Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Western Kentucky University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Endowment size:
135,100,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
291 Acres

IECC climate region:

Mid-size city

Gross floor area of building space:
5,093,168 Gross Square Feet

Conditioned floor area:
5,093,168 Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
276,712 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
23,153 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of residential space:
1,091,767 Square Feet

Electricity use by source::
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 44
Geothermal 0
Hydro 9
Natural gas 9
Nuclear 38
Solar photovoltaic ---
Wind ---
Other (please specify and explain below) 1

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

Renewables (not specified whether wind or solar) account for just less than 1%.

Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass ---
Coal ---
Electricity ---
Fuel oil ---
Geothermal ---
Natural gas 100
Other (please specify and explain below) ---

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

These operational characteristics reflect data for main campus only. Regional campuses are not included as they are located in various different locales and source energy from alternative providers. For consistency, we will focus on main campus for this submission, as we have for past submissions.

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