Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Dr. Jill Wicknick
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Montevallo
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.85 / 6.00 Susan Caplow
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Behavioral and Social Sciences
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 12,799,810 Kilowatt-hours 43,672.95 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 78,846.38 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
122,519.33 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,218,910 Gross square feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 35,582 Square feet
Healthcare space 0 Square feet
Other energy intensive space 21,643 Square feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,311,717 Gross square feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 1,072.90 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 2,165 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
3,237.90 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Oct. 1, 2020 Sept. 30, 2021

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 11,383,349 Kilowatt-hours 38,839.99 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 67,957.40 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
106,797.39 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,157,032 Gross square feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Oct. 1, 2012 Sept. 30, 2013

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

Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.10 MMBtu per square foot 0.18 MMBtu per square foot
Baseline year 0.09 MMBtu per square foot 0.16 MMBtu per square foot

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

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:
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:
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:
We have a small building solar system that generates power for a kiln on campus.

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:
All of our lighting is gradually transitioning to LEF. All of our electrical and HVAC renovations are meeting current AASHE standards. In our grounds department, we piloted a program to use battery-powered handheld equipment. We are also using electric carts instead of gas-powered when we are able. As the gas-powered carts become obsolete, we replace with battery-powered.

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
got the kwh from kerry's monthly meter readings. got degree days from degreedays.net with heating days under 60 and cooling days over 70. -KA

got the kwh from kerry's monthly meter readings. got degree days from degreedays.net with heating days under 60 and cooling days over 70. -KA

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