Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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University of Oregon
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.98 / 6.00 Sonya Carlson
Graduate Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 746,747.10 MMBtu 655,428.07 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 189,625 MMBtu 261,456 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 4,160 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 8,094,236 Gross Square Feet 6,600,533 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 331,652 Square Feet
Healthcare space 13,532 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 5,216
Cooling degree days 335

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.36
District steam/hot water 1

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2003 June 30, 2004

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

2004. This is the Year the University did it's first greenhouse gas emission inventory.


A brief description of any building temperature standards employed by the institution:

Several buildings on campus use timers to regulate temperature. One example is from Lillis hall, where a central computer measures inside and outside light levels and temperature, building occupancy, heating load, and power generation and adjusts controls automatically for maximum efficiency.


A brief description of any light emitting diode (LED) lighting employed by the institution:

Most buildings on campus use LED lights in some way, either outside, inside or both. An example is the new Jaqua Academic Center for student athletes, which features LED lighting in the parking lot, and for an award display area inside. http://www.goducks.com/pdf8/719171.pdf GRO Certification awards points for only using LEDs.


A brief description of any occupancy and/or vacancy sensors employed by the institution:

Several buildings on campus use motion sensors to reduce energy use. A prominent example is at Lillis Hall, where dimmable fluorescent lighting with electronic ballasts automatically adjusts to the amount of daylight present in the rooms. Lighting levels can also be controlled by system presets. Occupancy sensors will shut off lights and fans when rooms are not occupied, saving electricity.

The UO uses a Siemens & Carrier centralized energy management system, operated by control technicians with Facilities Services.

The UO uses a Siemens & Carrier centralized energy management system, operated by control technicians with Facilities Services.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

NA


A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

NA


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

The UO has a district-level cogeneration heating facility. It operates on natural gas and has an efficiency rating of 85%.


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

The Oregon Model for Sustainability requires that new construction pay a fee into a fund that supports retrofit projects on older buildings across campus. The goal is to be net zero energy when new buildings are added.


A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

We have some buildings that are individually metered and read by person who walks around. Others are metered in a group. Planning for campus-wide metering automation is underway.


A brief description of the institution's program to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment and systems with high efficiency alternatives:

Campus Operations buys only Energy Star products as old products need replacing. Award points in our Green Resilient Office Program for only purchasing Energy Star Products. Through GRO Certification program departments are required to replace old inefficient heaters with newer more energy efficient and safer models. Through the GRO program there are funds allocated to purchase the new heaters as needed this is called our Heater Exchange Program.


A brief description of any energy-efficient landscape design initiatives employed by the institution:

We have a Campus Outdoor Lighting Plan which is part of the Campus Plan and has a guideline to maximize energy conservation. http://uplan.uoregon.edu/plandoc/LightingPlan_Update03_2012.pdf . Our Campus Tree Plan recognizes the benefit of using "Select tree species and locations that provide maximum southwest and
west-side shade for buildings, cool air temperatures through evapotranspiration." http://uplan.uoregon.edu/plandoc/TreePlan2008.pdf


A brief description of any vending machine sensors, lightless machines, or LED-lit machines employed by the institution:

All of the new vendors are energy star rated, led lighting with user timers to put them into sleep mode while not in use.


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:

NA


The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:

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