Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.74
Liaison William Hargrove
Submission Date April 29, 2016
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University of Texas at El Paso
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.04 / 6.00 Carlo Vazquez
Assistant Director
Facilities Services
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 550,000 MMBtu 550,000 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 150,000 MMBtu 150,000 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 5,221,330 Gross Square Feet 5,221,330 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 485,700 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2,176 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 1,900
Cooling degree days 2,671

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 50
District steam/hot water 1

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014

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

N/A


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

Cooling/Heating - 70-73 degrees based on University policy


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

5% of Campus is now LED.


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

5% of Campus has now sensors that turn off lights whenever the rooms are empty. They will turn on based on movement.


A brief description of any passive solar heating employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any ground-source heat pumps employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any cogeneration technologies employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Energy metering in place at Central and Satellite Plants. Monitoring system in place for 85% of University.


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

Replaced default T12 fluorescent HID lighting with LEDs T8 and T5.


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

N/A


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

N/A


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

Lighting Audits program.
HVAC schedule optimization according to class schedules and events.


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