Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.37 / 6.00 Ron Crowl
Associate Vice President for Planning and Program Implementation, Chief Planning Officer
Business Office
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 55,279.20 MMBtu 50,688.30 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 137.60 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) 101,872 MMBtu 91,461 MMBtu
Total 157,288.80 MMBtu 142,149.30 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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):

STARS version 1.0 used as baseline.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,358,311 Gross Square Feet 1,041,210 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.14 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.20 MMBtu / GSF 0.24 MMBtu / GSF

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

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5,277 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,037 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 23,652 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,414,445 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) to support the performance year energy consumption figures reported above:

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):

Sharing of Green Revolving Fund Projects/outcomes, solicitation of ideas from all campus users. Programs/events about energy efficiency - impacts on Climate Change (24-hours of Reality: Truth in Action - Climate Reality Project). Sustainable Living programs.

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

Johnson Controls Metasys

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

954,772 sq. ft. of our total campus footprint of 1.4 million sq. ft. has been converted to LED - through Green Revolving Fund and other incentives offered through electric company.

A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

Geothermal is used in the Gartner Welcome Center.

A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):


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):

LED retro-fits, Fume Hood conversions, Motion Sensors, Programmable Thermostats.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information from Ron Crowl, through GHG Report 2020.

Onsite Renewable Generation from MAAC Solar Panel's taken from Sunny Portal site and additional estimate for the 1-KW system on HPCC (based on "A solar system that is installed on a south-facing 30-degree pitch roof Ohio will generate 1,150kWh of peak DC (direct current) capacity per year per 1kW in Ohio." from https://www.solarreviews.com/solar-panels/ohio)

Heating/Cooling Degree Days - https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/degreeDaysCalculator
Weather Station ID:
Weather Station Name:

Time Period:
July 01, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Annual HDD:
5277 °F
Annual CDD:
1037 °F

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