Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.91 / 6.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 41,309,412 Kilowatt-hours 140,947.71 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 237,000 Kilowatt-hours 808.64 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 157,312 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
299,068.36 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,816,909 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 182,128 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,305 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 91,851 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
3,275,626 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 3,713.80 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,818 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
5,531.80 Degree-Days (°F)

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

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 38,974,522 Kilowatt-hours 132,981.07 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 241,592.27 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
374,573.34 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
2,370,813 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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

2009 is the baseline year for our Climate Action Plan.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.11 MMBtu / GSF 0.21 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.16 MMBtu / GSF 0.27 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
23.66

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:

Energy efficiency education is part of introduction to sustainability for students and staff at orientation.

The University has Be A Green Spider page for energy to encourage conservation and education: https://sustainability.richmond.edu/involved/greenspider/energy.html

There is an energy team currently working on an Energy Conservation Management Program at the University.


A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:

A campus-wide building automation system (BAS) that is centrally controlled, monitors and adjusts space temperature according to occupancy schedules. We are running two pilot programs to test smart reservation systems in our event management system.


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

All of our new and refurbished buildings use LED lighting as the building standard. LED replacements of lighting is standard for all building retrofits and upgrades. 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 passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

Buildings are designed to incorporate passive solar heating whenever possible.


A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:

N/A


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

All outdated or inefficient equipment is phased out with a Facilities Condition Assessment plan. The FCA was updated in 2019 and has been instrumental is improving out equipment replacement program.


Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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