Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.46 / 6.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 382,386,818 Kilowatt-hours 1,304,703.82 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 67,995 Kilowatt-hours 232.00 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 3,428,899 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
4,733,834.82 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
24,702,745 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 1,332,223 Square Feet
Healthcare space 119,443 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 1,966,583 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
29,572,660 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 5,471 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,425 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,896 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 379,995,386 Kilowatt-hours 1,296,544.26 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 3,903,485 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
5,200,029.26 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
20,469,197 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

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

FY07 was adopted as the preferred baseline year for STARS data reporting as it represented consistent data availability across the majority of credits.

FY20 was chosen as the performance year since campus operations were limited during the majority of FY21. Weighted campus user and floor area figures reported in this credit are for FY20.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.19 MMBtu / GSF 0.30 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.25 MMBtu / GSF 0.38 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
21.92

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:
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A brief description of energy use standards and controls employed by the institution:
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A brief description of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting and other energy-efficient lighting strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

See details on a greenhouse evaporative cooling project here: https://sustainability.wisc.edu/green-fund-supports-greenhouse-cooling/


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

See details on UW-Madison's partnership with MG&E on the West Campus Cogeneration Facility here: https://www.mge.com/about-mge/power-plants/west-campus-cogeneration-facility


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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