Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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University of the Pacific
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.57 / 6.00 Scott Heaton
Support Services
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 143,563 MMBtu 159,312 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 86,448 MMBtu 90,158 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 0 MMBtu 0 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,018,731 Gross Square Feet 2,029,722 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 111,000 Square Feet
Healthcare space 34,300 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 1,781
Cooling degree days 1,660

Source-site ratios::
Source-Site Ratio (see help icon above)
Grid-purchased electricity 3.14
District steam/hot water 1.20

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or 3-year periods)::
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012

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


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

Web-based Energy Management Systems utilizing scheduled occupancy times and temperature controlled HVAC equipment, located in the HVAC/R office.

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

Outdoor architectural LED wall packs/cutoff fixtures / Indoor linear LED fixtures and retrofit LED can lights. Approximately 95% of all exterior lighting is LED. By August 2015 100% will be LED.

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

Single and dual technology motion sensors (ultrasonic, infrared)/ Energy management systems / Photo cell light sensors

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


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


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


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

Pacific spent $350,000 retrofitting lighting in 2014. We have also spent around $300,000 last year on new more efficient HVAC equipment.

In 2015, Pacific spent around $150,000 retrofitting toilets and sinks to low flow to reduce water consumption.

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

A compilation of state of the art Energy Management systems including Johnson controls, Alerton and Honeywell BacNet systems. All building equipment are off unless scheduled through the Campus scheduling format Astra, accessible to all departments on campus. Support Services office staff implement these schedules into the appropriate Energy Management System. EMS systems are also used to monitor and adjust HVAC system operation.

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

Pacific is working :
- opportunistically through opportunities presented by building renovations and remodels;
- to develop an energy use policy that would address buildings specific appliances in existing buildings not covered by our green purchasing directives; and
- through investments funded by our Sustainability Project Investment Fund.

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

Pacific is working to maintain the positive impact of its nationally recognized, classically beautiful landscaping with more native, drought resistant, low maintenance landscaping that still communicates the commitment to quality and aesthetics that our landscaping has traditionally had but which requires less inputs of all sorts for maintenance and growth.

In 2012, Pacific changed a small area of green scape to a John Muir Native area that has drought-resistant and native plants of California highlighted by John Muir. In 2014, Pacific received a generous gift from Bon Appetit to build a Native Garden next to the expanding Ted & Chris Robb Garden that will have a variety of native and low water plants. The Bon Appetit Native Garden will also have a water meter to measure water consumption.

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


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

Sustaining Pacific has deployed a Green Office Certification program that works with offices and departments to make greener decisions with waste management, purchasing,energy, transportation, events and entertainment, break room/kitchen and sustainability initiatives.

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


Degree days calculated using http://www.weatherdatadepot.com/ with the balance point of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Source site ratios used were taken from the suggested amount stated in the ? box.

Gross floor area decreased due to the removal of A.A. Stagg Stadium in FY2015.

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