Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.57 / 6.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 58,511,600 Kilowatt-hours 199,641.58 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 411,281.70 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
610,923.28 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
4,862,682 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 171,040 Square Feet
Healthcare space 0 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 145,017 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
5,349,779 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,571 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,482 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,053 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:
18.87 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 68,763,191 Kilowatt-hours 234,620.01 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 326,432 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
561,052.01 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
3,139,757 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period June 30, 2007 May 1, 2008

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

Villanova signed the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007. As part of the commitment we were required to choose a baseline year to compare our carbon emission reduction progress to. The year we chose is the academic year from 2007 to 2008. This year was adopted because it was the same year we signed the Presidents Climate Commitment.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.13 MMBtu / GSF 0.21 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.18 MMBtu / GSF 0.33 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
36.69

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:

Our building engineers are told to design our buildings, and the HVAC systems to meet ASHRAE. for new buildings we design to LEED standards with a silver goal. Building temperature set points fluctuate throughout the campus depending on building function and occupant comfort level.


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

The University retrofits lighting to LED when lamps are being upgraded due to aesthetics, function, or age. All exit lighting are LED powered, and there has been an effort to use LED in outdoor and 24 hour lighting. Other applications include athletic facilities, library stacks, classrooms, and office space.


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

Villanova contracts with a third party to operate a 2MWh co-generator on campus to supply us with electricity and supplement the steam plant


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

We are 2/3 of the way through upgrading our largest lab building with new HVAC systems, including air handlers, VFDs, and more.


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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