Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.26 / 6.00 Jane Stewart
Energy Specialist
Treasurer's office
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 22,064,489 Kilowatt-hours 75,284.04 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 400,000 Kilowatt-hours 1,364.80 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, performance year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 112,998 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
189,646.84 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
2,306,175 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 35,983 Square Feet
Healthcare space 2,303 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 0 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
2,382,747 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,088 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,307 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
5,395 Degree-Days (°F)

Start and end dates of the performance year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Performance period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019

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

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 25,421,906 Kilowatt-hours 86,739.54 MMBtu
Electricity from on-site, non-combustion facilities/devices (e.g., renewable energy systems) 9,932 Kilowatt-hours 33.89 MMBtu

Stationary fuels and thermal energy, baseline year (report MMBtu):
MMBtu
Stationary fuels used on-site to generate electricity and/or thermal energy 145,738 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 0 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
232,511.43 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
1,977,486 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

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

This was the year we began intentional energy conservation program.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3.14

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.08 MMBtu / GSF 0.15 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.12 MMBtu / GSF 0.21 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
28.07

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:

W&L has a comprehensive campus wide energy conservation program. Energy policy includes broad university and specific department wide expectations, but also specifies expectations for individual actions, including turning off computers/monitors/printers in work spaces nightly. Regular audits are performed during unoccupied times and notes are left to individuals who have left items on. Since 2012 we have held a student energy conservation contest, and in 2016 added a faculty staff competition. Both create awareness through positive messaging and friendly competition. Energy program staff speak regularly at departmental staff meetings, and student fora ranging from orientation for Residential Advisers to environmental science classes. Energy information and reminders are shared regularly through social and campus media and annual targeted poster campaigns, and an energy conservation "tool box" is available for check out at the main library.


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

W&L's energy standards including time of day HVAC setback schedules in virtually all non-residential campus buildings, customized weekly to match actual, scheduled, building occupancy. Scheduling is implemented through two BAS systems (Trane and Siemens) and in smaller buildings, through local thermostat programming control. Efficiency (economizing, HW setpoints, CFM etc) are monitored regularly through BAS systems. Lucid BuilingOS is used for daily setback verification and daily electricity trending, as well as for broad constituent education and highly targeted information campaigns to students living in sub-metered campus housing.


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

The University is systematically retrofitting existing campus facilities with LED lighting, and LED systems are standard for renovations and new construction. Motion sensor and daylight sensor lighting is deployed where appropriate and local signage is complimented by frequent awareness campaigns through social media and presentations to targeted constituent groups.


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:

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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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