Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
4.78 / 6.00 Mike Mueller
Associate Director
Facilities Management
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 12,478,534 Kilowatt-hours 42,576.76 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 0 Kilowatt-hours 0 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 138,577 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
181,153.76 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,197,037 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 138,177 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 13,120 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,486,511 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 6,276 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,009 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
7,285 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period Jan. 1, 2020 Dec. 31, 2020

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 16,130,632 Kilowatt-hours 55,037.72 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 156,563 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
211,600.72 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,785,527 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

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

The baseline was established in 2005 as part of a State Executive Order 145 for energy reduction goals.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.12 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.18 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
32.72

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:

Winter occupied temperatures are controlled between 68 and 70 degrees, unoccupied temperatures are set at 65 degrees. Summer occupied temperatures are controlled between 76 and 78 degrees. Building HVAC systems are controlled on/off based on occupancy schedule for all campus buildings through the campus Energy Management Systems (EMS).


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

Replaced mirror lights and desk lights with LED fixtures in 96 student rooms in Stratton.
Replaced all hallway lights and exit signs with LED fixtures in McMillan Hall. Replaced Hathorn Mirror lights and Hallway lights with LED fixtures.
Installed LED lights in Food Science Meat Plant, and Dairy plant.
Installed LED lights in Welding Lab.
Replaced all grow lights in the Greenhouse with LED Lights.
Rodli Hall was recently renovated with all LED lights.


A brief description of passive solar heating, geothermal systems, and related strategies employed by the institution:

Domestic water heating at the Research Development Institute building and Ames Residential Suites employ passive solar heating.


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