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Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2016
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University of Richmond
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired George Souleret
University Engineer
Facilities
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 358077.90 MMBtu 398859.40 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 142155.30 MMBtu 135626.80 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2594490 Gross Square Feet 2370813 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 67408 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2574 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 3298
Cooling degree days 2280

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

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

2008 is the baseline year for our Climate Action Plan.


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

A campus-wide building automation system (BAS) that is centrally controlled, monitors and adjusts space temperature according to occupancy schedules.


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

LED recessed canned fixtures and track lighting are used in various public spaces on campus, and all new residential buildings and renovations.


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

A combination of motion sensors and infrared sensors are utilized in high use areas, including classrooms, conference rooms, other public spaces, such as bathrooms in many buildings on campus.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

The centrally located campus-wide building automation system (BAS) is used by the controls manager to track energy consumption and performance in all academic and most residential buildings on campus.


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

We strive to purchase EnergyStar rated appliances when available.


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

We use native species and hand water only when establishing plants.


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

The vast majority of vending machines on campus are on motion sensors, meaning that they are inactive until the machine senses the presence of a person. The devices used are called Vending Misers and Snack Misers. These are, however, being phased out by the vendors with efficient vending machines.


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

LED exterior lighting is being specified and used for campus park-style post lights. Demand ventilation using CO2 sensing is being used in many classrooms.


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

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