Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
2.99 / 6.00 Samantha Kelly
Special Projects Coordinator
OFS
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 350,983,530.90 Kilowatt-hours 1,197,555.81 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 366,784.11 Kilowatt-hours 1,251.47 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 1,284,388 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
2,483,195.27 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
18,045,645 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,081,497 Square Feet
Healthcare space 1,000,000 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 306,990 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
22,515,629 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 3,919.50 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,551.50 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
5,471 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 312,772,479.60 Kilowatt-hours 1,067,179.70 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 1,431,131 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
2,498,310.70 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
15,157,645 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

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

This energy consumption baseline was selected to comply with the DOE Better Building Challenge.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.14 MMBtu / GSF 0.27 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.16 MMBtu / GSF 0.31 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
11.55

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:

Outreach, Engagement, and Communications
Sustainability Advocates (students)
Student Employees – recycling, promotions, water, energy, and student outreach teams (students)
Green Labs Program (students, staff, and faculty)
Green Workplace Program (staff and faculty)
Sustainability Partners (staff and community)
Annual Events (i.e. Earth Week, U.Va. Sustainability Day, Game Day Challenge)
Annual Competitions (i.e. Dorm Energy Race)
Greening existing events (i.e. zero waste support)
Communications support - signage, website, social media, Sustainanewsletter, Green Tips


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

The University of Virginia Green Building Standards outline UVA’s minimum expectations for aligning University-wide sustainability goals with building design, construction, and maintenance. The Standards include a comprehensive package of prescriptive requirements, an implementation process to support projects in meeting the Standards in a cost-effective manner, and for capital projects, an enhanced process to embed sustainability into the decision-making process. The Standards consolidate existing Facility Design Guidelines Requirements, bring additional value to existing requirements, and propose additional requirements to align projects with meeting UVA’s sustainability goals beyond what LEED certification can accomplish or for projects for which LEED certification is not required. Each specification has one or more of the following goals: reduce environmental impact, provide anticipated reduced life cycle costs, and promote healthier and safer buildings.

The Green Building Standards apply to all projects (any project requiring a building or project permit), within the project’s scope of work. Supplemental standards for new construction and major renovations for which LEED certification is already a minimum requirement are included in Part II.

https://sustainability.virginia.edu/resources/current-uva-green-building-standards


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

LED lighting is required in all new renovated spaces per the UVA Green Building standards.

https://sustainability.virginia.edu/resources/current-uva-green-building-standards


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:

To reduce energy use across UVA’s over 18,000,000 square feet of building space, the UVA Delta Force Program in the Office for Sustainability works as an internal performance contracting program that increases energy efficiency in buildings and achieves energy savings. Delta Force targets high-energy buildings that present opportunities for energy savings, funds and implements those projects and recovers the investment through utility savings.

Through this model, Delta Force has invested $22 million in energy projects and has saved $63 million and 237,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions (MTCDE) since 2009.

https://sustainability.virginia.edu/programs/delta-force


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