Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-8: Building Energy Consumption

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 6.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Total building energy consumption, all sources (transportation fuels excluded):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total building energy consumption 379,466 MMBtu 350,119 MMBtu

Purchased electricity and steam:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Grid-purchased electricity 104,932 MMBtu 106,150 MMBtu
District steam/hot water 240,582 MMBtu 243,969 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 2,754,583 Gross Square Feet 2,856,712 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year::
Floor Area
Laboratory space 264,748 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space

Degree days, performance year (base 65 °F)::
Degree days (see help icon above)
Heating degree days 56,519
Cooling degree days 3,969

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 Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

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

All baselines were created in 2008 when the university's first Sustainability plan was written.


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

All buildings have setpoints for temperature that can be monitored and programmed using Johnson Controls Metasys system.


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

In 2011, substantial outdoor lighting upgrades were about half LED fixtures and half induction lighting fixtures. LED fixtures were used predominantly in pole lighting along walkways.


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

All academic buildings and recently renovated buildings for student services, student recreation, and facilities management use motion sensors to control lighting.


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

Sage Hall and Horizon Village both use passive solar heating with time controlled shades.


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

Geothermal systems are installed in two buildings on campus. The Student Success Center and Horizon village both have systems drawing from 56 different wells.


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

The university has one biodigester located on campus and two more in the community. Heat is generated along with methane gas as organic matter breaks down. The methane gas is stored and then later burned off for energy which is then sold back into the grid.


A brief description of any building recommissioning or retrofit program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any energy metering and management systems employed by the institution:

Johnson Controls Metasys is used to monitor campus buildings for electricity and steam.


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

All appliances in the dining services including refrigerators and dish washers have been replaced with energy efficient models.


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

Sage Hall has new vending machines with motion sensors to reduce power consumption.


A brief description of other energy conservation and efficiency initiatives employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s energy conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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