Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.16 / 6.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 106,490,304 Kilowatt-hours 363,344.92 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 196,064 Kilowatt-hours 668.97 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 390,280 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
754,293.89 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
665,385.32 Gross Square Metres

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 38,334.58 Square Metres
Healthcare space 1,621.07 Square Metres
Other energy intensive space 8,595.11 Square Metres

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
753,891.73 Gross Square Metres

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 2,248 Degree-Days (°C)
Cooling degree days 3,076 Degree-Days (°C)

Total degree days, performance year:
5,324 Degree-Days (°C)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Sept. 1, 2020 Aug. 31, 2021

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 90,989,442.90 Kilowatt-hours 310,455.98 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 309,255 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
619,710.98 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
434,949.64 Gross Square Metres

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Sept. 1, 2004 Aug. 31, 2005

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

2005 was adopted as the baseline because this is when the office of sustainability was able to get accurate data


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM
Baseline year 0 MMBtu / GSM 0 MMBtu / GSM

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
22.02

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:

Our Campus Master Plan has a guiding principle related to the Environment and Sustainability. Sustainability guidelines are included in most sections of the master plan including Landscaping and Space Design Guidelines. https://www.uta.edu/masterplan/ut_arlington_master_plan.pdf

UTA has a written Indoor Air Quality Management Program that is managed by our Environmental Health and Safety office and applies to all spaces. This policy covers HVAC systems, operation and maintenance, renovations and new construction, custodial services, pest control, housing and food services. https://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/ehs/occupational/docs/iaq-program.pdf

Facilities Management’s Design Guidelines for renovations and new construction incorporate sustainable requirements in them such as zeroscaping, energy efficiency above minimum code levels, sustainable space design, sustainable building materials and a requirement to investigate renewable energy sources and new energy efficiency idea’s.

All of the square footage listed is managed by an energy management program. Our Thermal Energy Plant which produces chilled water and steam for campus buildings is monitored real time by Utilivisor to maintain the plant at optimal efficiency. 95% of our campus building utilities are metered, data collected and analyzed by our Siemens Navigator system and reviewed by our energy manager regularly. The Siemens system has the ability to flag areas of HVAC operation that are not operating at optimal efficiency in real time.


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

The campus utilitizes the Siemens Apogee Energy Management System, which is connected to nearly all buildings on campus to provide energy metering and management services. The Siemens Apogee Energy Management System provides automated, schedule-based temperature setback control to the majority of campus building HVAC systems, and several buildings on campus utilize dual-technology (PIR/Infrared and Ultrasonic) occupancy sensors to control area lighting.
Cooling setpoint: 72°F; Heating setpoint: 68°F

UtiliVisor software is installed to provide real-time analysis of our Energy Plant's systems. This software allows us to continually optimize our entire Plant to ensure all systems are as efficient as possible.


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

UT Arlington continues to complete LED lighting retrofits during renovations, remodeling, and upgrades to campus facilities and parking lots. During FY21 UT Arlington replaced more than 1,175 T-8 lighting fixtures with LED fixtures in classrooms, offices, and hallways.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

None.


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

None.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace energy-consuming appliances, equipment, and systems with high efficiency alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Fiscal year for UTA is from Sept-Aug

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