Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.08
Liaison Susan Caplow
Submission Date July 24, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Montevallo
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.53 / 6.00 Susan Caplow
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Behavioral and Social Sciences
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 12840.36 MMBtu 770.29 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) 78846.38 MMBtu 67957.40 MMBtu
Total 91686.74 MMBtu 68727.69 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Oct. 1, 2017 Sept. 30, 2018
Baseline Year Oct. 1, 2012 Sept. 30, 2013

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):

This baseline was selected because it is the same baseline we are applying to the entire application. A few years back gives us easy access to data but is not so distant that there is a stark contrast between the baseline and performance.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1170188 Gross Square Feet 1157032 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 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.06 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.10 MMBtu / GSF 0.06 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 2440 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2165 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 36958 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1265747 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
15.73 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):

Facilities has regular conversations with Housing to discuss use of electricity and electronics (such as keeping them off when not in use), keeping doors and windows closed when heat or air is on, turning off lights when not in use, etc. The campus Environmental Club and Sustainability Department also lead campus efforts to raise awareness.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution (e.g. building temperature standards, occupancy and vacancy sensors):

We utilize temperature setpoints to trigger heat or air conditioner. We control temperature through an automated system. Additionally, individual rooms in many buildings do not control the temperature, Facilities does.


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

We are gradually replacing all fluorescent lights with LED lights. We use motion sensors to turn lights on and off in many buildings. Additionally, each building has a designated Building Administrator in charge of walking through the building at the end of each day and ensuring electronics and lights are off.


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:
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