checking room pressure differentials. HVAC controls are adjusted and recalibrated on several buildings a year to ensure ongoing energy savings and occupant comfort as part of an informal recommissioning effort.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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