Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.48 / 6.00 Michael Whitmore
Director of Utilities and Energy Management
Associate VP Office of Facilities
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity Kilowatt-hours MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) Kilowatt-hours MMBtu

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

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
1,200,161.55 Gross square meters

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 84,376.83 Square meters
Healthcare space 119,690.56 Square meters
Other energy intensive space Square meters

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1,608,296.32 Gross square meters

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 3,453.17 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 531.83 Degree-Days (°C)

Total degree days, performance year:
3,985 Degree-Days (°C)

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:
150.77 Btu / GSM / Degree-Day (°C)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity Kilowatt-hours MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) Kilowatt-hours MMBtu

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

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,043,882.36 Gross square meters

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

A brief description of when and why the energy consumption baseline was adopted:
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Source-site ratio for imported electricity:

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 2.61 MMBtu per square meter 3.81 MMBtu per square meter
Baseline year 2.96 MMBtu per square meter 4.12 MMBtu per square meter

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

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:
Facilities groups working with student groups and consultants with regard to building tours and central plant education.

A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:
Built into our BAS is the ability to control HVAC units for temperature control on multiple efficiency control levels with setbacks, occupancy control, CO2 monitoring, start/stop optimization, and pressure loop control. These effectively control temperature and airflow to the spaces according to program needs.

A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
LED lighting continuing to be installed with renovation projects and all new building construction. Continued replacement of existing lights in stairwells and parking lots.

A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of co-generation employed by the institution:
The University of Rochester employs "cogeneration"— simultaneously producing the electricity and steam used to heat and cool River Campus and Medical Center buildings, and using no more fuel than if only steam was produced. The plant will produce more than half of the annual electric requirement of the River Campus and Medical Center while lowering air emissions from the local electric utility that are directly attributable to University energy needs.

A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
Working on a retro-commissioning project for current building renovations. Replacing outdated steam systems with HW fed from Cogen system for better perfomance and efficiency.

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