Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.13
Liaison Traci Knabenshue
Submission Date March 3, 2021

STARS v2.2

West Virginia University
OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.76 / 6.00 Daniel Lemasters
Facilities Engineer
Facilities Management
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Electricity use, performance year (report kilowatt-hours):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 194,714,117 Kilowatt-hours 664,364.57 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 163,686 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 808,654 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, performance year:
1,636,704.57 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, performance year:
11,820,632 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of energy intensive space, performance year:
Floor area
Laboratory space 478,083 Square Feet
Healthcare space 85,862 Square Feet
Other energy intensive space 309,677 Square Feet

EUI-adjusted floor area, performance year:
13,258,199 Gross Square Feet

Degree days, performance year:
Degree days
Heating degree days 4,791 Degree-Days (°F)
Cooling degree days 1,248 Degree-Days (°F)

Total degree days, performance year:
6,039 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:
20.44 Btu / GSF / Degree-Day (°F)

Electricity use, baseline year (report kWh):
kWh MMBtu
Imported electricity 184,550,736 Kilowatt-hours 629,687.11 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 173,906 MMBtu
Imported steam, hot water, and/or chilled water 819,231 MMBtu

Total site energy consumption, baseline year:
1,622,824.11 MMBtu

Gross floor area of building space, baseline year:
6,752,888 Gross Square Feet

Start and end dates of the baseline year (or 3-year period):
Start date End date
Baseline period July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

More detailed record keeping began in F2013 and we used this baseline year for other credits.


Source-site ratio for imported electricity:
3

Total energy consumption per unit of floor area:
Site energy Source energy
Performance year 0.14 MMBtu / GSF 0.25 MMBtu / GSF
Baseline year 0.24 MMBtu / GSF 0.43 MMBtu / GSF

Percentage reduction in total source energy consumption per unit of floor area from baseline:
41.22

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:

WVU has over the years engaged in behavior-based energy campaigns to reduce energy through turning off lights, powering down computers, discouraging personal items like mini fridges and space heaters, and encouraging networked printing. The university has also held a residence hall energy competition in the past. The above describe initiatives have not been a focus area in the last three fiscal years, however.


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

WVU has been using performance contracting since 2006 and has upgraded many HVAC and lighting systems with this mechanism. WVU uses temperature controls setpoints in buildings where the technology exists. Many air handling systems in newer buildings also have occupancy sensors to regulate how much outside air is being pulled in. WVU's IT department standardizes power settings on computers and networked printers, but those settings can be changed by individual users.


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

WVU has been increasing the amount of LED fixtures on campus as technology has improved and the price continues to come down. Notable projects in the past 3 years include transitioning all outdoor light fixtures to LED on the downtown and Evansdale campuses (both in Morgantown), the station and track lighting for the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, and the lighting for the main gymnasium in the student recreation center. The latest phase of performance contracting was almost exclusively LED upgrades in the Health Sciences Center complex.


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:

When we are doing refurbishments or upgrades inside buildings, we look for opportunities to utilize central plants for HVAC instead of individual room units. This is also true for drinking fountains, which have cooling units. WVU discourages individual appliances such as mini fridges and space heaters through inspections required by the WV Board of Risk and Insurance Management for safety and energy conservation reasons. When the university renovates or builds new square footage, break rooms and copy rooms are a standard part of floor plans to centralize energy and water-consuming appliances and equipment. WVU's pouring rights contract with Coca-Cola also stipulates energy efficient vending machines.


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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