Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.20
Liaison Laura Miller
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Haven
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.63 / 6.00 Laura Miller
Director of Energy & Sustainability
Office of Facilities
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 57,978 MMBtu 46,488 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 184 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) 69,995 MMBtu 56,488 MMBtu
Total 128,157 MMBtu 102,976 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
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 building energy consumption baseline was adopted at this time because the data was determined to be complete, reliable and accurate. It was qualified and verified in accordance with Sightlines standards.

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1,529,167 Gross Square Feet 1,254,860 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 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.08 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.16 MMBtu / GSF 0.16 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 5,125 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 900 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 11,728 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,300 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,555,223 Gross Square Feet

Building energy consumption (site energy) per unit of EUI-adjusted floor area per degree day, performance year:
13.68 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):

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

The University of New Haven utilizes a Building Management System that enables us to look at energy usage within each building on campus. During periods of low occupancy (i.e. summer and winter breaks) we adjust the temperature in buildings to reduce energy. The BMS also controls building operating schedules, allowing us to create setbacks over the weekend. There are also some buildings on campus that have C02 sensors installed which helps to change energy needs based on occupancy. Many buildings also utilize occupancy sensors for hallways, and classrooms to reduce unnecessary energy usage.

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

The University of New Haven holds bi-weekly ‘Energy Opportunities’ meeting where staff gathers to discuss initiatives that will result in an energy reduction. Often this is where decisions about installing more efficient equipment begin. One of the initiatives from this group includes changing out older lighting across campus to LED lighting. In addition, at the beginning of the year during student move-in, the Facilities departments hands out LED lightbulbs to incoming students, this enables them to save energy in their desk and task lighting within their residence halls.

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

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):

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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