Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Brian Pullen
Submission Date March 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
OP-5: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.46 / 6.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
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Figures needed to determine total building energy consumption:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 59663.01 MMBtu 62549 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site renewables 187.30 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) 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu
Total 59850.31 MMBtu 62549 MMBtu

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

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 established during the beginning of the 2014-2015 fiscal year, in conjunction with the signing of the ACUPCC and the hiring of the Center for Climate Strategies to help us determine our energy consumption to better understand our campus GHG emissions.


Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area of building space 1269020 Gross Square Feet 1191060 Gross Square Feet

Source-site ratio for grid-purchased electricity:
3.14

Total building energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Site energy 0.05 MMBtu / GSF 0.05 MMBtu / GSF
Source energy 0.15 MMBtu / GSF 0.16 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total building energy consumption (source energy) per unit of floor area from baseline:
10.38

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F / 18 °C):
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 246 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 4493 Degree-Days (°F)

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor Area
Laboratory space 18340 Square Feet
Healthcare space 4118 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
1313936 Gross Square Feet

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

Documentation (e.g. spreadsheet or utility records) 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 (e.g. outreach and education efforts):

All three campuses of the USF System are aggressively working to reduce the energy usage and the energy cost. The entire USF System met the goals of the Florida Statute 1013.231 of reducing energy usage or energy costs by 10%. All campuses are continuing to aggressively achieve further reductions.


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

Currently we are in the bid process of hiring a hardware/software vendor to work with our Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineers on our Continuing Services to sub-meter and monitor our campus per building energy usage and efficiency through building automation and control. This will help us determine what our real-time energy usage is and where inefficiencies lie in buildings.


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

It is written in our Campus Master Plan to retrofit all existing campus lights with LED's once burned out and upon new additional lighting. Currently our STG, FPF Garage, KTCOB, PWL and USC buildings have been retrofitted with LED lighting. Our College of Marine Science building is also retrofitting all of the lighting to LED's in the buildings conference rooms.


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, e.g. combined heat and power (CHP):

Our co-generation mainly comes from our Central Utility Chiller Plant on-site.


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):

We recently completed our Climate Action Plan in which we are striving towards reducing our campus electricity consumption by 10% by 2020 as compared to business as usual. Thus, we have pledged towards replacing appliances to meet Energy Star compliance as well as re-commissioning buildings to identify low-hanging fruit of upgrading to more energy efficient technology and equipment.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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